Former Indian captain MS Dhoni had made his iconic ‘Helicopter Shot’ a household name in the world of cricket. The anti-yorker scoop shot terrorized pacers for over a decade now that he has retired, many players from around the world have copied his style and come up with their own versions of the shot. Rashid Khan and Hardik Pandya were only devout members of the Helicopter Shot Club and there is a new addition to the list with the entry of English Spinner Adil Rashid.
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The Bradford born leg-spinner is usually known for his mystery spins but he can also hit some big shots as and when required and that was exactly what he did in a recent match of ‘The Hundred’. The Hundred is a professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament involving eight men’s and women’s teams located in major cities across England and Wales. Adil Rashid plays for the franchise Northern Superchargers in the tournament.
In their most recent match, the Superchargers lost a couple of early wickets and needed their tailenders to step up. And that was exactly what Adil Rashid did. He hit a ‘Helicopter Shot’ and channeled his inner MS Dhoni. However, it was more of a ‘half’ helicopter shot as he failed to go full swing. Thus, the ball did not get any height and could not be converted into a six. Fortunately, Adil Rashid’s timing was good enough to send it for a four.
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The video of the shot was posted by The Hundred’s official twitter handle with the caption “Adil Rashid summoned his inner MS Dhoni with this brilliant shot!”
Adil Rashid is one of England’s main spinners as of now and he will surely get a spot in England’s playing XI for the upcoming test series against India.