Mahendra Singh Dhoni sports Mohawk at Champions League T20

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: When Mahendra Singh Dhoni debuted for India in 2004, it wasn’t just his exploits with the bat that caught the world’s attention. Along with his rising popularity as a hard hitting batsman, his long hair became a rage among the masses too.

And now on Sunday, arguably the best Indian captain ever, surprised everyone with his new mohawk hairstyle during his team Chennai Super Kings’ opening match of the 2013 Champions League against Titans.

After India’s T20 World Cup triumph in 2007 during which he had long hair, Dhoni cropped his hair short.

Now, he is sporting a look that has been made popular by other sporting icons like Mario Balotelli and El Shaarawy.

Dhoni is leading CSK in the CLT20 that began from Friday with his team registering their first win on Sunday night defeating Titans.