Cricket has always been an entertaining game. Innovative shots, enthralling bowling techniques, funny dismissals – you’ll get to see a lot in the game. The funny part is that several names have been allotted to these shots as well. One such shot is the helicopter shot delivered by coolest captain of Indian cricket team MS Dhoni. Dhoni is known among the fantasy cricket lovers because of this shot. However, this signature shot has been improvised and used by many other batsmen for their innings!
Although the history of Dhoni learning this shot is quite famous, however it’s quite evitable from the way the others try this shot, that they are trying to copy the same. although while playing fantasy cricket, getting such awesome players into the team are a plus point. However, if this shot is not played well, then the striker may get himself out of the field.
Surprisingly we’ve found out a few on the list, who can really play the shot well. MS Dhoni, surely a tough competition for you!
In 2000, long before Dhoni started playing this shot, Razzaq tired the same in a test match against England. Although the video of the stroke might look same, however the outcome was different. He was not able to score 6 runs and hence didn’t go further into trying this shot for the rest of the match. Online fantasy games were not prevalent at that time. Otherwise, fans would have made this shot famous at the very instant!
Surprised to see this name on the list? Well, the little master has his own set of skills to try out the helicopter shot. In 2002, again way before Dhoni made it famous, Tendulakr hit the shot against England in an ODI. First time the timing of the hit was not correct. He didn’t manage to get 6 runs. But in the very next ball he tried again and got the result! Not only Dhoni, he is also a master of such shots. However, Dhoni is more comfortable in hitting the shots compared to any other cricketer.
Now moving on from the Indian list, the shot has been tried by the Australian batsmen as well. Cutting brilliantly displayed his batting skills by playing the helicopter shot in the same manner like Dhoni during a domestic ODI. His first attempt was a perfection and commentators were highly impressed with the way he managed to grip the shot. Thus he became a popular name among the fantasy cricket leagues and players were focused on taking this man into the team for his near perfect attempts.
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