Dhoni back to flying his helicopters (shots)!!

@ram_cv (16516)
India
October 14, 2011 11:34pm CST
I think one of the biggest gains from yesterday's match is that Dhoni has started playing those helicopter shots again. I think it is one of the most effective shots against yorkers. For too long Dhoni has been restricting himself from playing these shots and had been playing in a shell. That is why yesterday's innings was a welcome respite. What are your views? Cheers! Ram
6 responses
@venkit (2957)
• India
15 Oct 11
surely Dhoni is really back. Yesterday I saw the old Dhoni who plays fearlessly. His helicopter shot was also there, lead from front, scored the runs even when the boundary was large. hope this is a good start for the Indian captain in this new season.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
15 Oct 11
Exactly this was the old Dhoni. And when he plays fearlessly he is so much more fun to watch. It is really a good start for India in the series. Cheers! Ram
@venkit (2957)
• India
18 Oct 11
when the captain plays well it will boost the whole team. hope this will be good season for Dhoni with his captaincy also. Jadeja in the first match was superb pick by Dhoni..
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
20 Oct 11
Agreed. If the captain is performing the rest of the team can look up to him. He also commands that much more respect from the team members. Cheers! Ram
@grvdubey11 (1882)
• India
15 Oct 11
I feel that in case of Dhoni loss of form was due to excessive cricket he plays.Its an open secret now that BCCI has the IPL on top of their priority list , hence players are unlikely to get rest during IPL and Champions league.Players playing in IPL and being rested in recent tour of WI is perfect example of that.Its likely that India will get pitches similar to one in Hyderabad for next four matches too, hence they should win untill they play poor cricket.However main worry is Aus tour and we want fresh and in form Dhoni for that tour so it would be better if Dhoni is rested for full WI series.Coming back to this series i think Dhoni is looking great after 10 days rest and i hope he continues with his top form.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
16 Oct 11
I think one of his major worries over the recent times has been his finger injury. Due to constant game time, he has not got time to rest it enough. That shows in his tentative keeping as well. In that way, I am happy that CSK went out early in the Champions Trophy T20 tournament. Cheers! Ram
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
15 Oct 11
I agree with you ram, we could see vintage Dhoni yesterday with his helicopter shots. Two of his shots, one over mid on for a six and another a straight drive for four will be remembered for a long time. He has been controlling himself of late considering the situation India is in but he is the best when he is in attacking mode. Hope he will carry this form to an all important series Down Under which will follow shortly.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
16 Oct 11
I saw Dhoni's press conference excerpts today. In that he himself says that he enjoys playing these shots, but had stopped himself from playing these for some time. I think it is high time he unleashes these again. Cheers! Ram
@dharanil (319)
• India
15 Oct 11
Being dhoni fan, I totally enjoyed watching his shots...
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
15 Oct 11
We are all Dhoni fans when he plays these shots. Unfortunately over the last few years, he has nearly stopped playing these. So it is nice to see him start again. Cheers! Ram
@rajeev075 (1936)
• India
15 Oct 11
Dhoni was in great shape too and was highest scorer in the England tour ODI matches. He continues his form here too and making fly the ball out of boundary. It good to see that his trademarkshot the helicopter shot came in action again he score well with it. The runs made By Dhoni able to make score of 300 and it is fine that Captian is lewading from the front. Great cheer up Dhoni take revenge from those English hit them hard.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
15 Oct 11
Yes, I enjoy it when he plays his natural game. He sometimes over thinks strategy and gets into a shell. When he plays his natural game he is such an exciting player. Cheers! Ram
@Wismay (2038)
• India
15 Oct 11
Though I didn't watch the match I have heard that he played like he used to in his earlier days. Dhoni is an aggressive batsman and he should play his natural game to be effective. So this is really a welcome respite for Indian team. Let us hope he keeps playing like this.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
15 Oct 11
The English kept on bowling yorkers to him. That meant that he was playing from the back foot. So he kept hitting his helicopter shots and it was good to see it. Cheers! Ram