10 best beards in cricket history

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Gone are the days when clean shaven looks were extremely popular among cricketers. Previously, most cricketers preferred not to have facial hair or to wear a big mustache.

However, in recent times the beard has become an important part of fashion. Nowadays, more and more male players prefer to keep facial hair compared to previous years. Obviously, a clean shaven look will never go out of style, but individuals with well-trimmed and groomed beards have garnered a lot of attention on social media platforms.

Hairdressing has become an art and many cricketers have mastered it. In this list today, we’ll take a look at 10 players with the best beards in cricket history.


# 1 WG Grace

WG Grace has achieved huge success in first class cricket
WG Grace has achieved huge success in first class cricket

Considered one of the best players in the history of English cricket, William Gilbert Grace was also famous for his iconic beard. The Bristol-born cricketer had a thick beard on his face.

He played 22 Tests for the England team. Grace’s bearded look had such an impact that even today, many English fans attend matches in the stadiums with fake beards in her image.


# 2 Captain of India Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has inspired many men in India to maintain a stylish beard. He has sported different types of beard styles during his career, but the most popular are the medium, heavy, and well-cut beard styles. In recent times, Kohli has preferred a full beard with a distinctive jawline.

Many fans will recall that in June 2018 a video went viral on social media where Virat could be seen securing his beard. However, later it turned out to be a promotional campaign for a cutting company.


# 3 Saeed Anwar

Saeed Anwar was an important member of the Pakistan cricket team during his playing days
Saeed Anwar was an important member of the Pakistan cricket team during his playing days

Former Pakistani batsman Saeed Anwar is famous for his 194 points against India. In 1997 he set a new record for the highest individual score in ODI cricket.

Six years later, Anwar lost her daughter Bismah to chronic illness. After his death, Anwar grew a full-fledged beard, which became a notable feature of his look in the final stages of his career.


# 4 Sir Vivian Richards

Sir Vivian Richards
Sir Vivian Richards

Sir Vivian Richards used to destroy opposition bowlers with his fantastic batting skills. At the same time, he made a fashion statement with his facial hairstyle.

Richards has totaled over 15,000 races for the West Indies in international cricket. He will always be remembered for his hitting style as well as his beard which matches his personality well.


# 5 Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja used to keep a clean shaven look during the initial phase of her career. During Jadeja’s IPL stint with the Rajasthan Royals, Shane Warne called her a “rockstar” because of his looks.

Jadeja now has one of the best beards in cricket. He first grew a handlebar mustache like Shikhar Dhawan before adding a full beard with sharp contours on the lower part of his face.

Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee


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