Imagine seeing an Indian player from the 1990s with a tattoo, such as Kapil Dev or Sachin Tendulkar – it would have been as strange as seeing a unicorn. Indian cricketers, on the other hand, have demonstrated a fondness for getting inked over the years, openly flaunting tattoos that complement their personalities.
Many Indian players want to tattoo major events in their lives, their zodiac signs, and other significant manifestations on their skin, and this has now become the norm rather than the exception.
Tattooed Indian cricketers:
The Indian skipper has been at the forefront of the team’s fitness transformation. He also likes to show off his tattoos, which include a variety of distinctive designs all over his body.
On his body, he has 11 tattoos that represent his zodiac sign, his parents’ names, his ODI number, his Test cap number, a monastery, and Lord Shiva, among other things.
One of the most important players in Indian cricket currently, Ravindra Jadeja loves to lead a lavish life and he is quite proud to flaunt them all. He had a dragon tattoo when he started his career. Then he got a tattoo of his famous nickname – Jaddu.
There is a tattoo on his back which has a flower kind of design. He loves his horses and he also has a horse tattoo on his forearm.
The Indian captain for the Sri Lanka tour is quite a tattoo lover. On his right arm, Shikhar Dhawan has inked Indian mythology characters Arjuna and Lord Shiva.
There is a “Carpe Diem” tattoo that has been inked on the back of his left biceps. “Carpe Diem” means to seize the day and he wants to give the message to make the most of the present.
There is a tattoo of an empty tree with a bird in it on his left calf that grabs the attention of the crowd around.
One of the most versatile players in the Indian cricket team, KL Rahul has a number of different tattoos. On his left forearm, there is a lighthouse tattoo, which serves as a memory of his childhood home by the beach in Mangaluru.
His parents’ names have been inked on his wrists (Rajeshwari on the left wrist and Lokesh on the right wrist). There is also an open eye on his left bicep which signifies that his grandparents are watching him closely.
He has also inked his Test cap number in Roman numerals (284) across the right side of his torso. Finally, there is XI (11), which was his first jersey number for the Indian team.
A colorful character, Hardik likes to live his life loud and his tattoos are only a reflection of his personality. There is a tattoo with the word “Believe” on his left arm and “Live to succeed or die trying” on his left arm biceps.
The inner side of his right arm has a fighter carrying a sword tattoo that is complimented with the phrase “never give up”. On his left shoulder, the all-rounder has a tattoo of a tiger.
He has also added paws on his right neck (showing love to his two dogs). There is a peace symbol on his left neck as well.
Believe in yourself 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/8ePb84B127— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) March 25, 2016