Former Indian captain and one of the most known cricket celebrities on the globe, Virat Kohli is a very successful and famous sportsperson in the world. Virat is famous for his aggressive style of playing but one thing which does not go with his personality is his nickname ‘Chiku’. So, in this article, we will tell you how Virat got his nickname and who gave this funny nickname to one of the most successful batsmen of our generation.
Virat Kohli is a great personality; we all know how engaging he is on and off the field. He loves to interact with the fans and he never disappoints them. Virat has a huge fan base across the world. He was captain of the Indian cricket team and he is one of the most successful players in cricket’s history.
Virat is a fan favourite and he carries a huge fan base. Fans also love him and they always find ways to connect with him. One such way is to give your star a nickname. Virat is called Chiku by his fans and friends. It sounds so cute on someone like Virat Kohli who has a very jolly and mischievous nature off the field.
Who gave Virat his nickname ?
A few years ago, on an Instagram live with Kevin Pietersen, Virat revealed how he got his nickname ‘Chiku’. He said it was MS Dhoni who used to call him by the name Chiku. Virat said it was supposed to be a private thing between him and MS but fans heard it from the stump mic and they liked it very much. They also started calling him by the name Chiku. MS Dhoni shares a very strong bond with Virat Kohli. Virat has said many times how MS has changed his life and what role he plays in his life. They are very connected to each other and we have seen that many times on and off the field.
It was not only MS Dhoni who gave Virat the nickname of Chiku. The first person who gave Virat a nickname was his childhood state team coach of Delhi. Virat revealed that he used to have his hair cut short in those days. His cheeks and ears were also big which made his coach think of a rabbit from a very famous comic book ‘Champak’ whose name was ‘Chiku’ in the stories.