Dhoni becomes a 'Jarhead' ahead of India-Australia series
MS Dhoni is not just the captain of the Indian cricket team, but a style icon too. Before leaving for the long and difficult tour of Australia, MSD decided to go in for a new look.
Known for his daring innovations, both with the bat and with his hairstyle ever since he made his international debut against Bangladesh in 2004, Dhoni will be seen sporting a close cropped look Down Under.
(Left) Hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani in action. (Right) MS Dhoni unveils his new look. Pic courtesy Sapna Bhavnani's Facebook page.
From long locks to cropped hair, the different styles that Dhoni had sported have become a style statement with youngsters, not only in his hometown Ranchi but all over the country.
Hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani, who is a friend of Dhoni's, was given the responsibility of gicing the Indian skipper thenew look.
Photos: MS Dhoni's stylish hairdos
She posted an image of Dhoni in his new look on social media platforms and added a little description of the new hairstyle.
She wrote, "MS Dhoni's haircut is called "The high and tight" or "The jarhead". In 2011, MS was conferred with the rank of honourary Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army by President Pratibha Patil. MS' dream of being a part of the army came true and he then decided he would never wear his hair long again."
India’s tour of Australia starts from December 9 with the first Test at Adelaide Oval. The injured captain didn't accompany the team to Australia but after having fully recovered from a hand injury, left the country to join the team at Adelaide on Friday.
WHAT IS A JARHEAD?
Used to describe members of the United States Marine Corps. When used by civilians it is considered derogatory, but it is used often among Marines. The term originates from the "high and tight" haircut that US Marines have, which makes their head look like a jar.