Jordan Cox explains Cristiano Ronaldo celebration after Kents T20 Blast triumph

Kent star Jordan Cox was named player of the match as he helped his county end a 12-year trophy drought with an outstanding display in their 25-run win over Somerset in the T20 Blast final.

The 20-year-old scored a vital half-century with the bat, smashing 58 not out off 28 balls, and was heroic in the field.

Although it did not go down as his catch on the scorecard, Cox produced a stunning piece of fielding to dismiss Somerset captain Lewis Gregory.

With the ball looking set to sail over the boundary for six, Cox leaped in the air and palmed it back to team-mate Matt Milnes who took the catch.

And he celebrated the dismissal by copying Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo 's iconic "Siuuu" celebration.

Speaking after the game, Kent skipper Sam Billings, who is a big United fan, and Cox explained that the entire team had been copying Ronaldo's celebration in the build-up to Finals Day.

"I've been doing it all week haven't I", Billings said.

"We've all been doing it all week," Cox agreed.

"It just felt like the right thing to do then. If I'd rolled an ankle I'd have been pretty upset!

"You never know, Cristiano Ronaldo might see that one day. That's the dream!"

When asked about the catch itself, Cox explained: "Playing T20 cricket you try to do all that fancy sort of stuff and it hit the middle of the palm but on another day it might have clipped the finger and gone for six.

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"It’s about the effort you put into it and I tried 100 per cent, if it didn’t come off everybody would have said 'it was a great effort', so it was a win-win, really."

And even Gregory admitted that it was "an unbelievable bit of fielding" in a candid admission about his dismissal

"It p****d me off to be honest," he said. But you see it day-in, day-out to be fair. The standard and calibre of fielders and the athleticism that you see nowadays is pretty special.

"As frustrating as it was for me, it was an unbelievable bit of fielding."

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