Virat Kohli has revealed how he got the nickname ‘Cheeku’ and how MS Dhoni made it famous from behind the stumps.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is lovingly referred to as ‘Cheeku’ by his teammates and currently additionally by plenty of his fans. throughout the Instagram LIVE session with former England jock Kevin Pietersen, he has unconcealed that he got this nickname from his Ranji Trophy coach throughout his youth and it’s involving a cartoon character.
“I got this nickname from the coach that we have a tendency to had within the state team, within the Ranji trophy. I accustomed have huge cheeks earlier and that i got my hairs cut terribly short and that i have big ears. So, my cheeks and ears stood out,” he same.
“We accustomed have a comic book in Bharat referred to as champak. There was a rabbit therein comic which character’s name was Cheeku. So, the coach referred to as Pine Tree State Cheeku as a result of I had huge ears which is wherever the nickname came from,” Kohli same throughout his Instagram LIVE session.
During the first days of the Delhi-boy in his international career, this nickname was solely acknowledged to his teammates. However, we all know however MS Dhoni encompasses a habit of rebuke his bowlers and fielders whereas keeping wickets and through one in every of those mentions of ‘Cheeku’ to Kohli, individuals picked it up.
The 31-year-old revealed, “MS (Dhoni) has sort of made my nickname famous from behind the stumps. In the stumps mic, people pick up.”