Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the former Indian skipper and as a wicketkeeper, he is sound. He is on the back of a maverick run after he bailed India out on a couple of occasions in Sri Lanka. This, after fingers, were pointed at his future. MS Dhoni, who has helped India win two World Cups, is a street smart cricketer, that is how one would define him. He has his own way of expressing himself like one one else can. MS Dhoni has to credited for inventing the helicopter shot, a shot that can be effective against a blockhole Yorker, and Dhoni has proved that time and again. The helicopter since has been tried and practised by many cricketers, but no one can execute it better than MS Dhoni.
In a video, we can see an anonymous batsman, looks to be an English ground, tries to emulate the helicopter shot. He comes out with his own version. While the bowler is into his run-up, the batsman revolves his bat like a hammer thrower, then for a fraction of a second decided to switch his guard and become a left hander, but then decides against it and plays a half helicopter, half sweep, if one could call it that way. It was a unique shot, very strange. The shot also involved the risk of getting the top edge and thudding on to the chin.
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— Tabrez Shaikh (@its_tabrez_4u) September 7, 2017
This certainly does not look like an international match. It could very well be a second or a third division match.
The helicopter shot is surely an MSD special and so is his back-flick blinded, very effective.
With the Australia series round the corner, Dhoni would like to get back into his straps as early as possible. The first One Day International starts from the 17th of September. The first match takes place at Chennai. The match starts at 1430 hrs.