Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Steve Smith was seen executing the helicopter shot with perfection during a net session with his teammates. Smith’s shot is visible in a video shared by the RR Twitter handle, with the franchise following it up with an interesting caption. The post read: “Gotta love a captain who plays the helicopter shot #HallaBol #RoyalsFamily @stevesmith49.”
The Rajasthan-based franchise will now be taking on Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in their second league clash of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, after their flamboyant win over Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the side’s opening match.
Here is the video which shows Steve Smith playing the helicopter shot:
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) September 24, 2020
The Australian was one of the top performers for the Rajasthan Royal in their 16-run win over CSK, as he had amassed 69 off 47 deliveries. Smith smashed four boundaries and the same number of sixes during his innings, which enabled RR to post a formidable total of 216 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs.
The RR skipper recorded his maiden appearance as an opener during the course of the match against CSK, making his presence felt despite the early dismissal of youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal. Smith stitched a brilliant third-wicket partnership of 121 runs with Sanju Samson, to help the team recover and further dominate the clash.
CSK were in turn restricted to 200/6 in 20 overs with Faf du Plessis emerging as the highest run-scorer. Du Plessis had amassed 72 runs off 37 deliveries in an innings comprising of a boundary and seven sixes.
RR failed to reach the playoff in IPL 2019 and with a great start this season they will be fancying their chances of winning this season. They managed to defeated CSK in teh absence of stalwarts like Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.