Right from the start of cricket in the International level, we have and had been watching many shots and moves by the players enhancing the game step by step. There are many different and innovative shots created by the players in different instances.
One such shot is ‘Helicopter Shot’. Whenever we talk about this shot, there is only one name that comes to mind and it is MS Dhoni. It is one of the hardest shots in the game of cricket as it requires a lot of strength, flawless technique and perfect timing to execute it.
Once MS Dhoni played this shot, it went crazy with the cricket fans in the world especially India. Dhoni has made millions of fans with this shot which has later become his signature shot. There is a flashback behind this Helicopter shot and the man behind it is Dhoni’s friend.
After MS Dhoni introduced this shot in the International cricket, there are many young cricketers in the world who tried to copy his helicopter shot but didn’t get 100% success. And there are a lot of cricketers who have tried to imitate the shot but in vain.
But in a recent video that went viral on Twitter, an unknown cricketer joined the bandwagon. In the video, the batsman is seen dancing down the batting crease with the bat in hand as the bowler runs to deliver the ball. He then manages to scoop it straight past the wicket keeper and the short fine leg fielder for a boundary.
This helicopter shot will definitely leave you in splits. The helicopter shot is one of those shots which look very easy to play but when it comes to execution, one has to make careful calculations.
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Although Dhoni has been credited with perfecting the nuances of the shot and making it popular, he wasn’t the first cricketer to have tried it. Sir Vivian Richards, Sachin Tendulkar, Abdul Razzaq have all played this shot before Dhoni even came into the foray of international cricket.
However, Dhoni’s version is unmatched in terms of the sheer fear it propagates in the opposition bowler.