A surname (funny) often reflects a family’s background and occupation. There are some names that tickle the ribs, though. In a lighter vein, there are a few cricketers whose last names are likely to make you laugh out loud.
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In this article, we list the top ten cricket players with the funniest names. It all started when a Reddit user discovered James Anderson’s mysterious nickname.
10. Graham Onions:
Graham Onions is an English player. He began his cricket career with Durham and England as a right-handed fast-medium bowler and right-handed batsman at the end of a team’s innings. He was on England’s Ashes Squad in 2009. In April 2010, Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack named him one of its five cricketers of the year for 2009.
9. Mpumelelo Mbangwa:
Another funny cricketer’s name comes from an African country. Mpumelelo Mbangwa used to play cricket for Zimbabwe and now works as a cricket commentator. He played for Zimbabwe in fifteen Tests and 29 One-Day Internationals. After the Champions Trophy in 2002, he was kicked off the international team and went to work as a cricket commentator for TV. He has stayed in that job ever since. He is also known by his nickname, “Pommie.”
8. Pikky ya France:
Pikky ya France Helao Nafidi Ya, France is a cricket player from Namibia. Picky is what people call him (Pikky in Afrikaans). Ya, France bats with his left hand and bowls slowly with his right arm. He was born in the Khomas Region city of Windhoek.
7. Assad Fudadin:
Assad Badyr Fudadin. Guyanese players play for the West Indies. He hits with his left hand but bowls medium-fast with his right arm. In 2012, he played his first Test match against England at Birmingham. He has played three Tests for West Indies so far. This is one of the funniest names for a cricket player in India and Pakistan.
6. Martin Suji:
Martin Armon Suji is a Kenyan cricketer who has played for the Kenyan national team in both first-class games and One-Day Internationals. Suji has been a part of the Kenyan team since 1990. He played in the 1996, 1999, and 2003 Cricket World Cups. His 4.45 Economy rate in 64 One-Day Internationals is very impressive, especially since he played for an Associated Country against the best teams in the world. He is a natural swing bowler who, in the first few overs, is able to keep a perfect line and length. Tony, another player, is his brother. In 2003, he helped Kenya beat Zimbabwe in a Super Six game and was named man of the match. Tony Suji, his brother, also plays for Kenya.
5. Napolein Einstein:
In 2008, Virat Kohli led the India U-19 team that won the World Cup in Malaysia. On that team was Napoleon Einstein. He played his first game of Ranji for Tamil Nadu. He is also a part of the IPL team Chennai Super Kings. In February 2007, Einstein played his first List A game for Tamil Nadu against Kerala in a Ranji One-Day Trophy game at Secunderabad. He batted first and got 92 runs. He and Murali Vijay put up 203 runs for the first wicket, which set up a 46-run win. A month later, he played in the same tournament against Assam, but this time he only made 1.
4. Shaukat Dukanwala:
Shaukat Fakirbhai Dukanwala used to play cricket for the United Arab Emirates. He played for United Arab Emirates in five One-Day Internationals. He played in the 1996 World Cup, too, and against Holland, he took 5 wickets.
3. Sachin Baby:
Sachin Baby plays cricket at home for the Kerala team. He plays for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. He bats with his left hand and throws off-breaks with his right.
2. Andrew Dick:
Andrew Dick was a cricket player from Australia who played for the Victoria team. Dick only played in one first-class game for the team. It was the fourth first-class game the team ever played, which was in the 1853–1854 season. In the first inning, he scored three runs, and in the second, he scored only one run.
1. Dipak Chudasama:
Dipak Nanalal Chudasama is a Kenyan batsman who was on the team that beat the West Indies by 73 runs in the 1996 World Cup. He probably has the funniest name in cricket. In addition to being a cricket player, Chudasama was also a fully qualified orthodontist. Chudasama’s first game was in 1980. He played for Kenya at the World Cup in 1996 and the ICC Trophies in 1990, 1994, and 1997. He played in a total of 20 One-Day Internationals. His best innings score was 122, which he scored against Bangladesh in Nairobi. At the time, it was the best opening partnership for Kenya. Chudasama has been to a number of places in Asia, Africa, and Holland.