Mohammad Azharuddin before hurling into fixing controversy was one of the most successful Indian captain, and after it he became one of the most controversial Indian captain. Although his story isn’t known to many, so the Bollywood is up with a film ‘Azhar’ to throw light on different life events of Mohammad Azharuddin.
The film is all set to release today, so here we are bring you a never known before revelation for the cricket lovers. MS Dhoni, who is regarded as one of the most successful captain of Indian crciket in modern age is accrediated for inevneting a shot known as ‘helicopter shot’, but after watching a video clip form India vs South Africa match in 1996, you will know that who really improvised the helicopter shot at first.
Here it will be relevant to mention that, ‘helicopter shot’is one of the most famous shot of modern cricket, and many of the young cricketer from around the globe try to imitate this shot, but MS Dhoni is known as the real boss for hitting the helicopter show with the thunder lightning speed.
Watch Azharuddin playing ‘helicopter shot’ against South Africa in 1996
The video clip above is from India vs South Africa match 1996 at Eden Garden Kolkata, from which one can clearly know that how close the shot Azharuddin played was to the modern day helicopter shot.
Azharuddin played 99 Test matches and scored 6215 runs with average of 45.03, and scored 9378 runs in 334 ODI’s with average of 36.92.