Hair I come, South Africa
After India’s 76-run victory against Pakistan, the next big highlight of this World Cup and for Virat Kohli fans is the player’s latest hairdo.
On Thursday – days before the crucial match against South Africa today – Kohli walked out of a salon in Melbourne sporting a Ronaldo-like mohawk. And in less than 24 hours, he crossed the 20-million mark to become the second most followed Indian sportsperson on Facebook, behind only the God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar. Virat has always said he likes to stay ‘on trend’, but when it comes to his hairstyles, the vice captain clearly stays ahead of them, like in 2013, when he was spotted with a new, ‘angled eyebrow cut’ (left) in Delhi. And he’s also not the only one to go for ‘World Cup special’ hairdos. Here’s a look.
Shikhar Dhawan revealed his new haircut on the day of the India-Pak match last week. Is Virat’s new hair a week later the next in a series of weekly style-updates to come from our boys? We’ll know soon!
Post-win euphoria Right after winning the World Cup in 2011, the Indian skipper went clean-shaven all the way. If speculations are to be believed, Dhoni had kept a mannat that he would shave his head if India won, and that’s how he proudly posed with the trophy. In 2013, the hairstyle-savvy Dhoni had sported a mohawk during the IPL (right).
Kabhi brown, kabhi straight Not really known for his on-pitch style statements, the Master Blaster turned a few heads when he decided to colour his curly locks brown during the 2011 World Cup. A year later, he surprised everyone again, when he decided to get his hair straightened for the Asia Cup, even though not everyone loved the absence of his famed curls.
Going blonde Zaheer Khan getting a blonde streak right before the 2011 World Cup proved lucky for him, as the bowler became the top wicket-taker in the tournament.