The 4th edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) would be a greater challenge for Islamabad United as defending their title with a new set of players would not be easy, especially when other teams are comparatively stronger this time.
The franchise is quite active on social media as it posts multiple times in a day to keep itself connected to with the fans. In those posts, members of the team are often referred to with their secret nicknames which have been given to them by the team.
Team manager Rehan-ul-Haq has revealed that the use of nicknames is a way of creating effective bonds of friendship among players so that they could play freely without any pressure.
He also said that the excessive use of nicknames during training sessions prompted the management to use those names on the back of player jerseys and on social media to make Islamabad players stand out among fans.
Here are some of the nicknames:
Luke Ronchi #Shikari
Faheem Ashraf #Yoyo
Shadab Khan #Superstar
Rumman Raees #Prince
Samit Patel #Pehalwan