MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot became an instant hit when MS Dhoni first played it in the initial days of his career. The shot is effective for him against yorkers, which are hard to hit for a boundary generally. Players such as Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shahzad from Afghanistan have tried to imitate the shot and have got some good results as well.
Recently, a Nepal player pulled off MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot. In a game that was played between Nepal and Papua New Guinea in the Nepal Tri-Nation T20 series, Nepal debutant Mohammad Adil Alam hit Dhoni’s trademark against Nosiana Pokana. The former played the shot in the penultimate over of the innings with the scorecard reading 184/3. The video has gone viral on Twitter.
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18-year-old Nepal batter Mohammad Aadil Alam had no hesitation smashing a MS Dhoni signature style helicopter shot on international debut ðŸ”¥
— CricXtasy (@CricXtasy) April 1, 2022
Talking about the game, PNG won the toss and elected to field first. Nepal had a decent start as their openers, Kushal Bhurtel (17) and Aasif Sheikh stitched 44 runs in 6.2 overs. The former was accounted for by Riley Hekure. Sheikh (38) was the second wicket to fall off Norman Vanua at the score of 72 in 9.2 overs. The likes of Dipendra Singh Airee (66), Mohammad Adil (33), and Rohit Paudel (41) helped the side pile up a competitive total of 203/7.
For PNG, Kabua Morea took three wickets while Riley Hekure took two, Nosiana Pokana, and Norman Vanua took one each. In reply, PNG were restricted to 166 all-out in 19.4 overs, despite the best efforts from Charles Amini (62), Tony Ura (43), Sese Bau (25), and Norman Vanua (17). At one stage, the visitors were 97/2 in 11 overs. However, the wicket of Tony Ura triggered the collapse and the team lost the game by 37 runs. For the hosts, Karan KC took a five-wicket haul.