They are the masters of the game but when it comes to sheer bad hairstyles, it is difficult to judge who's worse.
Sourav Ganguly's hair stuck out in all direction during the Delhi vs Pune match during the fifth season of the Indian Premier League.
Sachin, known for his curly ringlets since he debuted at a very young age, seems to have straightened his hair.
Sunil Gavaskar was prompted to quip in his column: "There will be many memories of this year's IPL - like catches taken, deliveries bowled and sixes hit - and then there will be the memory of Sourav Ganguly running, his hair flying, after getting Pietersen out."
The 39-year-old captain of the Pune Warriors India ran across the field, his thinning straight hair disheveled in the wind.
Dada's hair prompted even Yuvraj Singh to quip in a column that "The only problem was his mop of hair, which was almost blown away by the wind! I suppose, for now, I could be of some help to Dada."
The little master has problems of his own. Sachin's hair colour stood out at practice sessions and during his evenings out with wife Anjali.
Yuvraj said of Sourav: "My hair gel bottle is lying idle and it can surely come in handy for our captain if he wishes to avoid a similar 'hair-raising' incident".
New photos of Sachin during a team training session at Dhaka showed him with an unusual hairstyle.
Sourav may not have the funkiest hairstyle but his return to the IPL has sparked hopes of fans game for some aggressive cricket.
The unassuming cricketer coloured his curls brown and later got them ironed out.
In a first of its kind, a mobile application has been launched on Sourav, something that will help the Pune Warriors mentor-cum-coach's fans worldwide stay updated about the upcoming IPL T20.
Gone is the mop of curly hair that endeared him to his female fans as a young sensation.
Sachin is not the only cricketer to experiment with his hair. Dhoni had shaved his head after India won the World Cup.
Love their hair style or hate it, Sachin and Sourav remain icons to millions of Indians for bringing glory to the nation on countless occasions with hair-raising feat of the field.