The current nationwide lock down in India amidst the novel Coronavirus pandemic has confined sportspersons inside their homes, but it hasn’t stopped them from training or keeping in touch with their fans. Interestingly, a number of cricket fraternity icons have been seen in a complete style makeover, from Virat Kohli’s beard to Kapil Dev’s shaved head. The latest in this regard is Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and the former Team India skipper’s new hair and beard look is making fans go crazy!
Dhoni entered the Indian team with his famous long hairstyle, which he had cut short in 2007. However, this time, the veteran wicket keeper batsman has been seen sporting a salt n pepper look, with a full grey moustache.
Dhoni was seen having a play time with his daughter Ziva and their pet dogs, in a video which was uploaded to the little girl’s official Instagram account, which is managed by their parents.
In the clip captioned “Playtime ! #runninglife post sunset !”, little Ziva was seen playing ball with her dad and the pet dogs, and also having a light jog across the ground. Check out the clip below, which has over 500k views till now-
The 38 year old’s beard was the main talking point out from the post, which has gone viral all over social media since yesterday.
Some netizens went gaga over Mahi’s new style, calling it the ‘Quarantine look’ or ‘vintage white bard’, while some lamented at the former young heavy hitting batsman, who is now taking the toll of ageing, comparing his latest style to his young days of long locks of hair.
Dhoni tied the knots with Sakshi Singh Rawat in July 2010, and Ziva was born in February 2015.
Dhoni’s hiatus away from the 22 yards continues with the 2020 Indian Premier League now postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. The former Men in Blue captain has not been in action since the 2019 Cricket World Cup, and was supposed to lead the Chennai Super Kings in the thirteenth edition of the blockbuster cricket league in April.