Cheeku, Tendlya, Polly, Gilly: Do you know these quirky nicknames of famous cricketers?

Updated: May 15, 2019, 18:27 IST
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    Michael Clarke is famously called Pup. The name came from his teammates during a tour in 2004 as his excitement was that of a puppy

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    Virat Kohli was given the name 'Cheeku' by his Delhi coach Ajit Chaudhary over his spiked hairstyle and it stuck. He is also known as Chase Master and Run Machine

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    Mahendra Singh Dhoni is lovingly called Mahi and MSD. He is also known as Captain Cool

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    Harbhajan Singh is lovingly called 'Bhajji'. But it was during the 2001 series at home, when Harbhajan disturbed Steve Waugh's team, he earned the name Turbanator

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    Virender Sehwag is fondly called 'Viru' He is also known as the Nawab of Najafgarh and Sultan of Multan

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    Gautam Gambhir is fondly called 'Gauti'

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    Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is lovingly called 'Tendlya'. In cricket, he has many nicknames such as Master Blaster, God of Cricket and Little Master. In 2009, when Sachin Tendulkar completed 20 years of international cricket, Yuvraj Singh revealed that Sachin was called 'Grandfather' in the Indian dressing room

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    Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is famously known as The Prince of Kolkata and God of the Off-Side, but the one that fits him most is 'Dada'

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    Rahul Dravid was nicknamed 'Jammy' by some smart friend because his dad Sharad worked for jam and syrup company Kissan. Dravid is also known as The Wall

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    Anil Kumble was given the name Jumbo because his deliveries took off with pace and bounce off the pitch - akin to that of a jumbo jet

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    Former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist is famously known as Gilly and Churchy

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    Former South Africa fast bowler Allan Donald was known as White Lighting for his sheer speed

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    According to Navjot Singh Sidhu himself, he was nicknamed 'Sherry' due to his father drinking that product at the time of his birth

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    Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is called 'Freddie' or 'Fred' because his surname is similar to cartoon character Fred Flintstone

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    Former South African batsman Herschelle Gibbs revealed in an interview that he was nicknamed Scooter as he couldn't drive a car during his days at Western Province

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    Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath was nicknamed Pigeon for his pigeon-toed bowling approach to the crease

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    Graeme Smith would hit the ball so hard so one of his South African teammates compared him to a buffalo, which later turned to Biff

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    Former West Indies pace legend Michael Holding is famously known as Whispering Death. Holding revealed that the name was given to him by umpire Dickie Bird as he was 'light on his feet, did not carry much weight and did not pound the turf on the way in'

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    Former England cricketer Ian Botham is called Beefy due to his frame

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    Former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener was nicknamed 'Zulu' as he could speak the language fluently

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    Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga is known as 'Slinga', which is in a combination of his slinging action and his name

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    Shahid Afridi is famously called Boom Boom due to his explosive batting style

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    Shaun Marsh is nicknamed 'Son of Swampy' Swampy was the nickname given to his father Geoff Marsh

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    Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar is famously known as The Rawalpindi Express

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    Stuart Broad is fondly called Broady or Malfoy, He was also given the nickname Westlife due to his good looks similar to a boy band

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    Former Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis has nicknamed such as the Burewala Express, Sultan of Swing and Toe Crusher

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    Australian spin legend Shane Warne was famously known as Warnie. He also had a few other nicknames such as Suicide Blonde

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    Ricky Ponting has the nickname 'Punter' because of his love for betting - on they gambling sport of greyhound racing in Tasmania

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    Former South African cricketer Shaun Pollock is fondly Polly

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Cheeku, Tendlya. Polly, Gilly - these are some interesting and funny nicknames of cricketers. But the question is, do you know who they are? We give you some of the funniest, quirkiest and coolest cricketers' nicknames you may not know of

 

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