It is fair to say that cricket, and cricketers, have evolved over the years. Protective gear, coloured clothing, white ball, lights and the helicopter shot have helped the sport come a long way from the times when cricket bats resembled hockey sticks.
However, gone are the moustaches and the afros that defined cricketers of the past. There is still Lasith Malinga with the curls and Kemar Roach with the bling but will we ever see a Merv Hughes again?
When Shikhar Dhawan took off his helmet to celebrate his record-breaking 85-ball ton, and revealed his twirly moustache, there came a ray of light, some hope that neat haircuts and smooth cheeks might pave way for the return of more hair.
Here we list Top 10 Famous Cricketers With Moustaches the world of cricket has seen. Do add your recommendation in case we’ve missed one. (via: bleacherreport)
Top 10 Famous Cricketers With Moustaches
one of the Famous Cricketers With Moustaches. Shikhar Dhawan was born on December 5 1985 in Delhi and he is an Indian cricketer. He is a left handed batsman and opens for the team. He is in the first place in the list of top famous cricketers with mustaches. He made his debut in the year 2004 for Delhi. He also plays for and captains the team Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL. His international debut was against Australia in the year October 2010. He is known for his mustache and his great attitude.
one of the Famous Cricketers With Moustaches. He was born November 23 in the year 1961 and he is also a retired Australian cricketer with a very fine mustache. He was a right arm fast bowler and he had represented his team Australia in the years 1985 to 194 in the 53 test matches and took 212 wickets. He had 33 ODI in his career and in those he took 38 wickets. In the year 1993, he took around 31 wickets in the Ashes Series against the team England.
One of the Famous Cricketers With Mustaches.He had nickname of Boonie and he is also a retired Australian cricketer who had a mustache and a career from 1984 to 1995. He was a right handed batsman and a occasional off spin bowler. He used to play first class cricket for both Tasmania and Durham. He was famous for his distinctive mustache and the portly figure and he had scored more than 7,000 runs in the test matches. He was also amongst the finest players in Australia.
He was born on July 23 in 1953 and is he is a former cricketer of Team England and team Essex. He was amongst the most successful batsman his time and his career had a life span from 1973 to 2000. He had 67,057 runs in his first class career and he was the most productive run scorer of his own time. In the year 2009, he was included to the ICC Hall of Fame. his face with the mustache is always remembered.
Jack Russell was born on August 15 1963 and is a retired English cricketer and now known as an artist, a wicket keeping coach and also a goal keeping coach in football. He was born in Stroud Gloucestershire in England. To become the first class cricketer, he got all the support he wanted from his father at the Stroud Cricket Club. He got his first inspiration to become a wicket keeper in the year 1977. His mustache had been his source of recognition and many people remember because of his mustache.
Fred ‘The Demon’ Spofforth
His original name is Frederic Robert and he is known as the Demon Bowler. He was born on September 9 1853 and died on June 4 1926. He was without any doubt the finest bowler in the Team Australia and the first bowler who took 50 test wickets and the first one to make a test hat-rick in the year 1879. He was the best bowler in the Australian Cricket team and he played for Derbyshire in England. The mustache he had on his face was enough to create a fear in the batsman.
He is a former Australian Cricketer and considered as the perfect bowler of his time. He was born on July 18 in 1949 and was famous for his angry temperament and the never giving up attitude. He was popular for these traits amongst the fans for these things. In the initial parts of his career, he was a very fast bowler but various fractures in his back finished his career almost. At the time of his retirement from the worldwide cricket in the year 1984, he had the world record for most of the test wickets. The mustache he had gave him a very fine look and that made him popular.
He is another Australian cricketer with a mustache that was his symbol of recognition. He was born on November 4 in the year 1947 and is a retired Australian Wicketkeeper. He is a colorful person and had a test career from the year 1970 to 1984. In the 96 test matches he played, he made a world record of having 355 wicket keeping dismissals. He had a controversial start to his career and was selected on the basis of his batting skills. He was dubbed as the Iron Gloves after the bad keeping in the debut test.
Ian Botham, was born on November 24 in the year 1955 and he is also a former England cricketer and the captain for the Test Team. considered to be one of the Greatest all-rounder in cricket history. He is currently a commentator in cricket. He was an all rounder with 383 wickets and 14 centuries. He had a small mustache on his face and that complimented to the fullest.
He was born on September 5 in the year 1971 and is a professional athlete who is the only cricketer with a mustache to compete as a martial artist even. He was the captain of the Team Surrey from the year 1997 to the year 2003.