Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team has been having a dream run in Sri Lanka after they whitewashed the hosts in the whites and also in the coloured jerseys. The team is quite young and includes players like Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav, who have shown an immense promise with their play.
India has a long home season coming up and the team would be looking for a continued good run. Shikhar Dhawan, on whom the play was hinged, has not disappointed as he was awarded the Man of the Series in the Tests against Sri Lanka. Even the Indian pacers stepped it up in the One Day Internationals with Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar performing exceedingly well. India seems to be in good shape after ruling over the island nation and is looking ahead at the 2019 cricket World Cup.
In India, it is common to have two names: one is the official name, which is the name that you use in all your documents and the second is a pet name, also known as ‘daak naam‘ in Bengali. We barely call our friends by their official names and almost always call them by their nicknames. In this article, we will reveal the nicknames of the current and former Indian team members and we bet even the biggest cricket wizards will be shocked to find out some of the below-mentioned nicknames.
These are nicknames according to a video on Yahoo Cricket:
Rohit Sharma: RO and Hit-man
Shikhar Dhawan: Gabbar
Ajit Agarkar: Bombay Duck and 007
Navjot Singh Sidhu: Sherry and Sixer Sidhu
Javagal Srinath: Babu and Mysore Express
Virat Kohli: Chiku
Parthiv Patel: Bachcha
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Mahi or MSD
Virender Sehwag: Viru or Multan of Sultan
Ishant Sharma: Lambu Ji
Venkatpathi Raju: Muscles
Sourav Ganguly: Prince of Kolkata or Dada
Ravindra Jadeja: Jaddu
Axar Patel: Bapu
Hardik Pandya: Harry
Ajinkya Rahane: Jinx
These are the nicknames that we discovered, hope some of them surprised you and made you more informed about your favourite cricketers.