India’s fast-bowler, Mohammad Shami is on a roll since replacing injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar as he picked another four wickets against West Indies to help his side qualify for the semi-finals. During the match against the Caribbean side, Shami imitated Sheldon Cottrell’s salute celebration after the latter got dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal.
As Cottrell was walking off after being adjudged to have been caught lbw by Chahal in the 30th over of the Windies innings, Shami raised his right arm in salute and mimicked Cottrell’s march – seemingly telling him to march back to the pavilion.
Cottrell’s salute-and-march celebration is a tribute to his country’s armed forces. He had trained with the Jamaican Army for six months and had picked up his trademark move at that time.