What's in a mane? Lots they say: image, character, confidence and of course fashion and looks. A statement that used to come from skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has shown the world that he is as passionate about sporting new hairstyles as he is about guns, cars and bikes. Some of them, he looks to have passed on to his lieutenant Virat Kohli.
India's new Test captain was seen at the team's training session on Friday with the sides shaved off and a parted comb over look. Now where have we seen this style before? Cristiano Ronaldo of course, and it's hardly surprising. Virat last year at a promotional had revealed that he is an ardent fan of the Portuguese superstar footballer and had switched allegiance from Manchester United to Real Madrid following the Fifa Player of the Year.
But just before winning the Ballon d'Or earlier this year, Ronaldo was named winner of a Salon d'Or award given by a website to the footballer with the best looking mane and it is decided by votes from fans from all over the world. Ronaldo had defeated Italy's Andreas Pirlo and Brazil's Neymar by a distance with experts saying the style Ronaldo sports suits a varied rage of facial shapes and so it would be a hit among fans.
It suited Virat alright. Last year Virat had paid huge compliments to Ronaldo saying the footballer is a huge inspiration to him and he loves the stars aggression on the field which pushes him to be the best cricketer in the world. Ronaldo had thanked him on the social media.
However, knowing that most cricketers are very superstitious, it was a little surprising the Indian superstar changed his hairstyle after he got off to a flying start in the World Cup becoming the first Indian to score a century against the archrivals. Now could this be an answer to someone's lip job?