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Cutest nicknames of Indian and Pakistan cricketers

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Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam is known all over the world for his cover drives and supreme batting skills. He could be the ‘King’ for his fans but Babar’s nickname for along is ‘Bobby’, which his teammates call him dearly.

Indian captain Rohit Sharma is called by different names. For broadcasters and fand, he is the ‘Hitman’. For Mumbai players, he is their own ‘shana’. But for his Indian and Mumbai Indians teammates, he is ‘Ro’. Even his wife Ritika Sajdeh has started calling Rohit Sharma as ‘Ro’.

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi is famously called ‘Lala’. This nickname has been used from his playing days to even today. Wherever Afridi goes, he is called by the same name by fans and media.

Jasprit Bumrah got his nickname ‘Boom’ from the fans. It was during IPL that fans started chanting ‘Boom Boom Bumrah’ and because there was a nice, little vibe to it, the name caught up. Now ‘Boom’ is quite popular in the Indian team and Mumbai Indians camp as well.

Virat ‘King’ Kohli is already a cricket icon. He has been synonymous with words like ‘King’ and ‘Giant’. But he is popularly known as Cheeku in the team. It was MS Dhoni who coined the term and since then the name has caught up.