first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: During the Melbourne Twenty20 International, conditions were bitterly cold and windy. At the toss, Virat Kohli was given a suggestion by Shane Warne to stay warm. One Indian player took it so seriously that he decided to go the extra mile to stay warm. When Marcus Stoinis sliced a full ball to deep backward point, Dinesh Karthik ran to his left to take the catch. However, the 60000-crowd at the G noticed something unique. Karthik took the catch while wearing a monkey cap over his head. Karthik, who hails from Chennai in Tamil Nadu, does not experience cold conditions and the weather in Melbourne was something different.Read More |Virat Kohli trolled in warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI Karthik’s monkey cap was not the only style statement that cricketers have made on the international stage. Here are instances of players sporting rainbow hair-styles, different jerseys and other unique styles to make them get noticed.Read More |Ravichandran Ashwin hopes for an interesting duel with Nathan Lyon1.)    Colin Miller – The first rainbow hairstylistBe it Blue, Pink, rainbow style or orange colour, Australian offspinner Colin Miller was known for his outlandish hair colours and style. In one instance, during the 2000 Sydney Test against West Indies, Miller’s blue hair was so distracting that Courtney Walsh, who was on strike, could not stop himself from laughing. Miller’s colourful persona came at a time when Australian cricket was dominant on the world stage.2.)    Hamish Marshall Beige suit and hairstyleIn 2005, the first Twenty20 International was played between Australia and New Zealand. At that time, Twenty20 Internationals was not so big and it was not considered serious. New Zealand went one step further and donned the retro look of the 80s. Replica beige and brown 1980s uniforms, facial hair and terry towelling hats all added to the extravaganza. Hamish Marshall, the New Zealand player, sported the gravity-defying afro hairstyle, which proved to be a major sensation.3.)    The ‘Fauxhawk’ – not a Faux PasYou have heard of the Mohawk? But, what is the FauxHawk?  This new hairstyle came into existence when Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan unveiled the look before the 2015 World Cup. The Fauxhawk hairstyle was a full head of hair combed into the middle to fabricate the look of a Mohawk.4.)    Sunil Narine – Mohawk style XWhen Sunil Narine entered the international arena, he was less known for his bowling variations. Rather, he was known as the West Indies cricketer who had the perfectly shaped Mohawk. Such was his style that cricketers like Andre Russell decided to copy his style. Russell, in fact, added a new dimension to his Mohawk by colouring it Orange.5.)    Mitchell Johnson – Tormentor turns PinkThe Sydney Test in Australia is dubbed as the ‘Pink Test’. The match is played to create awareness about breast cancer and it gets massive support in Australia, with fans, former players and cricketing kits coloured in pink. With 31 wickets in four Tests, Johnson was in top form and had decimated England in the 2013/14 Ashes. Before the match, he had sported a pink moustache to create awareness. The pink handlebar moustache was a rage but Johnson coloured his Mo black during the game. last_img read more


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first_imgSprinting great Usain Bolt has once again thrown his full support behind the Jamaica National Building Society (JN) Foundation Heroes in Action Run/Walk, which is again set for Falmouth – the capital of his home parish, Trelawny – on Sunday, October 16, 2016.Bolt, who, through the Usain Bolt Foundation, was a partner of the inaugural staging of the event in 2015, will once again demonstrate his support of an activity, which he believes is “a sustainable and important initiative that seeks to raise funds and support youth in various sectors of society”.”I am a solid supporter of initiatives that benefit and empower the people of my hometown, and I am particularly pleased that this event has at its heart, causes that support organisations that work to protect our children and provide needed services in Trelawny,” he said.This year, the event, which has been divided into a 4km Fun Run/Walk and an 8km Run, hopes to raise funds for the Victim Services Division of Trelawny and provide additional funds to last year’s refurbishment project at the Granville Place of Safety for Girls, which is also based in the parish.Saffrey Brown, general manager of the JN Foundation, emphasised that the event formed part of the organisation’s focus on rural development.”Our efforts on behalf of the Victim Services Division of Trelawny will ensure that children who are victims of crime will receive adequate social services to aid their recovery,” she noted. “Our continued efforts with the Granville Place of Safety will provide the wards of the facility with additional educational resources to further bolster their future potential beyond the home.”Funds raised will enable the Victim Services Division to acquire materials to support play therapy and art therapy, as well as the design and delivery of group-therapy interventions, benefitting young people in the parish. The completion of a multi-purpose resource centre for wards at the Granville Place of Safety for Girls will also be supported.HEART OF OUR NATION”Our focus on helping children is not by accident as we recognise that our children, whether in rural or urban Jamaica, are the heart of our nation and our future,” Brown noted.She also encouraged Jamaicans at home and abroad who are not able to participate in the run to make a donation via the ISupportJamaica.com crowdfunding website, where they have a chance to receive Puma shirts autographed by Usain Bolt when they make contributions to the cause.The run is being organised with technical support from the team at Running Events Limited and will take runners on a course through the streets of the historic town of Falmouth.The 8km is designed to target sprint enthusiasts with a strong desire for competition, while the 4k Fun Run will be geared at engaging families and individuals, with various challenge stations, along with a historical aspect to educate participants on Falmouth while en route.last_img read more