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Michael Vaughan’s Mumbai Tradition: Street Haircut With An Old Friend Dinajayal
By CricShots - May 21, 2024 7:08 pm
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Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan’s recent meet-and-greet session with a close friend has been creating quite a buzz on social media. Vaughan, who is currently in India for the final stages of the Indian Premier League (IPL), is known for sharing snippets of his travels. True to form, he kept his followers updated about his recent visit to a Mumbai barber named Dinajayal, a familiar face he first met during Diwali last year.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan had a street haircut

In a heartwarming post, Michael Vaughan shared a selfie with Dinajayal, showcasing his casual day-out attire of striped shorts and a T-shirt. “Great to be back for a trim with my good friend Dinajayal… remember, if you are in Mumbai, visit him on Orminston Road,” Vaughan wrote on X (formerly Twitter).



The post garnered a lot of attention, with fans and followers reacting enthusiastically. One user humorously noted, “Michael Vaughan and roadside trimming is a never-ending love story.” Another urged Vaughan to ensure Dinajayal is well compensated for his services, commenting, “Bro, please pay him well too.”

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Acknowledging Michael Vaughan’s amiable nature, a fan remarked, “This guy knows how to win back critics,” while another lauded him as “a really down-to-earth person.”

Michael Vaughan’s connection with Mumbai dates back to his visit last year during Diwali, when he was in India for the ICC ODI World Cup in 2023. Despite his professional commitments, the cricketer-turned-analyst made sure to explore the city’s vibrant streets. His posts frequently feature glimpses of local life, including children playing cricket and everyday moments that capture Mumbai’s essence.

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In November last year, Michael Vaughan forged a friendship with Dinajayal, a roadside barber shop owner. During the Diwali festivities, Vaughan opted for a trim, sharing a timelapse video of the experience on X. “Diwali party trim and head massage from my good friend Dinajayal on Ormiston Road in Mumbai,” he captioned the post.


The bond between Vaughan and Dinajayal didn’t end there. Just a day after Diwali, on November 13, Vaughan returned to Dinajayal’s shop for a shave, sharing a cheerful selfie with the barber mid-shave. “Monday is shaving day on Orminston Road with my good friend Dinajayal,” he wrote.


Michael Vaughan is celebrated as one of England’s most influential cricketers, renowned for his leadership in reclaiming the Ashes after a generation. His career, spanning from 1999 to 2008, saw him amass 7,728 runs and take 22 wickets for England. His current endeavors as a cricket analyst and his engaging presence on social media continue to endear him to fans worldwide.