Virat Kohli politely declines to shave off his beard after his close friends have shaved

Most players in the Indian team sported full bearded look for over a year now and some of them feel it's time to change the trend but certainly not Virat.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The Royal Challengers captain Virat Kohli, who has just recovered from the injury to his right shoulder has impressed thus far with the bat in the Indian Premier League. The Indian captain seemed doubtful for the first half of the tournament after he injured his shoulder in the third Test at Ranchi.

It was the left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who initiated the #BreakTheBeard hashtag on the photo-sharing platform Instagram. Jadeja’s video went viral on Twitter, getting reactions from all corners. He shaved off his beard to present his all-new look ahead of the crucial stages of the IPL.


Mumbai Indians duo of Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya followed the Indian spinner and made their version of #BreakTheBeard on Instagram. Rohit swapped his full-face beard for a more classy and stylish french-beard. While the Mumbai Indians all-rounder Hardik found comfort in a more stylish beard and a moustache to accompany his style.

It looked like the Indian captain would jump on the bandwagon after his dear team-mates had done it on Instagram. Virat, however, decided against swapping his beard for any other form of facial hair as he found it more comfortable in the beard.

Only Hardik Pandya out of the three has begun the IPL in a stunning way, with Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja stammering and struggling to find the form on the field.

Here is how the trend started on Instagram.

Jadeja’s Instagram handle is called Royalnavghan, and he has accompanied the small video with the #timeforchange and #BreakTheBeard, which was picked up the fellow Indian team-mates.

Decided to finally have a summer style of my own. My time to #BreakTheBeard!

A post shared by Rohit Sharma (@rohitsharma45) on

The Mumbaikar decided to beat the heat with a new style.

Hardik Pandya, one the other hand wanted to clear all the confusions in the dressing room with a new style of his own. However, the #OneMoreSurpriseComing is still yet to be revealed.

Virat Kohli’s reply would break the hearts of the other three: