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Nicknames of Indian players?

By Ravi - July 10, 2023 - Last updated on Jul 10, 2023 04:23 PM
Nicknames of Indian players?

Nicknames of Indian Cricketers

You must know the nicknames of some of the legendary players of Indian cricket. MS Dhoni is called by the name of Mahi, almost everyone knows this. However, what is the reason behind this, probably very few people have the answer. Today in this article, we will tell you the nickname of many star players of India and the reason behind it.

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Why are these players called by nicknames?

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

MS dhoni

Mahindra Singh Dhoni's nick name is Mahi and this is probably known to every fan who follows Indian cricket. However, very few people have the answer to how Dhoni got the name Mahi. Actually, Dhoni was called Mahiya in his childhood, which later changed to Mahi.

Virat Kohli


Virat Kohli's Nick name is Chiku. Actually, Kohli used to be very healthy in his childhood and he used to keep his hair short. Along with this, Kohli's ears were also very big. For this reason, a coach named Kohli after Champak's character Cheeku.

Ravindra Jadeja


Ravindra Jadeja is called by the nick name of Jaddu. Jadeja's nick name is linked to his sir name only. When Jadeja stepped into international cricket, he was given the nickname of Jaddu, which is still intact.

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan is known by the nickname of Gabbar. This nickname was given to Dhawan by fans and former cricketers. Actually, Dhawan's Gabbar Nick Name was due to his celebration and his looks.

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Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane is known by the nickname of Ajju. Rahane was called by this name by his parents in his childhood. Later his wife also started calling Rahane Ajju and this became the permanent nick name of the Indian batsman.

Rohit Sharma


Today you must know Rohit Sharma's nickname ie Hitman, which has been given to him because of his stormy batting. However, the current captain of the Indian team has another nickname, which he got from Yuvraj. Actually, Yuvi used to call Rohit as 'Shana' and this hitman's name is quite famous in the Indian dressing room.

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