Just When You Thought You'd Seen It All, Comes The 'Heliscoop'!

Updated: 09 September 2017 19:43 IST

Cricket shots have made an arduous journey from sublime to the ridiculous.

Just When You Thought You
A video was uploaded on Twitter where the batsman was seen playing an unorthodox shot. © Twitter

Since the advent of the Twenty20 format, the cricketing arena has witnessed numerous unorthodox shots. Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was the flag-bearer of switch hit, while former Sri Lanka opener Tillakaratne Dilshan started the concept of 'Dilscoop' and batting legend Sachin Tendulkar sent many pacers on a leather hunt with his typical uppercut. But all of that fades into insignificance before what has now emerged on social media.

The batsman did everything he shouldn't -twirled his bat like a sword, shuffled across the stumps to attempt a switch-hit. Eventually, he ended up playing a paddle scoop and sent the ball towards fine-leg for a boundary.

While where the match was played could not be ascertained, the shot did make waves.

Excited fans trolled the batsman and gave this shot a new name - Heliscoop.

A fan called the batsman the mixture of MS Dhoni and Zimbabwe's Dougie Marrilier.

Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, who comes from a warrior clan, is known to celebrate his milestones in his trademark moves, twirling his bat like a sword.

But, this batting style was something else altogether.

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Topics : Cricket
Highlights
  • The batsman twirled his bat like a sword
  • Kevin Pietersen was the flag-bearer of switch hit
  • Tillakaratne Dilshan started the concept of 'Dilscoop'
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