While being part of Ranji Trophy playing team at Mumbai, one evening, he returned to the hotel with his hair nicely cropped. He has spotted a fancy hair salon close by and given himself a new look. ‘How is it?’ he asked excitedly. ‘Not bad, you look like a Chikoo (Sapodilla),” joked the assistant coach standing there. The name struck. Chikoo. Virat didn’t mind it all.