Sports Cricket 15 May 2016 Azhar played the hel ...

Azhar played the helicopter shot before MS Dhoni

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 15, 2016, 3:34 pm IST
Updated May 15, 2016, 3:35 pm IST
Former India skipper tried the shot in a Test match against England in 1993.
Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin tried the helicopter shot back in 1993. (Photo: AFP)
 Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin tried the helicopter shot back in 1993. (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: India limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni isn’t the only cricketer to play the ‘helicopter shot’. When the shot didn’t have a name, former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin tried it out.

The shot, which is basically digging a yorker with the willow by forming a semicircle in the follow through, is Dhoni’s trademark.

 

But Azharuddin, known for his elegance, played a similar shot against England in a Test match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in 1993. He smashed 182 off 192 balls and the innings included the unconventional shot; which, in today’s date, is called the helicopter shot.

Unfortunately, Azhar threw his wicket trying to play the shot.

(Fast forward to 14:00 to check out the shot)

 

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