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.
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 '
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
. (Peter Willey was England's number 6 and he did not last long.)
See more interesting cricket reports.
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)
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
Lance Klusener = Zulu Graeme Pollock - The Little Dog Peter Pollock - The Big Dog Shaun Pollock - Polly
Sri Lankan Cricketer's
Muttiah Muralitharan - The Smiling Assassin, Murali
West Indian Cricketer's
Joel Garner - Big Bird Brian Lara - The Prince Clive Lloyd - Super Cat Whispering death Michael Holding
Henry Blofeld - Blowers Bill
Frindall - The Bearded Wonder Brian Johnston - Johnners Christopher Martin-Jenkins - CMJ
Harold Bird = Dickie Bird Brent Bowden - Billy Steve Bucknor - Slow Death