Virat Kohli to MS Dhoni: Beard Inspiration From The Indian Cricket Team

Find out how these Indian cricketers turned into men’s grooming influencers.

Published On Apr 22, 2022 | Updated On Mar 08, 2024


These days, Indian cricketers are no longer limited to being superstars only on the cricket field. A number of professional athletes now also moonlight as social media influencers and brand ambassadors, and are often seen rubbing shoulders with Bollywood celebrities. If you’ve been looking for grooming inspiration, go no further. Here’s a list of some of the best beard looks your favourite cricketers are sporting.

Virat Kohli is probably the first ‘beard influencer’ in India. His obsession with his beard is well known. And why shouldn’t he — after all he enjoys a thick beard and prominent soul patch. In addition to being a talented cricketer, Virat has also established himself as a style icon thanks to his always-well-groomed facial hair. His enviable beard styles have evolved with time, from a simple goatee to a full-on beard that commands attention. Every man has experimented with one of these looks at some point in his life.

KL Rahul sets himself apart with his well-groomed moustache and thick beard. If you simply can’t get enough of grooming your facial hair, this look is for you. Make sure to stock up on those grooming products and equipment!

It’s not just Dhoni’s enviable calm nature on and off the field that has grabbed headlines throughout his career, but also his various fashionable haircuts over the years. His latest statement-making look has been the effortless comfort with which he carries his grey beard and salt and pepper hair. It has been raising eyebrows for all the right reasons. 

Hardik Pandya is usually seen sporting a thin moustache and thick soul patch or a light beard. So, when he shared this look with a full and thick beard he sent many fans swooning and some envying. If you’re looking for a new look for the season, this is it.

Ravindra Jadeja's handlebar moustache almost completely covers his upper lip, lending him an air of nobility. A full beard and neatly shaved sides round out the cricketer’s look. Ravindra Jadeja's fans received a huge shoutout when the cricketer unveiled his new look.

When it comes to looking good with a well-groomed beard, Rohit Sharma is a great role model. Longer stubble and a big moustache are among his best looks. 

A thick moustache and a clean-shaved chin give him an unmistakable look. His stubble does his slightly round face many favours. It improves the chin’s appearance, making it look slightly larger than the rest of the face.

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