West Indian fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell showed humility after dismissing Rohit Sharma in the second ODI of the India vs West Indies series.
Cottrell got the better of Rohit Sharma in 44th over, but nit before he had scored 159 runs. The left-arm pacer went for his usual “salute” celebration, but was quick to acknowledged Rohit’s innings. He went to the Mumbai batsman to pat his back to congratulate him for his knock.
As he walked by, all-rounder Jason Holder also congratulated him among others.
A video of Rohit Sharma’s wicket was obtained from social media-
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The gesture reminded everyone why West Indies are loved as a cricket team. Humbleness and humility has been a trait of the Caribbeans right from the days when they were ruling world cricket. There were times when the likes of Joel Garner, Michael Holding would be the meanest of bowlers to face as a batsman, but also the nicest of gentlemen. The newest generation of West Indian cricket showed they are still one of the nicest men in cricket.
Earlier, India were put into bat first by West Indies and got off to a flyer. Both the Indian openers, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, got to their centuries resulting in an opening partnership of 227. While Rahul was dismissed immediately after his century, Rohit Sharma went on to cross the 150-run mark for a record eighth time in ODI (two more than next best David Warner).
As the innings came to an end, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer scored runs in a flurry, taking India to a mammoth 387 runs in their 50 overs. As they did so, Iyer managed to reach his fifth consecutive half century in ODIs.