There is one new name in the list of players who had played helicopter shot and it’s none other than India’s one of the finest batsman, Mohammad Azharuddin. He played it in 1996 in a test match against South Africa at Eden Gardens. In this test, he hit the fastest century by any Indian in tests equalling Kapil Dev‘s record.
In one of the Lance Klusener‘s over, he hit five consequtive fours. One of them was a helicopter shot. He had a beautiful elagance in this shot. He probably becomes the first player to play the helicopter shot. It’s again an Indian. Actually, this shot is played only by players from Asian sub-continent.
Watch Azharuddin’s helicopter shot in 1996 below: