New Delhi: As Team India readies battalion to face mighty Australian brigade in the 1st Test, their skipper MS Dhoni has once again surprised his fans with a ravishing haircut ahead of the all-important tour Down Under.
Dhoni, who has never been afraid of experimenting with his hair, unveiled his new slick hairstyle “The Jarhead” on Friday. Dhoni’s personal stylist and friend Sapna Bhavnani shared the photos of the Indian captain while styling him.
The 43-year-old celebrity stylist labeled Dhoni’s new haircut as “The high and tight” or “The Jarhead.” The back and sides of Dhoni’s head have been shaved to the skin and the top is blended or faded into slightly longer hair which appears like a trimmed Mohawk.
“The high and tight” is a military variant of the popular buzz cut. It is a very short hairstyle most commonly worn by men in the armed forces of most countries. Due to the functionality of this hairstyle, it is also popular with law enforcement officers and other public safety personnel. Members of the United States Marine Corps have been called “Jarheads” because the hairstyle resembles a mason jar.
When Mahendra Singh Dhoni debuted for India in 2004, it wasn’t just his exploits with the bat that caught the world’s attention. Along with his rising popularity as a hard hitting batsman, his long hair became a rage with the former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf also praising his hairdo.
But after guiding India to the T20 World Cup title in 2007, Dhoni cropped his hair short.
In 2011 when Dhoni was conferred with the rank of honourary Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army by then Indian president Pratibha Patil, he decided never to wear his hair long again. Again in 2013, Dhoni raised eyebrows with his sizzling Mohawk hairstyle in Chennai Super Kings’ Champions League opener against Titans.
The Indian captain, who’ll be missing in action for the 1st Test against Australia, has clearly set the tone for the upcoming tour.