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
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
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
Frindall - The Bearded Wonder
Brian Johnston - Johnners
Christopher Martin-Jenkins - CMJ
Harold Bird = Dickie Bird
Brent Bowden - Billy
Steve Bucknor - Slow Death