On Monday morning, a long line welcomed Kuldeeps' father Ram Pal Sen outside his barber shop at Sirmour Chauraha, in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh.

Overnight Ram Pal Sen's  fast bowler son Kuldeep’s quiff hairstyle had become a rage. Rajasthan Royals’ head coach Kumar Sangakkara was all praise for Kuldeep. 

Kuldeep, 25, making his IPL debut for Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium defended 15 runs in the final over against Lucknow Super Giants.

He also announced his arrival as a fast bowler with a scorching delivery clocked at 146.3 kmph to Lucknow opener Quinton de Kock on Sunday night.

“I have not got time to eat today. There are a lot of customers today,” Ram Pal said between giving haircuts. “I have been doing this for the past 30 years. I am happy for my son.

He has made me proud. I had never supported his passion for the game. I have scolded and even beaten him for playing cricket when he was in school. But he never gave up on his dreams.”

Despite his son’s overnight success, the father’s routine saw no change. Like he does every day, Ram Pal cycled six kilometres from Hariharpur village to Rewa to reach the barber shop.