What Was The Pet-Name Of The Only Indian Cricketer To Be Knighted during His Career?

Former Indian cricketer Pusapati Vijay Anand Gajapathi Raju was the only cricketer to be knighted by King Edward VIII in the year 1936 and his pet name was “VIZZY”.

About Vizzy

Also known as Maharajkumar of Vizianagaram or Vizzy, Pusapati Vijay Ananda Gajapati Raju was born on 28 December 1905 in Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh. He was a Cricketer, and a politician His father Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapati Raju was the ruler of Vizianagaram and Vijji was his second son.

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