“Helicopter Shot” discoverer Santosh Lal, a friend of M.S.Dhoni dies

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s childhood friend Santosh Lal , a first-class cricketer who invented  helicopter shot passed away.

What is the “Helicopter Shot”?

It is an unorthodox cricket shot played by a batsman. The shot was popularized by Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni. While attempting this shot, the batsman digs a yorker ferociously with the bat forming a whipping arc in the follow through. With the passage of time players have developed different cricketing techniques to score runs. By a successful Helicopter Shot a batsman can hit a Six on a yorker.



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