Virat Kohli Reveals The Secret Behind His Nickname ‘Cheeku’

We all are familiar with the coronavirus pandemic around the globe. The world is under lockdown and with sports events getting cancelled, cricketers are seen busy with fans through social media.

Going live is being trending in social media for cricketers these days.Recently in Instagram live  with former England star Kevin Pietersen, Virat reveals his secret behind his nickname ‘Cheeku’

“MS (Dhoni) has sort of made my nickname famous from behind the stumps. In the stumps’ mic, people pick up.” said Kohli in live as quoted by CricTracker.

Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni

“I got this nickname from a coach in the Ranji Trophy. I used to have big cheeks then. In 2007, I thought I was losing hair. I got my hair cropped and my cheeks and ears stood out. I got the name from a cartoon character. The rabbit in the comic book Champak.”he added according to the CricTracker.


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