Cricket is one of the most followed sports around the world. Especially in this part of the world, where Sachin Tendulkar is regarded as the God, cricket is no less than a religion. People madly follow the sport and understandably then their reactions are extreme- be it joy or disappointment. Cricketers, especially those who have made their name wearing the national Blue, become celebrated figures.
And although they tend to have side effects of spending long hours under the sun with age and batting several injuries along with their careers, the lucrative money comes with it along with endorsements and other sources often tend to have an overall positive impact on their personality.
Here is an attempt at looking at how some of these celebrated figures have aged over the years. There has been a massive transformation in some of them with some even ageing like a wine. Although the photographs might not tell you the complete story, let’s repeat the oft-quoted phrase, a “picture can tell you a thousand words.”
Virat Kohli has gone on to become one of the greatest batters of the modern-day game. Not only is he a beast when it comes to run-making, but his consistency across formats and his ability to play various roles also make him one of the greatest ever. As a captain too, Kohli not only led the U-19 side to a World Cup win but is on the verge of leading India to a win in the inaugural ICC World Test Championship. It's been an amazing transformation from a chubby teenager to a fitness freak athlete and a journey the cricket-loving nation of India has walked with him.