Don't You Wanna Know The Nicknames Of Indian Cricketers? Find Out Here

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| September 7 , 2017 , 19:25 IST

India has a special ritual of nicknaming the players we love, be it 'Viru' for Virender Sehwag, or 'Bhajji' for Harbhajan Singh, however, these are the nicknames of a few players, don't you wanna know names for the rest of the team?

How often do you call your friends by their real names? If you have a group of close friends who have known you long enough, not ever!

While the former captains of the national cricket team being the only ones with most prominent names 'Mahi' (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) and 'Dada' (Sourav Ganguly) the others seem to have more cheering and fully nicknames.

The only ones except the former captains enjoying well-known names are Sachin Tendulkar (master blaster), Virendra Sehwag (Viru) and Harbhajan Singh (Bhajji).

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While others like Virat Kohli (Chiku), Parthiv Patel (Bachcha), Shikhar Dhawan (Gabbar) and Rohit Sharma (Hit-man) are also little-known names, here is a list of other names you might have never heard of.

Did you know Navjot Singh Sidhu was called 'Sherry' and Ajit Agarkar is called 'Bombay Duck'.

If no, then you must have never heard, Jinx (Ajinkya Rahane), Babu (Javagal Srinath), Lambu Ji (Ishant Sharma), Muscles (Venkatpathi Raju), Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja), Bapu (Axar Patel), Harry (Hardik Pandya).

On another note, India has seen a stunning victory over host Sri-Lanka in the tournament including three test, five ODI and one 20-20. India whitewashed the rival team getting clean sweeps in all of the series.

The country is also looking to prepare the team for the next world cup depending on the upcoming matches. The team is also hoping the players would settle in before the world cup arrives.


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