Hardik Pandya has already emulated M S Dhoni’s signature helicopter shot and the Mumbai Indians all-rounder says the veteran keeper-batsman preferred his model of the revolutionary stroke.
Pandya has regarded in ominous kind this IPL, scoring 218 runs at a strike price of 194.64 in 9 matches. He used the shot to good impact towards speedster Kagiso Rabada in its sport towards Delhi Capital Thursday night time.
The 25-year-old smashed 32 off 15 balls to energy Mumbai Indians to 168 for 5, a complete which Delhi Capitals discovered too stiff to chase, taking place by 40 runs.
His inning comprised two boundaries and three large sixes, together with the helicopter shot — a stroke made well-known by Dhoni.
It was within the second ball of the 20th over when Hardik had performed that shot, sending a Rabada supply throughout the ropes between long-on and deep mid-wicket place.
The all-rounder had performed the helicopter shot in entrance of Dhoni throughout a sport towards Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK), which Mumbai gained by 37 runs on the Wankhede. “I by no means thought I might play the helicopter shot in a sport. I’ve been practising that within the nets. I went to Dhoni’s room and requested him if he preferred my model of the helicopter shot. He stated it was good,” stated Pandya.
Adjudged Man of the Match for his essential innings, Hardik stated he has been hitting the ball effectively.
“Even I used to be telling myself that I don’t assume I’ve ever hit the ball higher. I’ve been working onerous within the nets and it has been coming off effectively for me,” he stated.
“I wish to hold the fundamentals straight, even within the demise for those who hold your form and hope for bowlers to overlook, you’ll be able to hit onerous.
“I’m utilizing my mind effectively, studying the wicket effectively on this season. I’ve 5 extra video games to go after which the play-offs, and I hope to maintain going like this by the season.”