It had been 437 days since former Indian skipper MS Dhoni walked on to a cricket pitch to play a competitive match. And while he may not have scored a single run in his comeback match, he definitely left an impression with his new look. The wicketkeeper batsman who both shocked and thrilled fans in the past with get-up changes every season, hit the mark on Saturday with what many describe as the 'Singam look'.
Captain cool in addition to adding on some muscle during the quarantine had also trimmed his beard in a manner that was reminiscent of actor Suriya's style from the Singam franchise. And Twitter did not let that go unnoticed.
His beard became a subject of discussion online even before the match began.
Thala @msdhoni in #singam @Suriya_offl meesai swag !!— Hashim SFC (@hashimsfc7_sfc) September 19, 2020
The craze is still in it's peak #IPLinUAE #ipl #IPLlive #Dhoni #Suriya #SooraraiPottru #SooraraiPottruOnPrimeOct30 #அன்புத்தலைவன்சூர்யா pic.twitter.com/1jN7VAnFOE
The cricketer has opted for a more rugged look than he had sported in the past and there was no doubt that fans would be lining up at saloons to imitate this latest style.
New beard goals for boys kal se saloon pr bhaiya dhoni jesi beard set kr do pic.twitter.com/zDuufMUIsT— Soniya (@soniyoo_1808) September 19, 2020
Those who follow Dhoni closely are no strangers to his constant change in appearances, from his straightened hair in the beginning of his career to his shaved look post India's world cup win, we've seen it all.