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Merv Hughes doesn’t look like this anymore! Cricket legend’s iconic moustache is a thing of the past

Merv Hughes doesn’t look like this anymore! Cricket legend’s iconic handlebar moustache is a thing of the past as he shows off a rugged beard amid Victoria’s gruelling lockdown


He’s the former Australian fast-bowler who was known for his handlebar moustache during his legendary career.

And cricket icon Merv Hughes, 59, looked worlds away from his former self when he shared a rare selfie to Twitter on Monday.

The radio and TV personality, who is enduring Victoria’s gruelling lockdown amid the Covid pandemic, showed off an unruly beard as he urged barbers to open up again.

Merv Hughes doesn’t look like this anymore! Cricket legend’s iconic handlebar moustache is a thing of the past as he showed off a rugged beard in a rare selfie on Monday amid Victoria’s gruelling lockdown. Pictured in February 

In the candid photo, Merv looked perplexed as he debuted significant facial hair.

‘For crying out loud, can we please open up barbershops and hairdressing salons, this is getting out of hand,’ Merv hilariously captioned the image.

Victorians are enduring gruelling stay-at-home orders but look set to come out of lockdown on October 26, when the 70 per cent fully vaccinated milestone is expected to be met.   

The state recorded eight deaths and 1,612 new cases on Monday, down from 1,890.

New look: The former Australian fast-bowler looked worlds away from his former self when he shared this photo to Twitter, showing off significant facial hair

New look: The former Australian fast-bowler looked worlds away from his former self when he shared this photo to Twitter, showing off significant facial hair

Hilarious: 'For crying out loud, can we please open up barbershops and hairdressing salons, this is getting out of hand,' Merv hilariously captioned the image

Hilarious: ‘For crying out loud, can we please open up barbershops and hairdressing salons, this is getting out of hand,’ Merv hilariously captioned the image

Meanwhile New South Wales celebrated Freedom Day on Monday with the state having exceeded the 70 per cent fully vaccinated milestone. 

The single dose vaccination figures currently sit at 90 per cent, and the state looks on track to meet the 80 per cent fully vaccinated milestone later this month. 

Merv will go down in the books, having been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in February.   

Legend: Merv will go down in the books, having been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in February. Pictured in 1991

Legend: Merv will go down in the books, having been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in February. Pictured in 1991

His career spanned 53 tests and 33 ODIs (one day internationals) for Australia from 1985 to 1994.   

Australian Cricket Hall of Fame Chairman Peter King said in an official statement: ‘Merv Hughes was an icon of the Australian summer for so many of us, a larger-than-life personality, a wonderful international cricketer, an ambassador for the sport and a deserved inductee into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.

‘He has left his legacy on the sport in post-career mentorship with modern-day teams, administrations roles as a National Selector and the heartbeat of Australian cricket. The Australian Cricket Hall of Fame is delighted to recognise Merv Hughes.’ 

Talent: His career spanned 53 tests and 33 ODIs (one day internationals) for Australia from 1985 to 1994

Talent: His career spanned 53 tests and 33 ODIs (one day internationals) for Australia from 1985 to 1994 

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