Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Cricketing Nicknames

In the times of Coronavirus stopped play, all cricket buffs can do is reminisce about the past or make your own versions of dream teams or play fun activities like following on the different social media channels! 

Got this one on one of the WhatsApp groups.

Identify cricketers by nicknames / tags: (Answers also added)

1. Lil master - Hanif Mohammed/ Sunil Gavaskar/ Sachin Tendulkar
2. Prince of Trinidad - Brian Lara
3. Mr 360 - AB de Villiers
4. Mr Cricket - Mike Hussey
5. Don - Sir Donald Bradman
6. The Wall - Rahul Dravid
7. Captain cool - MS Dhoni
8. The Postman - Gavin Larsen
9. Universal Boss - Chris Gayle
10. King of reverse swing - Wasim Akram/ Waqar Younis
11. Pup - Michael Clarke
12. Punter - Ricky Ponting
13. Rawalpindi express - Shoaib Akhtar
14. God of offside - Sourav Ganguly
15. The Madmax - Aravinda de Silva
16. Jumbo - Anil Kumble
17. Pigeon - Glenn McGrath
18. Haryana Hurricane - Kapil Dev
19. Zulu - Lance Klusener
20. Master Blaster - Viv Richards/ Sachin Tendulkar

While others were straightforward #1, 10 & 20 had more than one claimant to the moniker. So have added multiple options to each of them!

#8 is my favourite. The Postman because he always delivered. From the lovely era of 90s New Zealand "attack" - Dibbly, Dobbly, Wibbly, Wobbly!

Let's hope play resumes soon. After all resumption of sporting action will be a sign that the world is healthy again.

Meanwhile everyone take care, stay home and stay safe!