WATCH: Rashid Khan hits a new kind of helicopter shot towards long off; fans come up with unique names for the shot

The all-rounder hit 26 runs off 13 deliveries during his explosive cameo.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 17 July 2021 10:59 pm

Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan has become one of the best T20 players across the globe in recent times. From his heroics for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL to his incredible performances for Adelaide Strikers in BBL, the 22-year-old never fails to impress wherever he plays across the globe. Rashid has done the same while playing in the ongoing Natwest T20 Blast as he played a sublime cameo for Sussex Sharks against Hampshire Hawks on Friday.

After electing to bat first, Sussex found themselves in a good position with the score reading 148/4 in 16.5 overs. Rashid was promoted up the order to continue the momentum and the Afghanistan star did not disappoint. The 22-year-old smashed 4 boundaries and 1 six to contribute 26 runs in only 13 deliveries, as he hit the ball all round the park.

Rashid stuns everyone with an audacious shot

Along with some stunning shots, Rashid Khan produced one outrageous hit which left everyone in awe. The right-handed batsman produced his own version of 'helicopter shot' off the bowling of Bradley Wheal in the final over of the innings. Unlike hitting it towards the leg side, Rashid's shot went towards the long off region for one of the best boundaries of the match.

The all-rounder shared the footage of his cheeky shot on Twitter with a caption, "Some shots are not in the book but you just need to write them." To make things interesting, Rashid also opened the floor for the fans to come up with suggestions for the name of this unique shot.

Fans come up with hilarious names for Rashid's shot

The netizens took the challenge very seriously and came up with some suggestions for naming the brilliant shot by Rashid Khan. While some claimed that it just another version of MS Dhoni's helicopter shot, others tried to come up with unique names. One Twitter user named it 'Gilli Danda boundary' while the other called it as 'sand digging shot'. Another user suggested that Rashid should call it 'R19 shot' to reflect the exclusivity of Rashid Khan's shot.

Check out the tweets here: