Gone are the days when cricket was a proper gentleman’s sport played by aristocrats maintaining a strict sense of discipline. Shirts tucked up, heads held high, cricket was once the sport of royalty.
But times have changed and the modern cricketer is expected to perform as good off the field as he performs on it.
Modern cricketing stars sport trendy beards paired with the coolest tattoos. From skipper Virat Kohli to Hardik Pandya to KL Rahul, Indian cricketers are trend setters who are expected to make fashion statements with the way they carry themselves.
Let’s take a look at some Indian cricketers who have amazing tattoos.
The Mangaluru born Rahul made his debut for the Indian national team back in 2014. The opener sports a lot of tattoos on his body but perhaps the most intriguing one is the tribal sleeve that he wears in one of his arms.
Shikhar Dhawan is one of the most entertaining batsmen in the Indian cricket team. The Delhi Capitals hotshot’s body is a tattoo gallery.
The UP born Yadav burst into the Indian team back in 2010, replacing an injured Praveen Kumar in the squad for the ICC World T20 championship. Yadav has a tattoo of Lord Shiva on his body and has a portrait of his late mother tattooed on his left arm.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya is known for his sensational fashion sense off the field. The 25-year-old has the peace symbol tattooed on his neck, ‘Believe’ tattooed on his left arm and a lion inked on his left hand.
Ravindra Jadeja won the Arjuna Award recently for his contributions to Indian cricket. Jadeja is a huge fan of horses and has a beautiful horse tattooed on his body.
Indian cricket team’s captain Virat Kohli is arguably the most popular cricketer across the globe. The skipper is as good off the field as he is on it. Kohli has a range of tattoos on his body.