Nickname of Indian Cricketers: Top Indian Cricketers and their nicknames ft. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni
Updated on: Dec 28, 2022 12:04 pm IST
Nickname of Indian Cricketers: Cricketers are always popular for their on-field performances. The modern-day cricket has evolved a lot and the players nowadays have adopted the aggressive style of play. With the involvement of fans in the game increasing day by day courtesy of social media, the players are often known by their nicknames.
Over the years, we have known quite a few nicknames in Indian cricket of some of the top Indian cricketers. Former Indian skippers like Sunil Gavaskar (Sunny), Rahul Dravid (The Wall), Sourav Ganguly (Dada), Anil Kumble (Jumbo), etc. have been known by the nicknames and in this post, we have come up with a few more nickname of Indian Cricketers. Let’s take a look.
1. Virat Kohli
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli is definitely among the best ever to play this game. He is fondly called ‘Cheeku,’ a nickname given by his childhood coach. As a teenager Virat had big ears and his coach gave him the name of a famous rabbit (who has big ears) character from the popular Champak animal cartoon series.
2. Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma, the current Indian skipper is known by the name ‘Hitman.’ The story behind this name is the fact that Rohit is known for his impressive hitting at the top and hits big shots at will. Therefore, ‘Hitman,’ is the name given to him by his fans.
3. Ravindra Jadeja
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja goes by the name of ‘Sir Ravindra Jadeja’ and ‘Jaddu.’ The southpaw is a 3-dimension player and gives his all in every facet of the game. Over the last few years, Ravindra Jadeja the batter has taken some giant strides and India would be hoping Jadeja to contribute the way he is been doing in the past few years.
4. MS Dhoni
India’s most successful captain MS Dhoni ended his career with an unfortunate runout in the semifinal of the 2019 World Cup against New Zealand. MS is fondly known as ‘Mahi.’ His seniors call him Mahi, whereas his juniors call him ‘Mahi Bhai’ with utmost respect.