A nationwide lock down in the ongoing novel Coronavirus pandemic means there’s no option to visit a hairstylist, so many cricketers are taking the job in their own hands to give themselves a fresh new look. The netizens of the country saw Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar, trying their skills with a scissor or a trimmer. Now, legendary cricketer Kapil Dev joins his compatriots, but the former Team India skipper has gone a step further, by shaving off his head completely, and resembles the iconic Marvel character Thanos!
Kapil Dev shaved his head completely, while keeping a full beard, which is an entirely different appearance than what the cricket fans of the country has known the 1983 World Cup winning captain over the years.
Some photos of Dev’s fresh look was ahead on Twitter by his former teammate Chetan Sharma. “Legendary Kapil Dev’s New Look. Wow.loved it, Great to see paji in different look. Fantastic @therealkapildev” Sharma captioned the photos. Check them out below-
— Chetan Sharma (@chetans1987) April 20, 2020Advertisement
The Twitterati went gaga over the former all rounder rocking a fresh appearance, with many comparing him with former Indian cricketer Syed Kirmani and also West Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards, who are famous for rocking a bald head. Some fans also pointed out that Paaji looks like ‘Thanos’, the famous antagonist from Marvel.
The new salt and pepper look with a bald head is the first time Dev has adopted a new appearance. Since his playing days, the 61 year old had always maintained his renowned curly hair look, along with a thick moustache, sometimes clean shaven or with a stubble.
Kapil Dev has made 131 Test and 225 ODI appearances for the Men in Blue, and is hailed as one of the greatest all rounders of cricket. He captained Team India to their maiden cricket world cup victory in 1983, with a stellar bowling performance int he final against West Indies.
Following his retirement in 1994, Dev also coached Team India in 1999, and was also commissioned as an honorary lieutenant colonel in the Indian Territorial Army.