Sydney: Former Australian Test great Merv Hughes has advised pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson not to `mess` with his moustache as he believes that the `mo` has been a game changer for Johnson, who was the Man of the Match in Brisbane after blasting Australia to a 381-run first Test victory.
With Movember officially over on Saturday, Johnson is considering whether to shave off the imposing handlebar unless he raises 50,000 dollars for men`s health.
However, News.com.au reports that Hughes, who still sports the biggest moustache among cricketers, urged Johnson to keep his moustache if his performance, which took him to 214 wickets (passing Hughes` own 212), is going well for him.
Hughes further said that sportsmen are very superstitious, adding that they often view anything they do, either on or off the field, with superstition.
There is an unbroken line of imposing moustaches from 1970, when Dennis Lillee began, to 1994, when Hughes finished, gathering 567 wickets between them, the report added.