10 Star cricketers and their nicknames

Cricketers have been known by various nicknames by their teammates and fans.

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9. Glenn McGrath- Pigeon

Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

It is safe to say that McGrath is one of the greatest pacers to have ever played the game. Seldom would you find a bowler as good as him. McGrath was called “Pigeon” throughout his career.

It was McGrath’s New South Wales teammate Brad McNamara who originally came up with the name. It was after first catching a glimpse of the paceman’s renowned spindly legs and reportedly commenting, Steve Waugh in the Daily Telegraph: “You’ve stolen a pigeon’s legs, McGrath!”. That’s how his new nickname originated.

The legendary pacer was called pigeon for his thin legs. However, that didn’t stop him from wreaking havoc on the field. McGrath’s legacy as a cricketer is iconic, to say the least.

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