MS Dhoni was one of the crucial cogs of the Indian cricket team. He was immensely successful in all three formats of the game. The veteran offered plenty of his dimensions into the game. He thrived with the bat and was also successful as a captain.
To be precise, he was the most successful captain of Team India. Under his captaincy, Team India reached greater heights. What’s more memorable than seeing the team win three different ICC trophies? MS Dhoni believed and so did his teammates.
The Men in Blue lifted the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 title. But they didn’t just end there. MS Dhoni-led team won the ICC ODI World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Besides that, he was a very good wicketkeeper for Team India.
Talking specifically about his batting, he is known for the knack of playing a wide range of shots. Initially, he takes some time to settle at the crease. Once he was set, there was no stopping him. He is known for his trademark shot, ‘The Helicopter’.
MS Dhoni made this shot much more popular by playing it time and time again. Nowadays, we have seen players emulating MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot. Earlier, India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya mimicked Dhoni’s shot in international fixtures.
Adil Rashid plays MS Dhoni’s famous helicopter shot
Apart from that, even Australia’s best batsman Steven Smith played this shot during the training sessions. Even Rashid Khan has played this shot a couple of times in the IPL and the PSL. Meanwhile, there was someone else who imitated MS Dhoni‘s trademark shot. He is none other than England international Adil Rashid.
Adil Rashid, who is a leg-spinner has often showcased his batting potential. During the ongoing The Hundred competition, Adil Rashid flawless unleashed a helicopter shot. He generated immense bat speed against the pace of the ball. It all started when Marchant de Lange tried to bowl a yorker on the toes of Adil Rashid.
However, with just a flick of his wrists in a motion, he played a helicopter shot and the ball reached the boundary. Soon after that, the commentator recalled MS Dhoni’s name. “What a shot from Adil Rashid! MS Dhoni, eat your heart out!” the commentator was heard saying.
— The Hundred (@thehundred) July 26, 2021