Nicknames of Famous Indian Cricket Players

WRITTEN BY Akhil Singhal

MS Dhoni

Dhoni is the most successful captains of India who has won the title of T20 World Cup and ODI World Cup to India, Dhoni is also known as Thala, Mahi and Captain Cool.


Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar, who has scored the most runs, centuries and records in world cricket, also has many other names, in which Master Blaster, Tendlya, Paaji are the most famous nicknames.


Parthiv Patel

Parthiv Patel is also known as Bachcha, he is called Bachcha because he made his test debut against England in 2002 at the age of 17 and he also looked very innocent with short height.


Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan's nickname is Gabbar, Dhawan had told in an interview that he was named by Vijay Dahiya during a Ranji match.


Kapil Dev

Former captain Kapil Dev, who won India's first World Cup in the year 1983, is known by the nickname of Haryana Hurricane.


Virendra Sehwag

World cricket's most explosive batsman Virender Sehwag is known by the nickname Nawab of Najafgarh, Viru, a name given to him for the number of runs and triple century in the series against Pakistan.


Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid was named 'The Wall' by Neema Namchu and Nitin Berry, who worked in an ad agency for their strong technique and long stay on the wicket.


Sourav Ganguly

Former captain Sourav Ganguly, who gave the direction, speed to the Indian team, Being from West Bengal, he was called and known by these nicknames Maharaj, Prince of Calcutta, Dada, Bengal Tiger


Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma, also known as Hitman, has scored the most number of sixes for India and has scored three double centuries in ODIs