IPL 2020: Watch Steve Smith attempt Dhoni's helicopter scoop
The practice video was uploaded on Royal's Twitter account and has already earned praise from cricket fans across the world who are eager to see Smith pull it off in a T20 match.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni might not be the same player he was 10 years back but his impact in limited overs cricket still remains the same. Australian batsman and Rajasthan Royals' captain Steve Smith was seen practicising the audacious Helicopter Scoop -- a powerful cricket shot that relies on hand-eye-coordination and tremendous wrist power that made popular by Dhoni -- in the nets ahead of RR's next Indian Premier League match.
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The Helicopter Scoop isn't the most easiest shot in the cricket books but Smith, an unorthodox yet supremely talented batsman, is perhaps the ideal candidate for pulling it off. The practice video was uploaded on Royal's Twitter account and has already earned praise from cricket fans across the world who are eager to see Smith pull it off in a T20 match.
RR got to a perfect start in UAE when they beat CSK, ironically the team led by Dhoni, in their first encounter. Sanju Samson and Steve Smith were at their best while the likes of Jofra Archer and Jaydev Unadkat showed there is enough depth in the bowling department as well. With English stars Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler still to join the main squad, things are looking positive at the RR camp despite not being pre-season favourites to win the coveted IPL title. The Royals will play Kings XI Punjab next on Sunday.