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) Glen McGrath = pigeon ?????????????? Don Bradman = The Don Ritchie Benaud = Diamonds Ricky Ponting = Punter Shane Warne = Warney, Hollywood, The Sheikh of Tweak
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) Chris Old was known as Chilli (C Old) Graham Dilley was known as Picca Graham Gooch of course was Zap (Emilio Zapata moustache) 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
An update on Cricketer's Nicknames - Aussie Twenty20 team
The Aussie Twenty20 team took to the field against England in January 2007 with their
nicknames on the back of their shirts. Thus we learn:
Adam Gilchrist - Church. Because the last syllable of his surname is "Christ"
Matthew Hayden - Haydos. Not the most imaginative choice
- Punter. He likes a bet, especially on the horses and the dogs
Mike Hussey - Huss. His name would be his nickname if his nickname was his name. Get it?
Andrew Symonds - Roy. His dad's choice, after Roy
of the Rovers.
Michael Clarke - Clarkey. Yet another unimaginative one
Cameron White - Bear. Apparently because he is believed to resemble the Bundaberg Rum Bear, a polar bear used to advertise an
Brad Hogg - George. Brad is his middle name - George is his first
Nathan Bracken - Andy G. He looks like Andrew Gunsberg, host of reality show Australian Idol
Ben Hilfenhaus - Hilfy.
It's easier to say than Hilfenhaus
Shane Harwood - Stickers. Because of his liking for tattoos.
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.) History repeats I really cannot read what Harbhajan is doing between his balls.
(Radio 4 Commentator Henry Blofeld, on the pre-delivery wrist exercises
of Indian off-spin bowler Habhajan Singh.) See another interesting cricket report.
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
Allan Donald = White Lightning (Extremely fast bowler) 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