New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming New Zealand series, India Test captain Virat Kohli unveiled a new look with a distinctive undercut style.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 15, 2016
And the woman responsible for Virat's new hair style is Mumbai-based celebrity hairstylist Apeni George, who has also worked with the likes of Yuvraj Singh in the past.
And soon, it became a topic of intense online discussion with many endorsing the new look. But not everyone seemed convinced.
@imVkohli भाई हर चीज को आप स्टाइल का नाम कैसे दे सकते हो अब ये हेयर स्टाइल ही देख लो..ऐसा लग रहा है जैसे किसी ने बाल नोच लिए हो..
— NaVneeT (@Champ_Nikk) September 15, 2016
— Elysian (@fangirling_Vk18) September 15, 2016
— $hr¡¥A M@L¡K (@ShristyChandra) September 15, 2016
— Swagata Chanda (@swagata_chanda) September 15, 2016
— Anirban Pattanayak (@Anirban86612357) September 15, 2016
— prateek chauhan (@pratt1983) September 15, 2016
— mr hugh mungus (@shreyanshtorres) September 15, 2016
Kohli, 27, will lead the Indian Test team against the visiting Kiwis in a three-match series, which starts on September 22 at Kanpur's Green Park.
And once again, the right-handed batsman will be the key man for the team as India look to regain top ranking in Test and also maintain a perfect record against New Zealand at home.
New Zealand have never won a series in India.
This will be the second home series under Kohli's leadership. Last year, Kohli led India to a thumping series win against South Africa, and before that, he helped India to a rare overseas series win at Sri Lanka.
Then, the team defeated West Indies last month.