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
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
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.)
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Sachin Tendulkar = Little Master
Saurav Ganguly = Maharaj, Prince of Calcutta, Dada, Bengali
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)
Lance Klusener = Zulu
Graeme Pollock - The Little Dog
Peter Pollock - The Big Dog
Shaun Pollock - Polly
Muttiah Muralitharan - The Smiling Assassin, Murali
Joel Garner - Big Bird
Brian Lara - The Prince
Clive Lloyd - Super Cat
Whispering death Michael Holding
Henry Blofeld - Blowers
Frindall - The Bearded Wonder
Brian Johnston - Johnners
Christopher Martin-Jenkins - CMJ
Harold Bird = Dickie Bird
Brent Bowden - Billy
Steve Bucknor - Slow Death
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