Kent bowler pulls off hilarious 'caterpillar' celebration

Kent bowler pulls off hilarious ‘caterpillar’ celebration

England's Sam Billings shared a clip of Coles' 'caterpillar celebration' on Twitter with a caption that read, "The best celebration ever!!! #slug"

Matthew Coles
Matthew Coles’ caterpillar celebration. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Footballers are known for their hilarious celebrations after scoring a goal, but their creativity seems to have rubbed off on the cricketers as well. We now have a new topper when it comes to comical wicket celebrations on the cricket field. Kent’s Matt Coles dismissed Steven Crook in the ongoing Specsavers County Championship Division Two. Northamptonshire’s Crook was batting on 12 when he edged one to James Tredwell at second slip, much to the delight of the bowler Coles.

The right-arm medium pacer then promptly lay on his stomach just off the pitch with his hands on the side. He then dragged his hips up and brought his knees forward, imitating a caterpillar as he did so. His ridiculous celebration left the wicketkeeper and the man at first slip in splits, as they found it hard to believe what Coles had come up with. The batsman, however, wasn’t as amused as he marched off the field.

Sam Billings tweets video of Caterpillar celebration

England‘s Sam Billings, who is currently plying his skills for Kent, shared a clip of Coles’ ‘caterpillar celebration’ on Twitter with a caption that read, “The best celebration ever!!! #slug”

Kent put up a mammoth 701 runs in the first innings of the 4-day match at Beckenham. They rode on Sean Dickson’s phenomenal 318, which included as many as 31 fours and three biggies. Meanwhile, Joe Denly was unlucky to miss out on what would have been a fine double century. He was dismissed after having scored 182. Dickson and Denly put on a massive partnership of 382 runs for the second wicket.

Kent declared the innings on 701 for the loss of 7 wickets. In reply, Northamptonshire’s openers began strongly, with Ben Duckett scoring a century. Max Holden and Adam Rossington followed suit with hundreds of their own, Holden being the top scorer for his team with 153. At the close of the third day’s play, Northamptonshire were at 528 for 7.