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Mark Waugh was known as Afghanistan since he was often the forgotten Waugh; also he was known as Audi after he got 4 ducks in a row which were recorded in the scorebook as 0000.

Steve Waugh, on the other hand was known as Tugga or Drobe.

Dizzy (Jason) Gillespie (After the Jazz artist)

Allan Donald = White Lightning (Extremely fast bowler)

Glen McGrath = pigeon ??????????????

Don Bradman = The Don

Ritchie Benaud = Diamonds

Ricky Ponting = Punter

Shane Warne = Warney, Hollywood, The Sheikh of Tweak

The Brisbane Pig

Australian cricket lovers have often enjoyed taking the mickey out of the Poms. During an Ashes Test at the Gabba in 1982, someone smuggled a piglet on to the pitch with the names Botham and Eddie, a reference to Ian Botham and Eddie Hemmings, two of the more stocky members of the touring side, painted on its side.


English Cricketer's Nicknames

Marcus Trescothick = Banger (Loves eating sausages apparently)

Michael Vaughan = Vaughny!!!!! and Virgil (Thunderbirds)

Andrew Flintoff = Freddie (After Freddie Flintstone the cartoon character)

Derek Randall = Arkle (Reflects his speed when fielding)

Ashley Giles = King of Spain ( Ashley ordered several coffee mugs to be made to sell to raise money in his testimonial year. Apparently they were to have read ' The King of Spin' . They didn't and the rest is history as they say)

Robert Russell = Jack (Excellent wicketkeeper/ batsman for Gloucestershire and England. Also an excellent painter)

Phil Tufnell = The Cat (Phil liked taking naps)

W.G. Grace - the Doctor

Ian Botham = Beefy

Paul Collingwood = Nice Ginger

Kevin Pietersen = K.P.

Keith Fletcher = The Gnome of Essex

Derek Underwood - Deadly


True story from 1976: BBC announcer - ' Its over to Brian Johnson and the latest Cricket from the Oval' .

Brian Johnston : 'The bowler's Holding; the batsmen's Willey' .

(Peter Willey was England's number 6 and he did not last long.)

See more interesting cricket reports.

Indian Cricketer's Nicknames

Sachin Tendulkar = Little Master

Saurav Ganguly = Maharaj, Prince of Calcutta, Dada, Bengali Tiger

Harbhajan Singh =The Turbanator, Bhajji (by team-mates)

Anil Kumble = Jumbo

Rahul Dravid = The Wall (Difficult to bowl at or get out)

Pakistan Cricketer's Nicknames

Wasim Akram = Prince of Pakistan, Sultan of Swing

Inzamam ul Haq = Aloo (potato)

Saqlain Mushtaq = Saqi, Professor (wears glasses and outsmarts the batsman)

Shoaib Akhtar = Rawalpindi Express (Fastest bowler in the world born in Rawalpindi)

South African Cricketer's Nicknames

Lance Klusener = Zulu

Graeme Pollock - The Little Dog

Peter Pollock - The Big Dog

Shaun Pollock - Polly

Sri Lankan Cricketer's Nicknames

Muttiah Muralitharan - The Smiling Assassin, Murali

West Indian Cricketer's Nicknames

Joel Garner - Big Bird

Brian Lara - The Prince

Clive Lloyd - Super Cat

Whispering death Michael Holding

Cricket Commentators' Nicknames

Henry Blofeld - Blowers

Bill Frindall - The Bearded Wonder

Brian Johnston - Johnners

Christopher Martin-Jenkins - CMJ

Cricket Umpires' Nicknames

Harold Bird = Dickie Bird

Brent Bowden - Billy

Steve Bucknor - Slow Death

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