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Rohit Sharma is a right-handed opening batsman and bowls right-arm off break occasionally. Rohit is widely popular for his aggressive style of batting where he likes to take the charge to the bowler. He is the only batsman in the world to hit three double centuries in ODI cricket. He also holds the record for most number of runs scored by a batsman in a single innings of ODI cricket (264 vs Sri Lanka). Because of his aggressive batting style, Rohit has been nicknamed ‘Hitman’.
Let’s take a look at his Biography.
Rohit Sharma: Biography
|Birth Name||Rohit Gurunath Sharma|
|Nick Name||Hitman, Ro, Shaana|
|Age (as in 2022)||35 Years|
|Debut (International)||ODI- 23 June 2007 against Ireland at Belfast|
Test- 6 November 2013 against West Indies at Kolkata
T20 – 19 September 2007 against England at Durban
|Jersey Number||#45 (India)|
|Domestic/State Team||Mumbai, Mumbai Indians|
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Taurus|
|Birth Place||Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India|
|Date of Birth||30 April 1987|
|Residence||A 4-BHK apartment in Ahuja Towers, Worli, Mumbai|
|Home Town||Nagpur, Maharashtra, India|
|Hobbies||Traveling, Watching Movies, Playing Table Tennis & Video Games|
|Mother’s Name||Purnima Sharma|
|Father’s Name||Gurunath Sharma|
|Brother||Vishal Sharma (Younger)|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Sofia Hayat (Actress)|
Ritika Sajdeh (Sports Manager)
|Marriage Date||13 December 2015|
|Children||Samaira (born in 2018)|
|School||Swami Vivekanand International School and Junior College, Mumbai|
Our Lady of Vailankanni High School, Mumbai
|Educational Qualification||12th standard|
|Brands Endorsed||CEAT, Relispray, Rasna, Dream 11, Aristocrat, Highlander, and AMFI, Hublot, Adidas, Sharp, Sports Kingdom, Proatar, Trusox, and New Era|
|Career Manager||Ritika Sajdeh|
|Height (Approx.)||In centimeters- 170 cm|
In meters- 1.7 m
In Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
|Weight (Approx.)||In Kilograms- 72 kg|
In Pounds- 159 lbs
|Race / Ethnicity||Ritika Sajdeh|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||10 Inches|
|Cars Collection||BMW M5 Series|
|Likes to Play against||Pakistan, Australia|
|Favourite Shot||Pull shot|
|Favourite Batting Drill||Straight down the ground|
|Favourite Cricketers||Batsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag|
Bowler : Harbhajan Singh
|Favourite Food||Aloo Parantha, Chinese cuisine, Eggs|
|Favourite Actors||Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan|
|Favourite Directors||David Dhawan, Priyadarshan, Imtiaz Ali, James Cameron|
|Favourite Songs||Tere Liye Hum Hai Jiye from the film Veer-Zaara (2004), Started From The Bottom by Drake|
|Favourite Actresses||Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone, Megan Fox, Blake Lively|
|Favourite Films||Bollywood: Veer-Zara, Hera Pheri, Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander, Border|
Hollywood: The Avengers, Iron Man, The Dark Night Rises
|Favourite Car||Aston Martin|
|Favourite Destination||New York|
|Favourite Hotel||Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius|
|Controversies||In the 2015 World Cup quarter-final match between India and Bangladesh, when Rubel Hossain took the wicket of Rohit Sharma, Pakistan’s umpire Aleem Dar adjudged Rubel’s full-toss as waist-high ‘no-ball’. However, TV replays showed that it was a real touch-and-go situation that could have gone either way. The very next day ICC president Mustafa Kamal who criticized “poor umpiring.” ICC, however, claimed that it was a 50-50 call, and umpire’s decision must be respected.|
Rohit Sharma: Childhood & Early Life
- Rohit Gurunath Sharma was born on April 30, 1987 in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra, to Gurunath Sharma, the caretaker of a storehouse for a transport firm, and Purnima Sharma. As his father’s earnings were insufficient to raise him and his younger brother Vishal, he grew up with his grandparents and uncles in the western Mumbai suburb of Borivli and visited his parents every weekend.
- At the age of eight, he became interested in cricket and managed to convince his uncle to give him Rs.200 to attend a coaching camp led by Dinesh Lad. Seeing his potential, Lad, who also coached at Swami Vivekanand International School which had better cricketing facilities, told him to switch to that school.
- Upon learning that his uncle could not afford to pay for his fees there, Lad arranged for a four-year sports scholarship for the talented boy and encouraged the off-spin bowler to open as a batsman. He subsequently scored a century on his debut as an opener during the Harris and Giles Shield school cricket tournaments.
Rohit Sharma Wife
- Rohit Sharma is married to Ritika Sajdeh. She was born on 21 December 1987 to Bobby Sajdeh and Tina Sajdeh.
- Her brother Kunal Sajdeh works as a manager at IMG Reliance.
- After completing her education, Ritika joined her cousin’s company- Cornerstone Sport and Entertainment as a sports manager.
- Ritika met Rohit Sharma at a Reebok shoot in 2008. Her ‘Rakhi Brother’ Yuvraj Singh, had introduced them to each other.
- Sharma and Ritika started to date in 2009 after being friends for a while.
- They dated for six years before Rohit proposed to her at the Borivali Sports Club where he began his career.
- Rohit Sharma married Ritika on 13 December 2015 at a five-star hotel in suburban Bandra. Their wedding was blessed with visits from a number of cricket and Bollywood stars.
- After their marriage, Ritika manages her husband’s sports tours while also accompanying him at various matches.
- After 3 years in wedlock, the couple gave birth to a baby girl on 30 December 2018 and named her Samaira.
- Both Samaira and Ritika Sajdeh are seen encouraging Rohit from the stands in various matches for both India and Mumbai Indians.
Rohit Sharma Journey To Cricket
- In the initial days of his career, Rohit was coach by Dinesh Lad at the Swami Vivekanand International School, Mumbai. He taught Rohit without any coaching fee.
- It’s quite surprising that before becoming an opener batsman, Rohit was an off-spinner bowler.
- But coach Dinesh Lad noticed his batting ability and promoted him to open the innings. Rohit performed well in the Harris and Giles Shield school cricket tournaments and scored a century on debut as an opener.
- After a long time, he had bowled 2 overs of off Spin in the 1st test against England in 2021.
Rohit Sharma: Career
In March 2005, Rohit made his List A debut for West Zone against Central Zone in Deodhar Trophy. In the same tournament, Sharma scored an unbeaten inning of 142 in 123 balls against North Zone at Udaipur. This gave Sharma an opportunity to represent India A at Abu Dhabi against Australia. Sharma was also named in the 30 man list for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy tournament but failed to make the squad.
Sharma made his India A debut against New Zealand A in a first-class match at Darwin in July 2006. Months later, Rohit made his Ranji Trophy debut for his Mumbai in the 2006–07 season and was a part of the victorious Mumbai team. Sharma has been a part of Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy team for his entire domestic career. Rohit was appointed team captain ahead of Mumbai for the 2013–14 season after the retirement of Ajith Agarkar.
Sharma has had one of the most successful and illustrious IPL careers ever. Sharma debuted in the IPL in 2008. He was signed by the Deccan Chargers franchise, based in Hyderabad. His contract got him a whopping $750,000 a year. Although he was selected as a batsman, he proved his worth as a bowler too as he took a hat-trick against Mumbai Indians. He dismissed Abhisekh Nayar, Harbajan Singh and JP Duminy to bag his first ever hattrick.
In the next IPL auctions, Sharma was bought by Mumbai Indians for a sum of $2 million. He has been with the Mumbai Franchise ever since. Sharma has personally scored over 4,000 and is the third-highest run-scorer after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.
Rohit made his international debut for India at a one-day match against Ireland in Belfast on 23 June 2007. He used to bat at number seven and didn’t get a chance to bat in India’s nine-wicket victory. After which Sharma was occasionally dropped from the team but finally made it back every single time. Sharma had a disastrous 2012 when he scored only 168 runs in the whole calendar year.
Sharma started opening the Indian innings with Shikhar Dhawan in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, and the gamble turned out to be a huge success. Rohit Sharma’s opening partnership with Shikhar Dhawan is the second most successful opening partnership for India after Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar. Rohit also plays well in partnership with the no.3 batsman Virat Kohli.
Kohli-Rohit pair has an average of over 65 in ODIs. On 13 November 2014, Sharma registered the highest individual score in a single inning. He scored a mammoth 264 from 173 deliveries against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Sharma was the recipient of the Golden Bat award for scoring the most number of runs in ICC World Cup 2019.
Rohit was never considered to be a Test cricketer. Rohit made his Test Debut in November 2013. It was the same series when Sachin Tendulkar retired. Sharma made his Test debut at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. He scored 177 on his debut match. It was the second-best score on debut by an Indian just Shikhar Dhawan’s score of 187. He scored another century in the very next match.
Sharma was however dropped from the Test team due to inconsistency in performance. Sharma however was selected for the 2018–19 tour of Australia. He became a part of the first-ever Indian team to win a test series against Australia in Australian soil.
T20 International Career
Sharma debuted for India in T20 internationals during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and was a part of the World Cup-winning Indian national team. By scoring 106 against India on 2 October 2015 Sharma became the second cricketer to have scored a century in all three formats on the international stage. On 8 July 2018, Sharma became the second Indian batsman after Virat Kohli, and fifth worldwide to score 2,000 runs in Twenty20 internationals.
Rohit was named the vice-captain of India in limited-overs cricket as soon as Virat Kohli assumed the role of the captain on Dhoni’s captaincy abdication. Sharma was named the captain of the Indian team in December 2017 when India’s captain Virat Kohli was rested for the series against team Sri Lanka. The team won the series 2–1. Rohit has also led India to victory in the Nidahas Trophy.
Sharma was made the captain of Mumbai Indians in 2013 and won his team the IPL title in the very first match. As of 2019, Sharma has 4 IPL titles under his belt having won the tournament in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019. He also led the Mumbai Indians to win the Champions League Twenty20 competition in 2013.
Rohit Sharma – Along the years
|2006||19||First Class Debut for India A|
|2006||19||Ranji Trophy Debut for Mumbai|
|2008||21||IPL Debut : Deccan Chargers|
|2010||23||IPL Debut : Mumbai Indians|
|2013||26||Became Captain of Mumbai Indians|
|2013||26||Captained Mumbai Indians to first IPL victory|
|2013||26||International Test Debut|
|2013||26||Scored First Career ODI Double Century (209 vs Aus)|
|2014||27||Scored Second Career ODI Double Century (264 vs SL)|
|2014||27||Became highest individual scorer in a single innings in ODI cricket (264 vs SL)|
|2015||27||ODI World Cup Debut|
|2015||28||Captained Mumbai Indians to second IPL victory|
|2017||30||Captained Mumbai Indians to third IPL victory|
|2017||30||Scored Third Career ODI Double Century (208* vs SL)|
|2019||32||Captained Mumbai Indians to fourth IPL victory|
|2019||32||Became the third Indian batsman to win the ICC Golden Bat award at ICC ODI World Cup 2019|
Rohit Sharma Double Centuries
- Rohit Sharma has 4 double centuries. He is the first and only player to have 3 double centuries in ODI’s.
- He has a double century in test cricket as well, which he achieved against South Africa in 2019.
- His first double hundred came against Australia in Bengaluru on 2 November 2013.
- The following year, Sharma scored 264 runs against Sri Lanka in Kolkata on 13 November 2014. By doing so, Shama became the highest individual score in ODI.
- His third double hundred came against Sri Lanka at Mohali on 13 December 2017. He scored 208* and became the first player with three double centuries.
Rohit Sharma Awards
- CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year (2016)
- Arjuna Award (2015)
- Dilip Sardesai Award for Best Indian cricketer of the Year (2012-13)
- BCCI Special Award for scoring a world record ODI score of 264 (2014)
- ICC ODI Team of the Year: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
- Rohit Sharma won the Sportsman of the year award from Indian Sports Honours. (Year – 2019)
- Rohit Sharma was awarded the highest sports honor of the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2020.
- Awarded the Golden Bat award for scoring the most number of runs in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Rohit Sharma Records
- Sharma holds the highest individual score of 264 in the ODIs.
- Rohit Sharma has scored 28 centuries in ODIs. Only two Indians ahead of him are Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli.
- He is the only batsmen to score 5 centuries in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
- Rohit holds the unique record of scoring a century with a six in all three formats.
- Sharma has hit the highest number of fours (33) in an ODI match.
- He has broken the record of most runs from fours and sixes in an ODI. He has scored 186 runs via boundaries. Earlier this record was held by Shane Watson.
- Rohit holds the second-highest number of sixes in an ODI- 16.
- Sharma is the only player to score 8 150 plus scores in ODI.
- He is the second-fastest opener in the world as well as the fastest Indian opener to reach 4,000 ODI runs. He took 83 innings.
- Rohit Sharma is the second-fastest opener in the world as well as the fastest Indian opener to reach 5000 ODI runs. He took 102 innings.
- Rohit is the 2nd player to hit 3 consecutive centuries in a World Cup.
- He, along with Sachin holds the records for most centuries in the World Cup- 6.
- Sharma is the joint highest T20I run-scorer- 8944.
- Rohit is the only player to have scored 4 T20I centuries.
- Sharma has hit the most sixes in T20’s- 120.
- He is the 2nd Indian after Suresh Raina to have scored at least a century in all 3 international formats.
- Rohit Sharma is the only Indian to score a T20I century as a captain.
- He also holds the record for having the most number of half-centuries among openers in T20- 19.
- Rohit scored 2442 runs in International cricket in 2019. He went past Sanath Jayasuriya’s 2387 runs for Sri Lanka in 1997.
- He is the second player overall and first Indian to feature in 100 T20 internationals.
- Third Indian to score Two consecutive centuries in his first two test matches.
Rohit Sharma: Net Worth
|Net Worth (2022)||$24 Million|
|Net Worth In Indian Rupees||180 Crore INR|
|Monthly Income And Salary||1.2 Crore +|
|Yearly Income||16 Crore +|
- Sharma converses in four languages- English, Hindi, Marathi, and Telugu.
- He used to bunk school days and go to meet his idol-Virender Sehwag.
- Rohit received a sports scholarship in the school for his cricketing abilities.
- Rohit Sharma is a vegetarian. However, he is very fond of eating eggs. With respect to his tradition, Sharma ensures he consumes eggs only outside the home.
- One time in Australia, Sharma went shopping and ended up purchasing 4 jeans and 10 to 15 T-shirts for Rs 1.5 lakhs.
- Rohit Sharma had supported for People for Ethical Treatment of Animals’ (PETA) campaign against circuses in 2014.
- Rohit Sharma is a self-confessed football fan. He follows football giants Real Madrid CF.
- In 2019, Spanish League- La Liga named Rohit as the brand ambassador of the league in India.
Rohit Sharma: Social Media Handle
- Rohit sharma huge six 😱 #shorts #cricket
- IPL 2022 – Rohit Sharma Ban Confirmed ? , RCB
- Rohit Sharma On Marrying ‘Yuvi’s Sister’ Ritika, Mumbai Indians & Humiliations
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Virat Kohli has better records in test matches than Rohit Sharma. Kohli has scored 7 double centuries while Rohit could manage to score just one double century in test matches. In terms of T20I matches also Virat Kohli is in a better position because Virat has played just 77, T20I matches, and scored 2689 runs. While Rohit Sharma has played 114 T20I matches to score 2633 runs in this format.
Tendulkar hit nine centuries and six half-centuries in 32 innings [all in ODIs], while Rohit’s 10th came in his 46th innings [including Tests, ODIs, and T20Is] this year.
Rohit Sharma is a vegetarian. However, he is very fond of eating eggs. With respect to his tradition, Sharma ensures he consumes eggs only outside the home.
Rohit Sharma is undoubtedly the better captain between them. Forget international, if you want a comparison, be fair to both, i.e, the IPL. Rohit hasn’t got the opportunity to captain India on many occasions like Kohli, still, he has a better captaincy record. Rohit’s IPL record as a captain is even better than Dhoni’s.
The best thing about Rohit Sharma is his stroke play and one of the cleanest hitters on the ball. He rarely mistimes a shot. He can play any kind of shot in the textbook cricket and he is a widely respected player. In the last few years, he has shown glimpses of being a leader who led Mumbai Indians to IPL champions which provides competition for the captaincy post along with Virat Kohli.