Symonds to part with trademark dreadlockshttps://indianexpress.com/article/news-archive/print/symonds-to-part-with-trademark-dreadlocks/

Symonds to part with trademark dreadlocks

The dreadlocks that have become unmistakable part of Andrew Symonds’ colourful persona would soon be a thing of past...

The dreadlocks that have become unmistakable part of Andrew Symonds’ colourful persona would soon be a thing of past with the controversial Australian cricketer set to shave those as part of a charity drive.

Symonds will ditch his famous five-year old dreadlocks on live TV on February 14 as part of the “World’s Greatest Shave” fund-raising event.

“I am looking forward to it — I will be able to sneak around a little bit more,” Symonds said.

Pure batsman

Another thing Symonds will give up,at least in the short run,is bowling. He is expected to return to first-class cricket next week as a specialist batsman and is likely to be used in the same capacity when he returns to the national team.

Advertising

The 33-year-old,who is recuperating after a knee surgery,will play for Queensland in a Sheffield Shield clash against Western Australia starting at the Gabba next week. “I have been sent the medical reports,he is well ahead of time,” Queensland coach Trevor Barsby said.