List of Nicknames of Cricketers

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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 Cricketers, India

SL. NoPlayerNicknames
1Ishant SharmaIshu
2Virat KohliCheeku, King Kohli
3Rohit SharmaHit-Man, Shana
4Ajinkya RahaneJinx
5Lokesh Rahul KL
6Ravindra JadejaJaddu, Rockstar, Sir Jadeja
7Shikhar Dhawan Gabbar
8Rahul DravidThe Wall
9Suryakumar YadavSKY
10Suresh RainaSonu
11Bhuvneshwar KumarBhuvi, The Swing Prince
12Shardul ThakurLord Shardul, Lord
13Washington SundarWashi
14Yuzvendra ChahalYuzi
15Ajit Agarkar Bombay Duck
16Kapil DevThe Haryana Hurricane
17M. S. DhoniThala, MSD, Mahi, Captain Cool
19Gautam GambhirGauti
20Hardik Pandya Hairy and Rockstar
21Robin Uthappa Robbie
22Murali VijayMonk
23Dinesh KarthikDK
24Zaheer KhanZak
25Anil KumbleApple, Jumbo
26V. V. S. LaxmanVery Very Special
27Amit MishraMishi
28Virender SehwagViru, Multan ka Sultan, Nawab of Najafgarh
29Harbhajan SinghBhajji, Turbanator
30Sachin TendulkarThe God of Cricket, Little Master, Bombay Bomber, Tendlya
31 Jasprit bumrah JB,Jassi
32 Virat KohliCheeku
33Yuvraj SinghYuvi
34Ravichandran Ashwin Ash
35Rishabh Pant Pant
36 Shubman Gill Shubhi
37Prithvi Shaw Missile
38Sreesanth Sree, Gopu
39Parthiv Patel Bachcha
40Umesh Yadav Vidarbha Hurricane and Babloo
41Ashish Nehra Popat
42Irfan Pathan Guddu Tattu
43Shreyas Iyer Iyer
44Sourav GangulyMaharaj, Prince of Calcutta, Dada, Bengal Tiger, God of Offside
45Manish Pandey Manish Pandey
46Rahul Dravid Jammy, The Wall
47 Mohammed Kaif Kaifu
48Cheteshwar Pujara Chintu
49 Javagal Srinath Babu
50Sunil Gavaskar Sunny, Little Master
51Mohinder Amarnath Jimmy
52 Gundappa Viswanath Vishy
53Sanjay ManjrekarSanj
54Navjot Singh Sidhu Sherry
55Ravi Shastri Shaz

List of Nicknames of Cricketers, Pakistan

SL. NoPlayerNicknames
1Shahid AfridiBoom Boom Afridi, Lala
2Mushtaq AhmedMushie, Jaadugar
3Saeed AjmalThe Magician, Saeed Bhai
4Shoaib AkhtarRawalpindi Express
5Wasim AkramSultan of Swing
6Nida DarLady Boom Boom
7Imran FarhatRomi
8Umar GulGuldozer
9Mohammad HafeezProfessor, Professor of Sargodha
10Inzamam-ul-HaqInzi
11Danish KaneriaNani-Danny
12Imran KhanThe Lion of Lahore
13Misbah-ul-HaqLone warrior, Tuk tuk, Man of Crisis
14Abdul RazzaqThe Razzler, Bang Bang Razzaq

List of Nicknames of Cricketers, Australia

SL. NoPlayerNicknames
1Steve SmithSmithy, Smudge,GOD
2Fred SpofforthThe Demon
3Mark TaylorTubby
4Jeff ThomsonThommo, Two-Up
5Max WalkerTangles
6Georgia WarehamWolfie
7Shane WarneThe Sheikh of Tweak,The King of Spin
8Mark WaughAfghan – the forgotten Waugh, Junior
9Steve WaughTugga
10Paul WilsonBlocker
11Bruce YardleyRoo
12Peter SiddleSid Vicious
13Megan SchuttSchutter/Shooter
14Terry AldermanThe Smiling Assassin, Clem
15Greg RitchieFat Cat
16Ellyse PerryPez
17Ricky PontingPunter
18Warwick ArmstrongBig Ship
19Michael BeerFrothy
20Richie BenaudDiamonds
21Travis BirtEdgar
22Allan BorderAB, Captain Grumpy
23Don BradmanThe Don
24Ian ChappellChappelli
25Dan ChristianDan the Man
26Michael ClarkePup, Clarkey
27Pat CumminsPatto,Cummo
28Ian DavisWizard
29Michael Di VenutoDiva
30Brett DoreyBehemoth
31Matthew ElliottHerb
32James FaulknerThe Finisher
33Adam GilchristGilly,Churchy
34Jason GillespieDizzy
35Brad HaddinBJ, Hadds
36Ryan HarrisRyano
37Chris Hartley Hannibal
38Chris HartleyHannibal
39Ian HarveyHarvs, The Freak
40Shane HarwoodStickers
41John HastingsThe Duke
42Nathan HauritzRitzy
43Matthew HaydenHaydos,Big Fish
44Rachael HaynesDes, Dessie
45Alyssa HealyMidge
46Ben HilfenhausHilfy
47Brad HodgeHodgey, Dodgeball
48James HopesCatfish
49Merv HughesFruitfly
50David HusseyHuss, Bomber, Junior Mr. Cricket
51Michael HusseyMr Cricket, Huss
52Bert IronmongerDainty
53Phil Jaques Pro
54Mitchell JohnsonMidge, Notch
55Jess JonassenJJ
56Ernie JonesJonah Mich
57ael KasprowiczKasper
58Simon KatichKat
59Usman KhawajaUzzie, Captain Grumpy
60Delissa KimminceDK
61Michael KlingerMaxy
62Justin LangerAlfie, JL
63Meg LanningMegastar, Serious Sally
64Bill LawryPhantom
65Geoff LawsonHenry
66Darren LehmannBoof
67Brett LeeBing, Binga, The Speedster
68Chris LynnLynnsanity,Bash Brother
69Nathan LyonG.O.A.T, Garry, Gazza
70Charles MacartneyGovernor-General
71Stuart MacGillMac, Magilla
72Ken Mackay Slasher
73Jimmy MaherMahbo
74Ashley MallettRowdy
75Mitchell MarshBison
76Geoff MarshSwampy
77Rod MarshIron Gloves, Bacchus
78Shaun MarshSOS
79Damien MartynMarto
80Lloyd MashBangers
81Glenn MaxwellBig Show, Maxi/Maxy
82Stan McCabe Napper
83Bryce McGainMcGoo
84Glenn McGrathPigeon, Millard
85Graham McKenzieGarth
86Colin MillerFunky
87Keith MillerNugget
88Beth MooneyMoons
89Monty NobleMary Ann
90Ashley NoffkeNoffers
91Marcus NorthSnork
92Kerry O’KeeffeSkull
93Bill O’ReillyTiger

List of Nicknames of Cricketers, England

SL. NoPlayerNicknames
1John EmbureyEmbers, Ernie, Knuckle
2K. S. DuleepsinhjiDuleep, Mr Smith
3Charlotte EdwardsLottie, Chief
4Sophia DunkleyDunks
5Basil D’OliveiraDolly, Bas
6Ted DexterLord Ted
7Phillip DeFreitasDaffy
8Graham DilleyPica,Dill
9Phil EdmondsGoat, Henry
10Kate CrossCrossy
11John CrawleyCreepy
12Mark CosgroveCossy,Baby-Boof
13Alastair CookChef, Captain Cook
14Andy CaddickDes, Shack, Wingnut
15J. W. H. T. DouglasJohnny Won’t Hit Today
16H. D. G. Leveson GowerShrimp
17Charles MarriottFather Marriott
18Frederick MartinNutty
19Danni WyattWaggy
20Lauren WinfieldLoz
21Jack WhiteFarmer
22Pelham WarnerPlum
23Derek UnderwoodDeadly
24Frank TysonTyphoon
25Phil TufnellTuffers, The Cat
26Fred TruemanFiery
27Marcus Trescothick Tresco, Banger
28Brian TaylorTonker
29Andrew StraussLord Brocket, Straussy, Levi, Muppet, Johann, Mare Man
30Alec StewartThe Gaffer
31Anya ShrubsoleHoof
32Derek RandallArkle, Rags
33Mark RamprakashRamps
34Matt PriorThe Cheese
35Liam PlunkettPudsy
36Kevin PietersenK. P., Kelvin, Kelv, Kapes
37Monty PanesarThe Mont-ster, Python, The Beard to be Feared, The Sikh of Tweak
38 Chris OldChilly
39Paul NixonBadger, Nico
40Phil MustardColonel
41Sajid MahmoodSaj, King
42David LloydBumble
43Alan KnottKnotty, Flea
44Heather KnightTrev
45Robert KeyKeysy
46Gilbert JessopThe Croucher
47Douglas JardineThe Iron Duke
48Nasser HussainNashwan
49A. N. HornbyMonkey, The Boss
50Matthew HoggardOggie
51Jack HobbsThe Master
52Steve HarmisonHarmy, GBH (Grievous Bodily Harmison)
53Haseeb HameedBaby Boycott
54Alex HalesBaz
55Rebecca GrundyGrunners, Carol
56W. G. GraceW. G. The Doctor, The Old Man
57David GowerStoat
58Ashley GilesGilo, Skinny, Splash, The King of Spain,Wheelie Bin
59Mike GattingFat Gatt
60Graeme FowlerFoxy
61Andrew FlintoffFreddie
62Steven FinnThe Watford Wall
63Jonathan AgnewAggers, Spiro
64James AndersonThe Burnley Lara, The Burnley Express
65Geoff ArnoldHorse
66Mike AthertonAthers,FEC, Cockroach, Dready, Iron Mike
67Trevor BaileyThe Boil, Barnacle
68Jonny BairstowYJB
69Gareth BattyBoris, Nora
70Ian BellBelly, The Sherminator
71Ian BothamBeefy, Guy the Gorilla
72Geoffrey BoycottFiery, Boycs, Thatch
73Mike BrearleyBrears, Scagg
74Stuart BroadWestlife
75Katherine BruntBrunty, Nunny
76Mark ButcherButch

List of Nicknames of Cricketers, South African

SL. NoPlayerNicknames
1Herschelle GibbsScooter
2André NelNella, Gunther
3Mfuneko NgamChew
4Shaun PollockPolly
5Peter PollockPooch, The Big Dog
6Makhaya NtiniGeorge, Mdingi Express
7Chris MorrisTipo
8Brian McMillanBig Mac
9Marizanne KappKappie
10Allan DonaldWhite Lightning
11Monde ZondekiAll Hands
12Mignon du PreezMinx
13A. B. de VilliersABD, Mr. 360°
14Eddie BarlowBunter

List of Nicknames of Cricketers New Zealand

SL. NoPlayerNicknames
1Craig McMillanMacca
2Ross TaylorRosco, Pallekelle Plunderer
3Jeetan PatelDave
4John MorrisonMystery
5Milford PageCurly
6Iain O’BrienOber
7Brendon McCullumBash Brother
8Gavin Larsen The Postman
9Chris HarrisLugs
10Richard Hadlee Paddles
11Peter FultonTwo-metre Peter
12Martin CroweHogan

List of Nicknames of Cricketers, West Indies

SL. NoPlayerNicknames
1Dave MohammedTadpole
2Clive LloydSuper Cat
3Brian LaraThe Prince of Port of Spain
4A. N. HornbyMonkey, The Boss
5George HeadleyBlack Bradman
6Chris GayleWorld Boss, Mr. T20, Universe Boss
7Andre FletcherThe Spice Man
8Joel GarnerBig Bird
9Roston ChaseYoungross
10Dwayne BravoDJ

List of Nicknames of Cricketers, Sri Lanka

SL. NoPlayerNicknames
1Arjuna RanatungaCaptain Cool
2Muttiah MuralitharanMurali
3Angelo MathewsAngie, Superman, Jocka
4Lasith MalingaMalinga The Slinga, The Yorker King
5Farveez MaharoofFara
6Nuwan KulasekaraKule[citation needed
7Romesh KaluwitharanaLittle Kalu, Little Dynamite
8Sanath JayasuriyaMatara Mauler, Master Blaster, Sana
9Asanka GurusinhaGura
10Aravinda de SilvaMad Max

List of Nicknames of Cricketers, Bangladesh

SL. NoPlayerNicknames
1Mashrafe MortazaKoushik
2Khaled MashudPilot
3Tamim IqbalDot Baba
4Mohammad AshrafulMatin
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