Greatest Nicknames in Sport


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Ashley Giles - the King of Spain

Ian Bell - The Sherminator

Peter Fulton - Two Metre Peter (he was 6'7)

Michael Holding - Whispering Death (it just sounds good)

Outside of cricket, I also like how Allen Iverson was nicknamed 'the Answer' in the early part of his career, but ended up being referred to as 'the Question', having failed to deliver an NBA title.


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Boro related, always thought Paul Kerr's Nookie was a good un.

Couple of cricket ones, Gary/Gaz for Nathan Lyon and Bumble for David Lloyd