Ranchi, Feb 15: As Indian fans search answers for the absence of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's "Helicopter Shots" in recent times, the captain himself has given the reason for not flying them!
The 34-year-old Dhoni's glovework has been superb and his captaincy is also doing wonders. But India's greatest limited overs skipper, as a batsman, seems to be out of form.
On Friday (February 12), after India coasted to 69-run victory over Sri Lanka in the 2nd T20I in his hometown Ranchi, Dhoni was asked about his batting and the missing "Helicopter Shots". And "Captain Cool", unveiled fun-filled replies to the media.
"See you cannot fly a helicopter under the ocean or in a submarine. In the same way, you play the helicopter shot to a certain delivery. I can't hit it off a bouncer. May be if I stand on a stool and go for it. With the current opposition strategy, it's very hard to play that shot," Dhoni said.
Dhoni said people should not ask him to retire just because he is not hitting sixes. "I'm still fit and doing my job (as captain)," Dhoni defended.
"I cannot be asked to retire just because I'm not hitting enough sixes at the moment. If I do manage a couple of them, there are still people who'll keep wanting me to retire. It's not been like that with other players," Dhoni added.
India will next play the Asia Cup T20 tournament from February 24 in Bangladesh. After this, the World T20 is in India from March 8 to April 3.
Will Dhoni's "Helicopter Shots" be on view in these tournaments?