While the country is going through a 21-days lockdown, Indian cricketers are trying to keep themselves engaged through social media. Indian skipper Virat Kohli also keeps giving the insights of his personal life to his fans in the lockdown. He has posted videos of funny and adorable moments with his wife in the past, his work-out videos in the past among others. This time, Indian skipper came live on Instagram with former English batsman Kevin Pietersen. The duo talked about a wide range of topics from India’s World Cup win to Virat’s low points in his career. On the lighter note, Virat Kohli also revealed the story behind his nickname ‘Cheeku.’
The Indian skipper revealed that it was his first-class cricket coach who gave him the name ‘Cheeku.’
I got this nickname from the coach that we had in the state team, in the Ranji trophy. I used to have big cheeks back then and I got my hairs cut very short and I have big ears.
So, my cheeks and ears stood out and we just to have a comic in India called champak. There was a rabbit in that comic and that character’s name was Chiku. So, the coach called me Chiku because I had big ears and that is where the nickname came from.
Virat Kohli also revealed during the Instagram live session that it was MS Dhoni who made his nickname famous.
MS (Dhoni) has sort of made my nickname famous from behind the stumps. In the stumps pic, people pick up.
The Indian captain was supposed to lead the RCB in the IPL 2020 edition. However, the BCCI has postponed the tournament till 15th April amid coronavirus outbreak.