Mumbai: The man with the Midas touch, Dhoni stunned the world a day after India's historic WC victory, as he was spotted with a new look, with his head clean shaven.

Dhoni was seen with a completely new look during an official photo-op session in front of the iconic Gateway of India, where some members of the Indian cricket team posed for shutterbugs with World Cup trophy.

Speculation doing the rounds is that he kept his mannat to shave his head if India wins the World Cup.

Dhoni surprised the world with his tonsured head this morning, having shaved off the hair in the middle of the night in his hotel room.

Dhoni is believed to have made a commitment to do so before a deity close to his hometown in Ranchi before the World Cup began. The priest had advised him to shave off the head between 2.45 am and 3 am which is what he did.

The hair will now be offered at the Balaji temple in Tirupati.

Incidentally, Dhoni had cut his long locks after India won the Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa in 2007.

(Agencies)