Patience, dedication, time and careful maintenance are all important traits for building a good innings – and, of course, for growing fabulous facial hair.
It’s no surprise therefore that some of the best beards in sport belong to cricketers, from the prodigous example set by Victorian legend WG Grace to the modern bearded masters like Moeen Ali and Hashim Amla.
But how many of these bristly ball-wielding wonders can you recognise by their beard alone? It’s the Question of Sport that needs no further introduction. Play.