Cricket: Samuels gives rival Stokes send-off salute

Nov 30, -0001

ST. GEORGE'S: West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels provided a new twist to his feud with Ben Stokes when he stood to attention and saluted his English rival off the pitch on Thursday.

Samuels stood bolt upright and mockingly raised his right hand to his forehead as Stokes walked past him after being dismissed for just eight on the third day of the second Test.

The gesture by the West Indian drew praise and criticism on social media.

"He can be an absolute tool sometimes but I have to admit Marlon Samuels just made me laugh tea out of my nose with his saluting send off," tweeted former England off-spinner Graeme Swann.

Stokes and Samuels have been at each other's throats over the course of the match.

The West Indies player made a century in the first innings and claimed that the Englishman's verbal exchanges spurred him onto his three-figure score. --AFP

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