Dhoni shaves head after scripting World Cup glory

Indian captain MS Dhoni poses with the World Cup

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Apr 3, 2011

Indian World Cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni shaved off his head after guiding his team to glory after overcoming Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Dhoni apparently tonsured his hair in the middle of the night in his hotel room.

Dhoni s new look was first seen during an official photo session in front of the Gateway of India, where some members of the Indian cricket team posed for shutterbugs with the World Cup trophy.

It is learnt that Dhoni made a commitment to shave his head before a deity close to his hometown in Ranchi before the World Cup began.

According to sources, a temple priest advised him to shave off his head.

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