MS Dhoni's helicopter shot has inspired Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman as both have been spotted trying to emulate the MS Dhoni-signature shot. it is Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is credited with inventing the ‘helicopter shot’. A shot that is effective in playing yorkers. It is a technique where the batsman takes a step behind to get under the ball to get the swing and elevation on the ball. MS Dhoni has used it over the years successfully at the back end of the innings when the bowler is looking to get the ball right up to the blockhole.