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
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.
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.
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.