Years ago Cricket was labelled as the gentleman’s game, may be it was right because at that time glamour and cricket were like opposite poles. Over the time, playing technique as well as the trends kept changing. Nowadays cricket is no more just a gentleman’s game but it has become more stylish and glamorous one. With the changing mindset, players also start engaging in off the field activities which offers monetary benefits such as signing for TV commercials, brand ambassadors etc. So, the game as well as the players got more trendy and stylish.
From flaunting flat abs to changing cool hair styles, fashion has evolved leaps and bounds in cricket. Gone are the days when cricketers dint care about their external appearance. Now everyone carries a personal grooming assistant along with them. Owing to the world wide exposure through media & social media, they have become more and more fashion conscious.
In the race to stay fit and healthy to knock the doors for national team selections more than 90% of cricketers focus on diets and hit the gym to get a Greek god physique.
Take a look at Aussies sporting 8 and 6 packs during training !!
When most men think facial hairs are too much to handle, some cricketers are going to an extent to make styles out of it which might take half a day to emulate it.
Take a look at Dilshan for example
When we think about West indies, automatically it makes us wonder about their flair in batting and on field persona. Nowadays its all about their dancing abilities and super cool hair styles.
Lets take the spinner Narine and Pollard for example.
With the emergence of social media and growth of selfie craze, cricketers have also become more fashion conscious.
If you go through the Instagram account of these players, you can catch a glimpse of the fashion freak inside them.
Parnell of South Africa is an internet Fashion ICON with his ever changing hair styles and cool selfie clicks.
Cricketers like Kevin Peterson have also started their own fashion label
Even our very own cricket super stars aren’t shying away from sporting new styles and making a statement.
Virat Kholi for example with multiple tattoos, stubble and stylish hair cut looks class apart.
No wonder Bollywood sensation Anushka Sharma is in love with him 🙂
As being stylish can get many fans as well as PRs running behind them to do advertisement for brands, new breed of cricketers are enhancing their fashion statement up a notch than what used to be years ago !!
This definitely proves Cricketers has becomes more and more fashion conscious over the years !!
As we are dealing with cricket, here I am adding some extra pictures showing our Captain cool, Pakistan’s Umar Akmal and Malinga sporting their fashionable looks.
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