When MS Dhoni, the Captain Cool of Indian cricket marched his way to the international cricket, he became the instant crowd favorite with ODI innings of 148 and 1836 runs within a year of his debut. His never-before-seen style and his ability to score runs despite of his rugged home-made batting techniques were always the center of crowd attraction.
The Helicopter Shot- an invention from MS Dhoni is considered as one of the most attractive and exciting shots of the modern day cricket! His helicopter six to seal the World Cup 2011 is still a memorable historic moment of Indian cricket. However not many are successful in recreating this beautiful shot after its founder executed it with elegance and ease.
It was the fourth ball of the final over of the Windies innings when Keemo Paul attempted the Helicopter shot which failed miserably as the ball did not go in the air but went along the ground. Even though the execution of the hand movement was perfect, he failed to judge the length of the ball.
Paul, nevertheless ended up as the second highest scorer of the Windies team with an unbeaten 15 off 13 balls as the visitors ended up in 109 for 8 in 20 overs.
The man who was the author of this famous shot was however not present to witness this at Eden gardens on Sunday. He was dropped from the T20 team due to the poor batting form and selectors have decided to look ahead to the 2020 World T20, where Dhoni is unlikely to feature.