Virendra Sehwag’s hilarious nicknames for cricketers: Virat Kohli is ‘holder’, Steven Smith ‘Tubelight’

The hashtag #ViruGhareluAwards became so popular that it started trending in India.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: March 28, 2017 7:08:48 pm
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Former India cricketer and current social media sensation Virender Sehwag is at it again. And though his commentary has been sorely missed during the recently concluded Border–Gavaskar Trophy, which India won 2-1 to regain the trophy, the erstwhile India opener made his presence felt with a series of ‘award titles’ on Twitter that has us ROFL-ing.

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Just before India defeated Australia in the fourth and final Test match in Dharamsala, Sehwag came out with his list of ‘Viru Gharelu Awards’, marking the end of the home season. The titles were given out to cricketers from the Indian and Australian teams, and they’re nothing short of hilarious.


The hashtag #ViruGhareluAwards became so popular that it started trending in India, what with everyone having a good laugh over the nicknames Sehwag bestowed on everyone. Australian skipper Steve Smith got ‘Tubelight’, while Indian captain Virat Kohli was given the title of ‘Holder’. Other cricketers and their respective titles are: Peter Handscomb ‘Joon Kangi’, Ashwin-Rahane ‘Desert Cooler’, Kuldeep Yadav ‘Exhaust’, Wriddhiman Saha ‘Channi’, Cheteshwar Pujara ‘Inverter’, among others.

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Moreover, not only did the ace batsman give out titles, but also visualised a couple – just in case you had trouble with your imagination – adding some photos along with it.

The tweets instantly created a lot of buzz on social media, with people applauding Sehwag yet again for his wit and punny one-liners.


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