List of Nicknames of Cricketers

Nicknames of Cricketers: Every cricketer has his own name or real name but when he plays he gets different nicknames from his teammates, commentators and umpires based on his style, performance and skills.

Cricketers’ nicknames are an important part of all competitive exams, often nicknames are asked in various exams. For example_____

♦ Who is known as the ‘Haryana Hurricane’?
A. Kapil Dev
B. Yuzvendra Chahal
C. Virendra Sehwag
D. Jogindar Rao
• Answer:- Kapil Dev

Note:- This question was asked earlier in SSC MTS, which was held on 7th August 2019 [Shift 1]



Through this article, let’s take a look at the nicknames of the cricketers with which they are associated.

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List of Nicknames of Indian Cricketers

SL. No Player Nicknames
1 Ishant Sharma Ishu
2 Virat Kohli Cheeku, King Kohli
3 Rohit Sharma Hit-Man, Shana
4 Ajinkya Rahane Jinx
5 Lokesh Rahul KL
6 Ravindra Jadeja Jaddu, Rockstar, Sir Jadeja
7 Shikhar Dhawan Gabbar
8 Rahul Dravid The Wall
9 Suryakumar Yadav SKY
10 Suresh Raina Sonu
11 Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bhuvi, The Swing Prince
12 Shardul Thakur Lord Shardul, Lord
13 Washington Sundar Washi
14 Yuzvendra Chahal Yuzi
15 Ajit Agarkar Bombay Duck
16 Kapil Dev The Haryana Hurricane
17 M. S. Dhoni Thala, MSD, Mahi, Captain Cool
19 Gautam Gambhir Gauti
20 Hardik Pandya Hairy and Rockstar
21 Robin Uthappa Robbie
22 Murali Vijay Monk
23 Dinesh Karthik DK
24 Zaheer Khan Zak
25 Anil Kumble Apple, Jumbo
26 V. V. S. Laxman Very Very Special
27 Amit Mishra Mishi
28 Virender Sehwag Viru, Multan ka Sultan, Nawab of Najafgarh
29 Harbhajan Singh Bhajji, Turbanator
30 Sachin Tendulkar The God of Cricket, Little Master, Bombay Bomber, Tendlya
31 Jasprit bumrah JB,Jassi
32 Virat Kohli Cheeku
33 Yuvraj Singh Yuvi
34 Ravichandran Ashwin Ash
35 Rishabh Pant Pant
36 Shubman Gill Shubhi
37 Prithvi Shaw Missile
38 Sreesanth Sree, Gopu
39 Parthiv Patel Bachcha
40 Umesh Yadav Vidarbha Hurricane and Babloo
41 Ashish Nehra Popat
42 Irfan Pathan Guddu Tattu
43 Shreyas Iyer Iyer
44 Sourav Ganguly Maharaj, Prince of Calcutta, Dada, Bengal Tiger, God of Offside
45 Manish Pandey Manish Pandey
46 Rahul Dravid Jammy, The Wall
47 Mohammed Kaif Kaifu
48 Cheteshwar Pujara Chintu
49 Javagal Srinath Babu
50 Sunil Gavaskar Sunny, Little Master
51 Mohinder Amarnath Jimmy
52 Gundappa Viswanath Vishy
53 Sanjay Manjrekar Sanj
54 Navjot Singh Sidhu Sherry
55 Ravi Shastri Shaz

List of Nicknames of Pakistani Cricketers

SL. No Player Nicknames
1 Shahid Afridi Boom Boom Afridi, Lala
2 Mushtaq Ahmed Mushie, Jaadugar
3 Saeed Ajmal The Magician, Saeed Bhai
4 Shoaib Akhtar Rawalpindi Express
5 Wasim Akram Sultan of Swing
6 Nida Dar Lady Boom Boom
7 Imran Farhat Romi
8 Umar Gul Guldozer
9 Mohammad Hafeez Professor, Professor of Sargodha
10 Inzamam-ul-Haq Inzi
11 Danish Kaneria Nani-Danny
12 Imran Khan The Lion of Lahore
13 Misbah-ul-Haq Lone warrior, Tuk tuk, Man of Crisis
14 Abdul Razzaq The Razzler, Bang Bang Razzaq

List of Nicknames of Australian Cricketers

SL. No Player Nicknames
1 Steve Smith Smithy, Smudge,GOD
2 Fred Spofforth The Demon
3 Mark Taylor Tubby
4 Jeff Thomson Thommo, Two-Up
5 Max Walker Tangles
6 Georgia Wareham Wolfie
7 Shane Warne The Sheikh of Tweak,The King of Spin
8 Mark Waugh Afghan – the forgotten Waugh, Junior
9 Steve Waugh Tugga
10 Paul Wilson Blocker
11 Bruce Yardley Roo
12 Peter Siddle Sid Vicious
13 Megan Schutt Schutter/Shooter
14 Terry Alderman The Smiling Assassin, Clem
15 Greg Ritchie Fat Cat
16 Ellyse Perry Pez
17 Ricky Ponting Punter
18 Warwick Armstrong Big Ship
19 Michael Beer Frothy
20 Richie Benaud Diamonds
21 Travis Birt Edgar
22 Allan Border AB, Captain Grumpy
23 Don Bradman The Don
24 Ian Chappell Chappelli
25 Dan Christian Dan the Man
26 Michael Clarke Pup, Clarkey
27 Pat Cummins Patto,Cummo
28 Ian Davis Wizard
29 Michael Di Venuto Diva
30 Brett Dorey Behemoth
31 Matthew Elliott Herb
32 James Faulkner The Finisher
33 Adam Gilchrist Gilly,Churchy
34 Jason Gillespie Dizzy
35 Brad Haddin BJ, Hadds
36 Ryan Harris Ryano
37 Chris Hartley Hannibal
38 Chris Hartley Hannibal
39 Ian Harvey Harvs, The Freak
40 Shane Harwood Stickers
41 John Hastings The Duke
42 Nathan Hauritz Ritzy
43 Matthew Hayden Haydos,Big Fish
44 Rachael Haynes Des, Dessie
45 Alyssa Healy Midge
46 Ben Hilfenhaus Hilfy
47 Brad Hodge Hodgey, Dodgeball
48 James Hopes Catfish
49 Merv Hughes Fruitfly
50 David Hussey Huss, Bomber, Junior Mr. Cricket
51 Michael Hussey Mr Cricket, Huss
52 Bert Ironmonger Dainty
53 Phil Jaques Pro
54 Mitchell Johnson Midge, Notch
55 Jess Jonassen JJ
56 Ernie Jones Jonah Mich
57 ael Kasprowicz Kasper
58 Simon Katich Kat
59 Usman Khawaja Uzzie, Captain Grumpy
60 Delissa Kimmince DK
61 Michael Klinger Maxy
62 Justin Langer Alfie, JL
63 Meg Lanning Megastar, Serious Sally
64 Bill Lawry Phantom
65 Geoff Lawson Henry
66 Darren Lehmann Boof
67 Brett Lee Bing, Binga, The Speedster
68 Chris Lynn Lynnsanity,Bash Brother
69 Nathan Lyon G.O.A.T, Garry, Gazza
70 Charles Macartney Governor-General
71 Stuart MacGill Mac, Magilla
72 Ken Mackay Slasher
73 Jimmy Maher Mahbo
74 Ashley Mallett Rowdy
75 Mitchell Marsh Bison
76 Geoff Marsh Swampy
77 Rod Marsh Iron Gloves, Bacchus
78 Shaun Marsh SOS
79 Damien Martyn Marto
80 Lloyd Mash Bangers
81 Glenn Maxwell Big Show, Maxi/Maxy
82 Stan McCabe Napper
83 Bryce McGain McGoo
84 Glenn McGrath Pigeon, Millard
85 Graham McKenzie Garth
86 Colin Miller Funky
87 Keith Miller Nugget
88 Beth Mooney Moons
89 Monty Noble Mary Ann
90 Ashley Noffke Noffers
91 Marcus North Snork
92 Kerry O’Keeffe Skull
93 Bill O’Reilly Tiger

List of Nicknames of England Cricketers

SL. No Player Nicknames
1 John Emburey Embers, Ernie, Knuckle
2 K. S. Duleepsinhji Duleep, Mr Smith
3 Charlotte Edwards Lottie, Chief
4 Sophia Dunkley Dunks
5 Basil D’Oliveira Dolly, Bas
6 Ted Dexter Lord Ted
7 Phillip DeFreitas Daffy
8 Graham Dilley Pica,Dill
9 Phil Edmonds Goat, Henry
10 Kate Cross Crossy
11 John Crawley Creepy
12 Mark Cosgrove Cossy,Baby-Boof
13 Alastair Cook Chef, Captain Cook
14 Andy Caddick Des, Shack, Wingnut
15 J. W. H. T. Douglas Johnny Won’t Hit Today
16 H. D. G. Leveson Gower Shrimp
17 Charles Marriott Father Marriott
18 Frederick Martin Nutty
19 Danni Wyatt Waggy
20 Lauren Winfield Loz
21 Jack White Farmer
22 Pelham Warner Plum
23 Derek Underwood Deadly
24 Frank Tyson Typhoon
25 Phil Tufnell Tuffers, The Cat
26 Fred Trueman Fiery
27 Marcus Trescothick Tresco, Banger
28 Brian Taylor Tonker
29 Andrew Strauss Lord Brocket, Straussy, Levi, Muppet, Johann, Mare Man
30 Alec Stewart The Gaffer
31 Anya Shrubsole Hoof
32 Derek Randall Arkle, Rags
33 Mark Ramprakash Ramps
34 Matt Prior The Cheese
35 Liam Plunkett Pudsy
36 Kevin Pietersen K. P., Kelvin, Kelv, Kapes
37 Monty Panesar The Mont-ster, Python, The Beard to be Feared, The Sikh of Tweak
38 Chris Old Chilly
39 Paul Nixon Badger, Nico
40 Phil Mustard Colonel
41 Sajid Mahmood Saj, King
42 David Lloyd Bumble
43 Alan Knott Knotty, Flea
44 Heather Knight Trev
45 Robert Key Keysy
46 Gilbert Jessop The Croucher
47 Douglas Jardine The Iron Duke
48 Nasser Hussain Nashwan
49 A. N. Hornby Monkey, The Boss
50 Matthew Hoggard Oggie
51 Jack Hobbs The Master
52 Steve Harmison Harmy, GBH (Grievous Bodily Harmison)
53 Haseeb Hameed Baby Boycott
54 Alex Hales Baz
55 Rebecca Grundy Grunners, Carol
56 W. G. Grace W. G. The Doctor, The Old Man
57 David Gower Stoat
58 Ashley Giles Gilo, Skinny, Splash, The King of Spain,Wheelie Bin
59 Mike Gatting Fat Gatt
60 Graeme Fowler Foxy
61 Andrew Flintoff Freddie
62 Steven Finn The Watford Wall
63 Jonathan Agnew Aggers, Spiro
64 James Anderson The Burnley Lara, The Burnley Express
65 Geoff Arnold Horse
66 Mike Atherton Athers,FEC, Cockroach, Dready, Iron Mike
67 Trevor Bailey The Boil, Barnacle
68 Jonny Bairstow YJB
69 Gareth Batty Boris, Nora
70 Ian Bell Belly, The Sherminator
71 Ian Botham Beefy, Guy the Gorilla
72 Geoffrey Boycott Fiery, Boycs, Thatch
73 Mike Brearley Brears, Scagg
74 Stuart Broad Westlife
75 Katherine Brunt Brunty, Nunny
76 Mark Butcher Butch

List of Nicknames of South African Cricketers

SL. No Player Nicknames
1 Herschelle Gibbs Scooter
2 André Nel Nella, Gunther
3 Mfuneko Ngam Chew
4 Shaun Pollock Polly
5 Peter Pollock Pooch, The Big Dog
6 Makhaya Ntini George, Mdingi Express
7 Chris Morris Tipo
8 Brian McMillan Big Mac
9 Marizanne Kapp Kappie
10 Allan Donald White Lightning
11 Monde Zondeki All Hands
12 Mignon du Preez Minx
13 A. B. de Villiers ABD, Mr. 360°
14 Eddie Barlow Bunter

List of Nicknames of New Zeland Cricketers

SL. No Player Nicknames
1 Craig McMillan Macca
2 Ross Taylor Rosco, Pallekelle Plunderer
3 Jeetan Patel Dave
4 John Morrison Mystery
5 Milford Page Curly
6 Iain O’Brien Ober
7 Brendon McCullum Bash Brother
8 Gavin Larsen The Postman
9 Chris Harris Lugs
10 Richard Hadlee Paddles
11 Peter Fulton Two-metre Peter
12 Martin Crowe Hogan

List of Nicknames of West Indies Cricketers

SL. No Player Nicknames
1 Dave Mohammed Tadpole
2 Clive Lloyd Super Cat
3 Brian Lara The Prince of Port of Spain
4 A. N. Hornby Monkey, The Boss
5 George Headley Black Bradman
6 Chris Gayle World Boss, Mr. T20, Universe Boss
7 Andre Fletcher The Spice Man
8 Joel Garner Big Bird
9 Roston Chase Youngross
10 Dwayne Bravo DJ

List of Nicknames of Sri Lankan Cricketers

SL. No Player Nicknames
1 Arjuna Ranatunga Captain Cool
2 Muttiah Muralitharan Murali
3 Angelo Mathews Angie, Superman, Jocka
4 Lasith Malinga Malinga The Slinga, The Yorker King
5 Farveez Maharoof Fara
6 Nuwan Kulasekara Kule[citation needed
7 Romesh Kaluwitharana Little Kalu, Little Dynamite
8 Sanath Jayasuriya Matara Mauler, Master Blaster, Sana
9 Asanka Gurusinha Gura
10 Aravinda de Silva Mad Max

List of Nicknames of Bangladeshi Cricketers

SL. No Player Nicknames
1 Mashrafe Mortaza Koushik
2 Khaled Mashud Pilot
3 Tamim Iqbal Dot Baba
4 Mohammad Ashraful Matin

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