Sheldon Cottrell, the West Indian fast bowler, is not only famous for his fierce left-arm fast bowling but also for his unique style of celebration after he picks up a wicket. Being a Jamaican Defence Force soldier by profession, Cottrell does a marching and salute celebration after every wicket he takes. He is currently playing for the IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab and has had a fairly successful run in the tournament with the white ball, which is being played in UAE this time. His celebration is a hit among several cricket fans, especially children and became even more popular during this IPL, as he displayed his bowling skills for Kings XI Punjab against the opposition batsmen.
Recently, a small girl named Jiya was seen mimicking Sheldon’s famous marching and salute celebration in her home.
— A Vicky Kumar (@ImVickyKumar) September 24, 2020
The video went viral on the internet and was much appreciated by the bowler himself. Retweeting the video from his official Twitter handle, the West Indian speedster posted a heartfelt message to her young fan that read, “Sorry Jiya I couldn’t find this tweet earlier. Just wanted to say you light up my day.”
Sorry Jiya I couldn’t find this tweet earlier. Just wanted to say you light up my day. https://t.co/EvIIDxyAKv
— Sheldon Cotterell (@SaluteCotterell) October 27, 2020
The West Indian pacer was undoubtedly much impressed with the cute impersonification done by the little girl and appreciated her effort. He also apologised to the little one to have not found the video earlier on the social media platform Twitter.