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WATCH – Aakash Chopra Attempts Helicopter Shot, Fails Miserably
By CricShots - Nov 17, 2018 2:30 pm
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Former India opener turned commentator, Aakash Chopra attempted to copy the helicopter shot, the signature shot of the former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, in the practice nets but didn’t succeed. However, many have tried to copy it across the world, but no one could make perfection as Dhoni did it on the field.

Chopra
Aakash Chopra

Meanwhile, in the first two attempts, Chopra used his perfect body balance and timing to connect the ball from the middle of the bat. It looked more like a flick shot rather than a helicopter one. However, on the third attempt, he ended up edging the ball behind the stumps. Though he tried his hands at such a tough cricketing shot, it showed only MS Dhoni could play it with utter perfection.

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Moreover, during the video, commentator acknowledged that the different shot was not his cup of tea. Dhoni can only play it. Here is the video of Chopra’s attempts:

In addition to, no one can blame Chopra, as he had failed to perform it. He has been known to play proper cricketing strokes. Earlier the 41-year-old also reacted on when the news came that Dhoni will not be a part of T20I series against the Windies, he felt Dhoni’s T20 career might come to an end.

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Furthermore, Aakash Chopra was a legend in the domestic cricket. He represented India in Test cricket in 10 Tests. He was not a T20 specialist but had represented Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Indian Premier League (IPL). Also, Chopra played two seasons of India’s biggest money-spinner and had scored 53 runs in seven matches. His average was a poor as 8.83 and with a disappointing strike rate of 74.64.

Recently, former Australian skipper, Steven Smith also pulled off a helicopter shot, the signature shot of MS Dhoni in a local T20 match in Australia.