These days, cricketers are not only considered as modern-day sports icons but are also known as style icons, both on and off the pitch. Their tattoos and unique hair-do’s inspire a number of people to opt for the same, having a direct impact on the size of their fan base. Seldom do we see a cricketer these days who is not stylish or does not spend money to enrich his looks.
In the following lines, we will have a look at five Indian cricketers who went on to utilise their time off the field for getting a new hairstyle via hair transplantation. So, here we go!
#1 Gautam Gambhir
The former Indian cricketer turned commentator and politician has been one of the best left-handed batsmen of all time to grace the game of cricket. Known for his hot temper on the pitch and his gentleman-like nature off it, Gambhir got hair transplantation done to add to his charismatic avatar and look young in the process.
#2 Sourav Ganguly
The Prince of Kolkata and the “Dada” of Indian cricket, Sourav Ganguly is the first Indian cricketer who has made it to the top of the pile both on and off the pitch. He went on to lead a rejuvenated and fearless Indian side to the final of the 2007 World Cup and is also the only Indian captain to become the head of the governing body of cricket in India, i.e., BCCI. The “God” of the offside, as he is popularly known among the cricket lovers, also had a hair transplant a few years, adding to his glamorous look and enigmatic personality.
#3 Virender Sehwag
Probably the most destructive opening batsman who inspired a generation to take up cricket as a career option, Viru used to stay calm and composed on the pitch even when facing vicious deliveries from bowlers like Shoaib Akhtar and Wasim Akram. The scorer of a double ton in ODI cricket and a triple ton in Test cricket, the Delhi batsman got his hair transplanted right after his retirement from cricket.
#4 Yusuf Pathan
Another destructive Indian opening batsman, who got his hair transplanted is the elder sibling of the Pathan brothers, Yusuf Pathan. Known for his ability to hit the ball way out of the park, Pathan started to look bald towards the end of his career. However, he got his younger look back with a hair transplant a few years after his retirement from international cricket.
#5 VVS Laxman
The main architect of the historic Test win against Australia at Eden Gardens, VVS Laxman etched his name in the history of Indian cricket with his unforgettable knock of 281 runs that propelled Indian to level the Test series. Currently, the coach of the IPL side Sunrisers Hyderabad and a well-known commentator, Laxman, like his former colleague Sourav Ganguly, got his hair transplanted as well.
Which of the abovementioned stars got the best hair transplant? Let us know in the comments.