Kiwi Cricketer Nicknamed 'Hairy Javelin' Hits Match-Winning Six; Celebrates With Epic "Bat Drop"

Hats off, as always, to the Hairy Javelin.
February 21, 2017, 12:30am

To Kiwi cricket fans, Grant Elliott will always be a cult hero for his World Cup semi final winning six against South Africa at Eden Park in February 2015.

Quite simply, it was one of the great moments in New Zealand cricket history.

The 37-year-old South African-born Kiwi - nicknamed 'the Hairy Javelin' due to his height and facial furniture - may have now transformed into an international cult hero thanks to a next level celebration. Another match-winning six this morning bought it on.

Grant Elliott's bat drop in Sharjah this morning. Source: Youtube.

After Elliott - playing for the Lahore Qalanders in their clash with Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah - whacked the ball over the boundary to secure victory with five balls left, the all-rounder held up his bat - and dropped it.

Former President Barack Obama made the gesture at his final White House Correspondents dinner last year to great effect, but, somewhat incredibly, it had never been attempted in televised cricket.

Cross that off, now. Hats off, as always, to the Hairy Javelin.