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Funny Names of Cricketers that will Make you Burst Out Laughing


Funny Names of Cricketers  that will Make you Burst Out Laughing 

Cricketers are often known for their on-field performances, bowling and the overall efforts they put in. But do you know these cricketers also loved and made fun of in a good way for their weird funny names? Ever questioned why some cricketers' names sound odd or funny?


Most Hillarious Cricket Players' Names of All Time

From domestic players to International cricketers, the world of cricket is full of intriguing names that make us laugh, or even sigh! So when you sit with your friends to have another conversation about the cricket players, don't forget to take these funny cricketers' names.

  1. Graham Onions

Onions? No, it's Graham Onions- an English player. He plays for England and it is stated that he stepped into his cricket career with England and Durham. He uses his right arm for fast-medium bowling while his right hand for a tail-end batsman. In 2009, he was a member of England's Ashes Squad and in 2010, he was considered as one of the five cricketers of the year 2009 by Wisden Cricketers Almanack. 

  1. MPumelelo Mbangwa

Another funny cricketer's name is Mpumelelo Mbangwa from an African country. Earlier he used to play cricket for Zimbabwe and is currently a cricket commentator for television after he left the international team after the Champions Trophy in 2002. Besides, not only is his original name funny but also his nickname- Pommie. 

  1. Shaukat Dukanwala

Dukanwala? This Hindi term in English refers to any shop/storekeeper. Wondering what a shopkeeper is doing in the sports industry? Wait, this is Shaukat Fakirbhai Dukanwala. Yes, his name is funny. He played cricket for the United Arab Emirates in five One-Day internationals, the World Cup in 1996.

  1. Sachin Baby

Imagine a baby playing the World Cup among tall players. Funny. Isn't it? This cricket player too has this funny name but ain't someone who crawls. Yes, Sachin Baby plays for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. He uses his left hand to bat, while with his right, he throws off break. 

  1. Andrew Dick

Another funny cricketer's name is Andrew Dick. He is a cricket player from Australia and plays for the Victoria team. During the 1853-1854 season, he played in one first-class game for the team. 

  1. Dipak Chudasama

Dipak Chudasama is another name in the list of funny cricketer names. Also known as Dipak Nanalal Chudasama, he is a cricketer as well as a qualified orthodontist. In the 1996 World Cup, he represented Kenya as well as in the 1990, 1994 and 1997 ICC Trophies. His top innings score was a stylish 122 against Bangladesh and played in 20 One-day International matches. 

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  1. Washington Sundar

Anyone can be easily confused if talking about the capital of the US or about beauty (Hindi language meaning beautiful in English). But wait, it is none of these. Here Washington Sundar is another funny cricketer name. He is an off-spinning all-rounder from India. He represented Sunrisers Hyderabad in India's cash-rich T20 league, IPL. Besides, he plays for Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket. He came into the limelight in a Test match in Brisbane against Australia in 2021 by showing a fighting spirit. 

  1. Travis Head 

Travis Head is an excellent Australian off-spinner as well as a very talented batsman. The Australian hitter averages over 40 runs per game in both Tests and ODIs, with five hundred in Tests and three in ODIs. Head, a 1993-year-old cricketer, rose to prominence after making his debut in the year 2016. His two other ODI hundreds came against Pakistan in Adelaide and Lahore. He scored 152 in 132 balls against England in an ODI. Besides, the batsman has five hundreds and 12 fifties in Test matches.

  1. Jordon Christopher Silk

Are you thinking the same? No, here Silk isn't a material noun or about the cloth people wear made of silk. Here Jordon Christopher Silk refers to another funny cricketer name. He is an Australian cricketer and has played 70 first-class games. He is also seen featuring for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League.

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  1. Joe Root 

Similar to how a plant's roots are crucial to its survival, the cricketer's root is the backbone of England's batting lineup. Root is also known as Joseph Edward Root and is renowned for his prodigious bat work in red ball cricket. As a member of the highly sought-after FabFour, he has scored 10,700 runs in Tests, including 28 hundreds. When it comes to his batting prowess in red-ball cricket, he is frequently compared to India's Virat Kohli, New Zealand's Kane Williamson as well as to Pakistan's Babar Azam.

  1. Phil Salt 

Wondering what role will the cooking salt play in the cricket industry? It's different here. Here it is about Phil Salt, a North Wales-born cricketer. He has played for England in ODIs and T20Is and is known for his aggressive and powerful white-ball batting. Overall, cricketer Salt is renowned for his combative style.

  1. Martin Suji 

Another funny cricketer's name is Martin Suji. He is a cricket player from Kenya and has represented his country in both One-Day Internationals and first-class matches. For over ten years, he has been playing for Kenya. He made his debut in 1990, 1996, 1999, and 2003 Cricket World Cups. He bowls with a natural swing and is renowned for maintaining a great line and length in the first few overs. Besides, he also took part in Kenya's 2003 Super Six victory over Zimbabwe in which he was given the match's man of the match award. 

  1. Napoleon Einstein 

Another funny name is Napoleon Einstein. He is a member of Chennai Super Kings in IPL and has also participated in India U19's World Winning Squad in 2008. He made his A-List debut for Tamil Nadu in a Ranji One-Day Trophy match as well as against Assam. 

  1. Chiku- Virat Kohli

Since his younger playing days, the popular Virat Kohli has been named Chiku. Wondering who must have given such a funny name to him? It's none other than MS Dhoni. Besides, Virat himself has revealed the story behind his nickname in live Instagram sessions. 

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