World Cricket's Clown of the Month
He may have blasted 63 runs off 19 balls to help the Chennai Super Kings beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad, but MS Dhoni is our Clown of the Month.
Midway through his innings in the Champions League T20 clash against CSK's IPL rivals, the wicketkeeper removed his helmet to reveal a bizarre mohawk-cum-mullet that sparked hysteria all across India.
In fact, Mahendra Singh's haircut is something of a national obsession in India, and when he gets his mop chopped at his hometown salon the local police have to be made aware due to the sheer number of fans who turn up just to watch.
When he burst on to the scene towards the end of 2004, he sported a long mop with dyed streaks that survived until he was limited-overs captain in 2007 and helped guide India to Twenty20 World Cup triumph.
However, in October of that year, he cropped it short, breaking the hearts of legions of female followers.
And he even went one step further and emerged with a fully shaved head the morning after India won the 50-over World Cup in 2011, which according to the Times of India was Dhoni fulfilling "a pledge to the Gods."
The thing is, when you risk an attention-grabbing move such as this outrageous mohawk you have to be able to back it up.
And seeing as the former train ticket inspector is India’s most successful ever captain, winning every major international trophy and leading his team to the top of the Test rankings in 2009, he certainly can.
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However, with thousands of impressionable fans set to follow suit, Dhoni deserves our Clown of the Month award for September.
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