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Old MS Dhoni is back? CSK skipper reveals story behind long hair ahead of IPL 2024

Old MS Dhoni is back? CSK skipper reveals story behind long hair ahead of IPL 2024

This unexpected transformation took fans down memory lane to Dhoni's early days when his long hair set him apart.

MS Dhoni, the cricketing legend known for his cool demeanor both on and off the field, has surprised fans with a return to his iconic long-hair look ahead of the IPL 2024. The former Indian captain, who gained recognition not only for his power-hitting but also for his distinctive hairstyle early in his career, seems to be embracing nostalgia.

Renowned hairstylist Aalim Hakim created a buzz on Instagram by unveiling images of MS Dhoni sporting a new hairstyle, featuring long locks and streaks.

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This unexpected transformation took fans down memory lane to Dhoni’s early days when his long hair set him apart. Even former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf was a notable admirer of Dhoni’s hairstyle during the cricketer’s initial rise to stardom.

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MS Dhoni had changed his hairstyle post the 2007 T20 World Cup victory and had not returned to his vintage look until now. The recent images posted by Hakim triggered excitement among fans, eliciting fond memories of Dhoni’s distinctive appearance during his debut in 2004.

What MS Dhoni said about his hairstyle?

Speaking at a promotional event, MS Dhoni revealed the reason behind retaining his current hairstyle. Despite acknowledging the challenges of maintaining long hair, he expressed gratitude for the love and appreciation he has received from fans for this particular look. However, Dhoni admitted to occasionally contemplating a trim due to the time and effort required for upkeep.

“Maintaining this hairstyle is very difficult. Earlier, I used to get ready in 20 mins, now it takes 1 hour 10 minutes. I am doing it because fans are liking it, but someday I wake up and decide it’s enough, I’ll cut it down,” Dhoni explained.

Aalim Hakim, the stylist behind Dhoni’s revamped appearance, disclosed that the inspiration for this new style came from fan art that both him and Dhoni found impressive. Encouraging Dhoni to grow his hair to a specific length without alterations, Hakim’s Instagram post garnered significant attention, showcasing Dhoni’s latest look to his vast global fan base.

Known for his penchant for experimenting with hairstyles, Dhoni’s return to the long-hair look has not only delighted fans but also added an element of excitement to his final IPL season in 2024. Despite the challenges, Dhoni’s commitment to pleasing his fans and the positive reception of his transformed appearance highlight the enduring charm of this cricketing icon.

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