Rashid Khan Reinvents MS Dhoni's Helicopter Shot, Teammate Calls It "Ninja Cut"
Rashid Khan shared a video of this unique shot, which is another variant of MS Dhoni's helicopter shot.
Updated: March 03, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Rashid Khan shared a video of this unique shot on Twitter
Rashid Khan asked his fans what they thought of his innovative shot
Rashid's teammate Hamid Hassan named his unique shot "ninja cut"
MS Dhoni's helicopter shot is one of the most popular strokes among cricket fans all over the globe. So, every time a player plays attempts something similar, comparisons are bound to happen. On Monday, Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan posted a video on his various social media handles, including Twitter and Instagram, which shows him playing a unique helicopter shot behind the wickets. Sharing the video, Rashid Khan asked his fans what they thought of his innovative shot and whether they would "call it helicopter shot" or not. "Do you call it helicopter?? I think soo," Rashid captioned the video. Rashid's teammate Hamid Hassan also replied to his post and named his unique shot "ninja cut".
— Hamid Hassan (@hamidhassanHH) March 2, 2020
The 21-year-old spinner last played a competitive match for Adelaide Strikers in Australia's Big Bash League (BBL) on February 1, hence it can't be ascertained how old is the video.
A traditional helicopter shot generally goes on the leg side around the mid-wicket and long-on region, but Rashid's shot went over third man fence which led to many people calling it a "reverse helicopter shot".
Rashid, whose main skill is leg-spinning bowling, also makes useful contributions batting down the order.
In the BBL, he played several explosive knocks batting with a unique bat. During a BBL match between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades, Rashid flaunted a new bat design which later became popular as "Camel Bat" because it featured a depression on its back.
Afghanistan will host Ireland for a three-match One-day International (ODI) series between March 6 and 10 in Greater Noida.