In India, you are not alive and a loved guy, if someone has not given you a nickname. It’s a common saying that everyone has three names here in India, ‘Ghar ka naam’, ‘School ka naam’ and ‘Nick name’.
While, ‘Ghar ka naam’ (pet name) is used by family members, ‘School ka naam’ is the primary name and ‘Nick Name’ is the name that your friends and other loved ones have given you.
There can be one and more than one depending on how your loved ones look at you.
Here is a list of our favourite Cricket stars and their nick names. Most importantly the reason behind the nicknames.
1. MS Dhoni (Mahi)
As a kid, his family members and close friends used to call him “Mahe” which is short of his name “Mahendra”. But as he started getting popular, fans especially girls started calling him “Mahi”.
2. Virat Kohli (Cheeku)
Virat Kohli may be one of the hottest and fittest Indian players right now, but he was quite chubby and had big flashy ears when he was a kid.
As reported, Virat got the nick name, “Cheeku” from one of his Delhi coaches who thought he looked like a “Cheeku” after getting a hair cut.
3. Rohit Sharma (Ro, Shaana, Hitman)
As I said above, a person can have more than 1 nicknames, Rohit has 3. He is fondly called Ro, Shaana & Hitman by his team members.
He is called Ro as a short name to Rohit, Hitman because of his shots and Shaana is a name given by Yuvraj Singh because he thinks Rohit is an intelligent guy.
4. Yuvraj Singh (Yuvi)
Yuvraj has been nick named Yuvi which is a short name.
5. Suresh Raina (Sonu)
Sonu is a common name for boys here in India and Suresh Raina is one of those whom people loved to call Sonu.
6. Shikhar Dhawan (Gabbar, Jatt)
Shikhar Dhawan got the name Gabbar during his Ranji trophy days as he used to speak the dialogues of Gabbar from Sholay to
boost his team morale. Jatt is another name people love to call him.
7. Ajinkya Rahane (Ajju & Jinx)
Ajinkya Rahane’s nick names have arrived from his original name. Shane Warne used to call him Jinx as an easy option to use while friends and family call him as Ajju.
8. Hardik Pandya (Rockstar & Hairy)
He has got both nicknames from his teammates for his style. He is called hairy because he keeps on changing his hair style and Rockstar has also become a common name for his style.
9. Ravichandran Aswhin (Ash)
This is a short name to his main name Ashwin.
10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Bhuvi)
Bhuvi is the short name of his full name Bhuvneshwar.