Watch: Shreyas pulls off Dhoni’s helicopter shot in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy
Mumbai registered a mammoth score of 243 runs in their 20 overs, but it was Shreyas Iyer, who took most of the spotlight after pulling off MS Dhoni’s helicopter shot.
India’s wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni has been out of cricket for a while now and his return date is still unknown. But young Shreyas Iyer gave a glimpse of Dhoni in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy as he played a helicopter shot during Mumbai’s game against Punjab.
Shreyas played a blistering knock of 80 runs off just 40 balls and his helicopter shot was the talk of the day. He played the shot in the first ball of the 20th over and it came off successfully as Mumbai registered a mammoth 243/3 in 20 overs.
Meanwhile, youngster Prithvi Shaw, who just returned to cricket after the ban also played a stunning knock of 53 from 27 balls. However, Punjab put up a good fight as well as they lost the game by only 23 runs.
Shreyas is proving to be a dependable batsman for India and BCCI Chairman of selectors MSK Prasad is confident that he will be the solution to India’s No. 4 issue going ahead into the T20 World Cup next year in Australia. The youngster made his international debut in 2017 during a T20I against New Zealand and represented in ODIs against Sri Lanka in which he scored consecutive half-centuries.
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