Watch: MS Dhoni’s famous helicopter shot is a killer swing technique for golf- PGA or LIV next for the cricket icon?

MS Dhoni used cricketing technique in his golf swing.

MS Dhoni and Kapil Dev
MS Dhoni and Kapil Dev

A video where former Indian captain MS Dhoni can be seen playing golf in the ‘Kapil Dev – Grant Thornton Invitational 2022’ tournament in Gurugram is currently going viral. In the clip, Dhoni can be seen using the same helicopter technique with his golf swing that he used to hit a six and famously win India the 2011 ICC World Cup.

Recently, India’s former World-Cup winning captain from 1983, Kapil Dev and Dhoni were also seen watching the US Open quarterfinals match between eventual winner Carlos Alcaraz and Italy’s Jannik Sinner in New York. Dhoni and Dev are the only two captains to have won the 50-over World Cup for India.

While Dev played professional cricket from 1978 to 1994, Dhoni is still active as a franchise cricket player in the IPL where he captains the Chennai Super Kings.

You can watch the video below:

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MS Dhoni presents the winner’s jacket at Kapil Dev’s tournament

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MS Dhoni and Varun Parikh

Dhoni was given the honors of presenting the winner’s jacket to Ahmedabad’s Varun Parikh, who won his first PGTI Tour title at the DLF Golf & Country Club. The former Indian cricket captain loves golf and has been seen practicing and perfecting his shots on various other occasions in the past.

Parikh, 24, won the PGTI’s Qualifying School system earlier this year and even posted a third-place finish at another PGTI event last month. The latest win earned the 24-year-old a winners cheque of around $18k (Rs 15,00,000), also lifting him from 28th to 4th position in the PGI Order of Merit.

“I just followed my gameplan from the range itself. I was a little nervous and a little shaky to begin with to be honest. My goal was not to make birdies, it was just to make pars, so after the third hole, I didn’t make a bogey. Initially the pressure got to me a little bit but after that I held myself together really well,” Parikh was quoted as saying.

“I’m just really happy to cross the line, it’s been a long time coming. I’m now looking forward to more wins this season,” he signed off by saying.

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Ashish Maggo is a Tennis and Golf writer at FirstSportz. He is secretly hoping that Novak Djokovic eclipses Rafael Nadal to become the all-time singles Grand Slam titles leader.