In the past few years, the cricketers have started to have this crazy obsession with having beards. In the early 21th century, not many cricketers barring few had longish beards. The likes of Saqlain Musthaq, Mushtaq Ahmed, Saeed Anwar, Yousuf Youhana (changed to Mohammad Yousuf), Inzamam-ul-Haq had long beards at the far end of their career and currently the tradition is followed, on some lines, by Shahid Afridi too. Apart from these players, today we see a lot more cricketers who have started growing beards.
For example, Australian pacers Nathan Rimmington and Kane Richardson became famous among the cricket fans around the World due to their beards. Growing long beards has become a source of attraction for the players (apart from those who follow it due to their religious belief) among the fans.
So, here’s a the list of Top-Ten cricketers with beards –
10. Kane Richardson (Australia)
9. Monty Panesar (England)
8. Murali Vijay (India)
7. Anton Devcich (New Zealand)
6. Daniel Vettori (New Zealand)
5. Glenn Maxwell (Australia)
4. Nathan Rimmington (Australia)
3. Moeen Ali (England)
2. Hashim Amla (South Africa)
1. WG Grace (England)