Aussie sport icon near unrecognisable due to Victorian lockdown

·Sports Reporter
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Merv Hughes (pictured) smiling and speaking to the media.
Merv Hughes (pictured) shared an image of hi scruffy hairstyle and moustache during Victorian lockdown. (Getty Images)

Aussie cricket legend Merv Hughes has joked that barber shops need to be opened as soon as possible after taking to social media to post a near unrecognisable photo of himself.

Unlike Sydney - which enjoyed its first day of bars, restaurants and even hairdressers opening up after months of lockdown - Victoria remains in a strict lockdown due to surging Covid-19 cases.

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And Victorian cricket legend Hughes has expressed his desire for his local barber to give him a trim.

Known for his handlebar moustache during his cricket days, Hughes took to Twitter and showed-off his impressive lockdown beard.

"For crying out loud can we please open up barbershops and hair dressing salons this is getting out of hand," he wrote.

When asked why he hadn't followed the path of many Victorians and had a go of cutting his own hair, Hughes gave a straight answer.

Fans joke about Merv Hughes' lockdown look

Inevitably, fans had some fun with Hughes over his scruffy lockdown locks.

Hughes' look got a laugh from AFL legend Luke Hodge.

While others compared him to Bruce Doull, a former Carlton footballer.

Doull had the nickname, 'The flying doormat' due to his disarranged hair style.

Victoria is on course to emerge from lockdown later this month when vaccination rates his the predicted target.

Recently, Shane Warne hit out at the Victorian Government for the 14 day hotel quarantine resrictions.

Warne described them as the "inhumane" quarantine restrictions imposed on Victorians.

β€œCan I do home quarantine in Victoria now as I’m double vaccinated or is it still the inhumane 14 day hotel quarantine in a tiny little room as all residents returning home have had to do?” the Test great tweeted to his legion of followers.

Victoria requires citizens returning to the state to undergo a 14-day quarantine period at hotel at their own expense, with no plans at this stage to roll out a stay-at-home quarantine like that which is being trialled in New South Wales.

Once 80 per cent of Victorians over 16 are double vaccinated, the state is set to revise those restrictions on international travellers.

Victoria is also set to revise its policy on interstate travel once that double-vaxx number hits 70 per cent but recent figures showed that just under 60 per cent of those aged 16 and above have had their two jabs across the state.

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