One of the best openers in the world as far as white-ball cricket is concerned, Shikhar Dhawan, sports a bald look for a long time.
However, this wasn’t the case during his younger days when he had a proper hairline. Dhawan recently posted a picture of him with Suresh Raina from their Under-19 days.
Both Raina and Dhawan were an integral part of India 2004 U19 World Cup campaign in Bangladesh, which Pakistan won by defeating West Indies in the finals.
India only managed to reach the semi-finals before facing defeat at the hands of arch-rivals Pakistan. Ambati Rayudu captained India’s U19 team then.
India’s U19 class of 2004 also included prominent names such as Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, RP Singh and several other domestic stalwarts.
The reason why the tournament holds a special place is because Dhawan came into international reckoning by breaking the record of most runs scored in a single tournament with 505 runs.
Both Dhawan and Raina also went on to become regulars in the Indian team in coloured clothing. The duo also went on to represent India in the 2015 ODI World Cup in Australia.
Although, after an impressive start to their Test careers, their graph spiralled down in red-ball cricket. Irrespective of the fact, the two remain amongst the most glamorous southpaws produced by the country.
Recently, Dhawan posted a throwback picture with teammate Raina, captioning, “Suresh pehlwaan ko support dete hue Dhawan pehlwaan @sureshraina3 #FlashbackFriday.”
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) May 8, 2020
Such a rHAIR picture this! 😍
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 8, 2020
Moreover, it was Chennai Super Kings (CSK) handle which stole the show with their comment, “Such a rHAIR picture this. Raina also reacted to the message saying, “@shikhardofficial good old days. What memories.”
It was only recently that Praveen Kumar also posted a throwback picture with Rohit Sharma and Raina.