5 IPL cricketers and their hilarious names in EA Cricket 07
It has been a decade since EA Cricket 07 was made available to cricket fans worldwide. The game was a superhit and remains relevant even now, with graphics and gameplay that were way ahead of its time in 2007.
To keep up to date with the latest developments in cricket, EA have consistently released patches for the game with updates that reflect squad changes. However, they have also come up with hilarious gaffes when it comes to naming players from teams who did not give the game an official license.
The teams which did not provide player naming licenses include India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the West Indies causing EA to take matters into their own hands. Read on to find out about five cricketers who play in the IPL and have hilarious nicknames in EA Cricket 07.
#1 D. Dhenier (MS Dhoni)
The former Indian skipper was in the process of becoming an integral part of the Indian setup when EA Cricket 07 was released in 2007. A dashing and fearless batsman and a captain with a keen instinct for the game, Dhoni or D. Dhenier as he was known in the game, also led the country to victory in the maiden T20 World Cup final against Pakistan.
While Dhoni has now retired from the Test format and given up the captaincy to Virat Kohli, he still commands a place in the limited-overs format and plays the finisher's role for India and IPL side Rising Pune Supergiant.
Other Indians with hilarious names include J. Krumble (Anil Kumble) and S. Gungly (Sourav Ganguly). While most of the Indian lineup in 2007 have retired now, some are still active and find a place on this list.
In spite of the gimmicky name, Dhenier remains a solid player in the game. His batting skills are well estimated with his attacking rating being 96. Dhoni has also been given special skills like, “Slogger” and “Demon Hooker”, showcasing his destructive attacking traits as a batsman. In addition to this, his wicket-keeping skills have also earned him an agility rating of 84.