India vs West Indies 1st T20I: Former India captain MS Dhoni is credited for inventing the helicopter shot and then the rest of the cricketers tried emulating it, some did it, some failed but no one did it as well as the two-time World Cup winning captain for India. In a recent match at the Eden Gardens, where India took on the touring Windies team in a T20I match, Keemo Paul attempted the helicopter shot but failed miserably as the ball did not go in the air but went along the ground.
Here is the video of the shot:
Meanwhile, wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik (31*) and debutant Krunal Pandya held their nerve to take India home comfortably after an early stutter against Windies in the first T20I at the iconic Eden Gardens. Chasing a slim target of 110 to win, the men in blue didn’t had the best of the starts as they lose their star batsmen – captain Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan cheaply, courtesy some terrific pace bowling from young Oshane Thomas. Earlier, wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav produced another brilliant performance with the ball as he picked up a three-for to restrict Windies 109/8 in 20 overs. Kuldeep led the Indian bowlers’ fine show to restrict West Indies to 109 for eight after stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma opted to field on a dew-laden Eden Gardens.
After Thomas’ fiery spell, Windies captain Carlos Brathwaite made the life miserable for the Indian batsmen as he accounted for the wickets of KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant. As the visitors kept chipping in with regular strikes, experienced batter Karthik maintained his cool and stayed away from any fancy shots to avoid any more damage. Playing his first T20I in the coveted India jersey, elder Pandya (Krunal) also passed the litmus test at the international stage with some useful contribution with both bat and bowl.
India with a lead of 1-0 will take on Windies on November 6 in Lucknow.