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Sachin Tendulkar: BCCI

The Indian cricket team has been home to some of the best batsmen in cricket history. The list starts with Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, all way till Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. 


Some Indian cricketers have more fans than a population of any small country. Because of their popularity, everyone loves to mimic them. Every batsman has his favorite shot, which is called the ‘trademark shot.’ It is perceived that no one can play that shot better than that batsman. 

In this article, we will look at the five famous Indian cricketers and their trademark shots.

Top 5 famous Trademark shots of Indian cricketers

1) MS Dhoni – Helicopter Shot

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni: BCCI

The former Indian captain MS Dhoni had drawn everyone’s attention towards him by playing the helicopter shot. The right-handed batsman from Ranchi learned a unique technique to master the yorker delivery, and he swung his bat in style to deliver the ball into the stands.

This technique soon became popular, and the upcoming stars are trying to add it to their arsenal. 

2) Sachin Tendulkar – Straight Drive

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Sachin Tendulkar: BCCI

While Sachin Tendulkar has many trademark shots, the straight drive played by the Little Master is the best feeling for any cricket fan. It is an eye-pleasing shot that infuses poetry into the game of cricket. Nobody can play a straight drive with such perfection as Sachin.


3) Virat Kohli – Flick Shot

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Virat Kohli: BCCI

To play the ball consistently on the leg-side and rotate the strike is an art, then the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli is the Picasso of it. The current Indian skipper regularly plays the flick shot.

He has achieved specialization in that shot, and sometimes, he even clears the boundaries by just flicking his wrists. He also plays cover drive perfectly but the way he flicks makes his trademark shot.

4) Rohit Sharma – Pull Shot

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Rohit Sharma: Getty Images

It is often said that a batsman should not play across the line. However, Rohit Sharma is not a typical category player. He loves to go against the odds, and he has made the pull shot his favorite one, by playing it regularly in the matches.

5) Sourav Ganguly – Off Drive

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Sourav Ganguly: PTI

Famously known as the ‘God of Off-side’ Sourav Ganguly mastered the off-drive and thrived the bowlers by playing that stroke. The bowlers expect the batsmen to leave the delivery alone when they pick the outside the off-stump line. Nevertheless, Dada believed in smacking that ball to the boundary line.

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