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Delhi State coach Ajit Chaudhary was the one who gave Virat his nickname Cheeku. “Virat came to me one day, sporting a spiked look, which he had laboriously tended to with a lot of hair gel. When he asked me if I liked his new look, I told him he looked like the funny bunny from Champak’s (Hindi comic book) Cheeku series. The name stuck. The other day, I heard Dhoni calling him Cheeku on the stump mike. When I asked him, he simply said, “Aapka Cheeku ab Team India ka bhi Cheeku ban gaya hain (Your Cheeku is now Team India’s Cheeku too), and we both laughed.”

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