England and its rare trend: In the demanding game of cricket, the style has always proven to be an outlet of various emotions, from triumph to downfall, from joy to pain and most importantly, one’s stature in the game. However, at times with a performance not so grand, fans and supporters question your choices.
Recently, the top three batters of England have struggled to find their footing against a formidable Indian bowling line-up. Rory Burns, Dom Sibley and Haseeb Hameed couldn’t survive the searing heat of Bumrah, Shami and Siraj.
In a post on Twitter, Will Macpherson, a rugby and cricket correspondent for the Evening Standard, jokingly pointed out the hairstyles of Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed. The duo sports long hair, and it used to be a fascinating trend even a few years back. From Jason Gillespie to MS Dhoni, long hair used to be a massive thing.
This is what Twitter had to say about Burns and Hameed
Macpherson tweeted, “Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed. Have England ever had a fully ponytailed men’s Test opening pair?”
Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed. Have England ever had a fully ponytailed men’s Test opening pair?
— Will Macpherson (@willis_macp) August 24, 2021Advertisement
A few fans even pointed out that a few cricketers came very close to sporting similar hairstyles but really couldn’t bag the ace.
One such comment read, “Washbrook and Hutton got close after going on a two-month bender in Thailand where they discovered the merits of mysticism on their way back from Australia in 1951, apparently.”
Washbrook and Hutton got close after going on a two month bender in Thailand where they discovered the merits of mysticism on their way back from Australia in 1951, apparently.Advertisement
— daniel norcross (@norcrosscricket) August 24, 2021
England will be taking the field again tomorrow as they collide with India for the third Test of the series, slated to happen at Headingley, Leeds. This match will have significant importance as a victory for India can almost seal the series for them and will go a proverbial mile in cementing their status as a powerhouse for the ongoing World Test Championship.
Another historical fact that may underline this battle is that India won its last battles at Leeds and won both of them emphatically.