Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been known amongst cricket fans around the world for his signature helicopter shot and very few players have been able to emulate it in the crease.
The iconic shot always leaves opponents and commentators speechless and his fans waiting to see more of that shot. However, Afghanistani cricketer Rashid Khan copied MS Dhoni during a T10 League match between Maratha Arabians and Pakhtoon as he hit the ball out of the park with a ‘Helicopter Shot’. The match was played in Sharjah and the shot completely shook the bowler Mohammad Irfan of Pakistan and called Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the ‘Inventer’ of the shot.
The Afghani all-rounder made a quick21 runs off 7 deliveries as he smashed two sixes and two boundaries for the Arabians. Like always he performed brilliantly in bowling as well, he gave just 18 runs in two overs.
Twitteratis couldn’t get enough of the shot and kept praising the Afghani cricketer.
— Akhil Nikunj (@nikunj_akhil) November 30, 2018
— Krishna Veni (@Krishna33203784) November 30, 2018
— Rajan (@modifiedmuslim) November 30, 2018
— Sharif Ullah Danish (@SharifUllahDa12) November 30, 2018
Rashid Khan executing Dhoni's helicopter shot to perfection! https://t.co/7rDoK72zKS
— Ujwal Kr Singh (@UjwalKS) November 30, 2018
Oh Rashid Khan! You beauty!😍🧡🧡
— Saniya (@touche_always) November 28, 2018
🤯 He’s not just the best leg-spinner in the world…
— Sussex Cricket (@SussexCCC) November 29, 2018
.@msdhoni, is that you? 😯
— T10 League (@T10League) November 29, 2018
He may be one of the best leggies in the world but Rashid Khan might have hit the shot of the year yesterday 👏👏pic.twitter.com/wpini44hoe
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) November 29, 2018
Looking forward to some more helicopter shots from your bat in #IPL2019 😉
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) November 29, 2018
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) November 29, 2018
Practice makes perfect! 🙌
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) November 29, 2018
This is what we practiced in @IPL 🙈🙈 coach 👍🏻
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) November 29, 2018
— Paul Radley (@PaulRadley) November 28, 2018
Wah Bhai wah 🙏 Marvelous 💪
— Sandeep Lamichhane (@IamSandeep25) November 29, 2018
That went to Mars 👌🏼😉 went like a 🚀 Rocket.. Excellent shot!
— Faisal Iqbal🏏🇵🇰 (@FaisalIqbalCric) November 29, 2018