How did RCB captain Virat Kohli got his nickname ‘Chiku’? Read interesting fact
RCB's captain Virat Kohli once revealed who gave him the nickname ‘Chiku’ and more
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli recently announced stepping down as Team India's T20i skipper post-2021 ICC World T20. The announcement shook his fans and cricket lovers. Later, yesterday, he again posted a video where he said that post this IPL 2021, he will also step down as RCB skipper after IPL 2021.
Virat Kohli's are shocked to learn these new updates. Virat is one of the loved cricketers in India his fans and friends call him 'Chiku'. And his nickname got famous.
However, once Virat Kohli revealed how his nickname got famous because of MS Dhoni. He went with Kevin Pietersen on an Instagram live show to have a one-on-one chat he talked about many things.
In that live interview, Virat Kohli talked about various topics and told the secrets behind his name 'Chiku'.
Virat Kohli said, “MS Dhoni has given his nickname, which is famous from behind the stumps. And people picked up the name from his stump’s mic."
Virat also said his first cricket coach named him 'Chiku', “I got this name from the coach that we had in the state team, during the Ranji trophy. I used to have big cheeks back then, and I got my hairs cut very short, and I have big ears,”.
Virat also added, “So, my cheeks and ears stood out, and we do have a comic in India called champak. There was a rabbit in that comic, and that character name as Chiku. So, the coach called me Chiku because I had big ears, and that is where the nickname came from”.