Santosh Lal, the member of Jharkhand Ranji Sqad and the inventor of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s (Captain Indian Cricket Team) signature shot, Helicopter Shot died on 17 July 2013 at a hospital in New Delhi. The 32 year old Santosh was being treated for pancreatitis. He is now survived by his parents, a wife and a 3-year old daughter.
For his treatment, the Jharkhand State Cricket Association had donated 1 lakh rupees and 39500 rupees was contributed by the members of the association.
Santosh Lal was the friend of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captain of Indian cricket team. He was the person, who taught Dhoni the process to play Helicopter Shot.