Ricky Ponting hair transplant

Hair loss affects everyone in some capacity at some point in life. It does not discriminate between men and women, celebrities and ordinary people. A number of celebrities from showbiz as well as other fields like cricket have been victims of hair loss. However, film stars, models, and now cricketers and footballers, too, cannot lose their crowning glory. These industries require their people to look flawless. Unfortunately, nature doesn’t care about anyone being a celebrity. But luckily, the cosmetic industry has made significant developments, and now it is possible for anyone to get hair transplants. Therefore, now a number of cricketers have undergone hair transplants. Among a number of other cricketers is the former Australian skipper, Ricky Ponting, known as the Punter by his fans.

In this article, we have shared details about Ricky Ponting’s hair transplant.

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Cricketers Who Underwent Hair Transplant

Ponting is not the only cricketer to get a hair transplant. The legendary spinner Shane Warne has also recently gone under the knife to get his locks back. Compared to Ponting, Warne was quite open about the whole affair. But these are advanced times, and nowadays, it seems to be relatively common among celebrities not to hide cosmetic procedures.

Some famous cricketers who had hair transplants include:

  • Ricky Ponting
  • Shane Warne
  • Sourav Ganguly
  • Jacques Kallis
  • Virender Sehwag
  • Graham Gooch
  • Gautam Gambhir
  • Doug Bollinger
  • Martin Crowe
  • Michael Vaughan
  • Rana Naveed Hassan

Why are cricketers getting hair transplants?

Cricket is known as the gentleman’s game. There was an era when this game was only played by the selected few from the gentry. However, the game evolved with time, and more commercial aspects came to the fore. Cricketers started modeling for different brands, and their looks began to matter as much as their cricketing prowess.

In the last couple of decades, Australia has been a top-side in the world. Similarly, the Australian cricketers have cashed in on the commercial opportunities provided by their success. So, they need to be flawless in their looks and locks both.

About Ricky Ponting

Ricky Thomas Ponting AO has been one of the most successful Aussie captains of all time. He has also made a name as a dashing top-order batsman with his killer style. Ponting is considered one of the most successful captains in international cricket history. He has 220 victories in 324 matches to his name. While he retired in 2012, he still serves as a cricket coach and commentator.

The Punter’s Hair Loss Journey

While the 46-year-old was quick with his bat, he was even quicker with his hair loss. The Punter started losing hair in his 30s, becoming the bald king of the batting realm. There was a noticeable amount of hair loss in the frontal areas of the head. Since the players are always under scrutiny, it didn’t take the fans long to realize the Punter was going bald.

However, going bald in his 30s was not a pleasant option, so he resolved to get a hair transplant in 2007.

Ricky Ponting’s Hair Transplant

Although losing hair had little to no effect on how Ponting performed on the field, it could damage his off-field career. So, in order to save his career from getting a hit, he opted for a hair transplant.

The nature of surgery is open to speculation, but the most expected options are:



Ponting underwent a hair transplant to correct the hair loss problem and regain his lost hair. He appeared on the ICC Awards in 2007 with a full head of hair and surprised everyone with crowning glory.

Some people are of the view that he used restorative hair medication, like Minoxidil (Rogaine). On the other hand, some are of the opinion he underwent laser hair therapy for hair loss.

However, it was a hush-hush affair as far as the former skipper was concerned. But his sudden hair improvement was an obvious sign of getting a hair transplant.

Did Ponting really undergo a hair transplant?

Ponting appeared with a fuller head of hair in 2007. It was a different time when celebrities were not as open about cosmetic surgeries as they are now. So, admitting to getting a hair transplant may have been a stigma for the former cricketer at that time. Therefore, the Punter chose to remain silent about his hair transplantation in 2007.

However, he stepped out after a 5-month break with a thicker thatch of hair. He went to break with a balding head and came out with a full head of hair. Ponting was one of the few people who saw quite dramatic results with a hair transplant. Since the new hairs were so noticeable, it could have only been a miracle if not a hair transplant.

Therefore, it is safe to say that the Punter really underwent a hair transplant to regain his lost locks.

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Consult an Expert

Are you suffering from excessive hair loss? Do you want to keep your locks on your head for a long time? Then, consider a hair transplant in Dubai. Although it is a surgical procedure, it gives permanent results. Moreover, the advanced hair transplant techniques are less invasive and affordable. But before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, it is advised to consult an expert. So, meet an expert hair transplant surgeon to discuss the possibilities and expected outcomes.

To learn more about hair transplants or to schedule one, visit us at Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic. Moreover, we offer FREE online consultation. So, give us a call or fill the online form to schedule an appointment. Our staff representatives will guide you further.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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