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Cricket's Moustache XI

Shikhar Dhawan India cricket
Shikhar Dhawan started the trend among Indian cricketers for sporting stylish moustaches
Pomil Proch
Modified 25 Jul 2015

Cricketers are the heartthrobs of an entire generation. When they adorn their respective national colours and fight it out in the middle, they arouse patriotism in the millions of fans, across the globe.They become an epitome of grit, patience and leadership. When they defy the odds like scoring a century on a hostile pitch or running through the opposition on a pretty docile pitch, their performances become ‘stuff of legends’.Their actions go down in cricketing folklore and serve as inspiration for the young ones to follow. Their careers remind us that even the greatest of them are bound to fail once in a while. But as the saying goes – ‘Form is temporary, class is permanent’.And finally if the cricketers possessed the aforementioned traits with a certain X-factor, then it becomes the perfect icing on the cake. The style that they add to the game becomes the trendsetter for generations to come. Fans imitating the gum chewing of Sir Vivian Richards or the high backlit of Brian Lara or the Dennis Lillee headband are some examples to name a few. What better to set you apart than a classic moustache. Bearing in mind the ‘gentleman’ tag associated with the game, a moustache is the right style statement for any cricketer. It is the perfect instrument to showcase the pride, the perfect delimiter between the boys and the men.We thought of compiling an XI comprising of players across all generations who always adorned a stylish moustache. Here is how it looks.

#1 Shikhar Dhawan

The twirled moustache and the facial hair that a good number of India’s cricket side is sporting these days is all because of Shikhar Dhawan – the moustache that went viral as he stunned the Aussies with a blazing century on Test debut. 

The twirl of the moustache as soon as he crosses the landmark of a century has now become a signature celebration. He has singled handedly made moustaches cool again. We love the swag of this Delhi boy and hope to see many more moustache twirling knocks in the future.

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Published 23 Jul 2015, 15:44 IST
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