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I wondering, who introduced the helicopter shot in cricket. MS Dhoni used to play that shot very often. If I remember correctly Sri Lankan opener Marvan Atapattu use to play similar kind of shots in his own style.

Does anybody knows who introduced that shot to the cricket world?

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This Page says , Abdul Razzaq was the first player to try a helicopter shot.

But there is a similar quora question, it says Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja have tried helicopter shots back in 1996(youtube links are attached in that page, but I am unable to open it).

There might be a lot of players who have played similar kind of shots in the past.

But the name Helicopter was introduced in 2011 when Dhoni featured in a Pepsi advertisement.

I would say Dhoni was the only player who have used the shot to it's potential.

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