Cheeku to Bobby, cutest nicknames of Indian and Pakistan cricketers like Virat Kohli and Babar Azam, check here - IN PICS

The excitement is already in the air for an India vs Pakistan contest at the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. That match will take place on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. There will pressure, nails being bit and what not but before tension rises, we bring you a light take on India and Pakisan cricketers. Take a look below to know some of the nicknames of the IND and PAK cricketers.  

Rohit 'Ro' Sharma

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Rohit 'Ro' Sharma

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'. (Image source: Twitter) 

Shahid Afridi or Lala

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Shahid Afridi or Lala

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. (Image source: Twitter) 

Jasprit Bumrah or Boom

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Jasprit Bumrah or Boom

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. (Image source: Twitter) 

Virat Kohli, also Chiku for teammates

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Virat Kohli, also Chiku for teammates

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. (Image source: Twitter) 

Babar Azam urf Bobby

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Babar Azam urf Bobby

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. (Image source: Twitter) 

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