Rohit Sharma Biography – Rohit Sharma, The Hitman, is the most ferocious opening batsman for the Indian team across all three formats. A phenomenal talent emerged from the Mumbai suburbs, Sharma has all the cricketing shots in his armory. His versatile gameplay and colossal hitting abilities make him the favorite sportsperson across the nation.
Rohit Sharma plays for the Mumbai Cricket Team in domestic cricket and the Mumbai Indians franchise at the Indian Premier League. Rohit Sharma made his One-day international debut against Ireland on 23rd June 2007. He subsequently made his T-20 debut against England at the inaugural T-20 World Cup in South Africa. His Test debut came against West Indies in 2013.
Rohit Sharma Cricketing Career & Personal Life
Rohit Sharma was born to Gurunath Sharma and Purnima Sharma on 30th April 1987 at Bansod town in Nagpur district of Maharashtra. Sharma’s father was a caretaker of a logistics firm’s warehouse and he couldn’t afford to raise a child which in turn led Rohit to live with his grandparents and uncles in Borivali, Mumbai.
Rohit’s uncle witnessed his skilled cricketing abilities and raised some finances for him as he joined a cricket club at the age of 12 in 1999. Rohit’s coach Dinesh Lad urged him to join the Swami Vivekanand School where he was a coach and had a developed cricketing infrastructure. Lad arranged scholarships for Rohit and this helped him to advance in his career.
Age: 34 Years
Weight: 70 kgs
Alma Mater: Swami Vivekanand International School, Mumbai
Coach: Dinesh Lad
Rohit Sharma Early Days
Rohit started his career as a Right-Arm Off Break bowler who batted at the lower middle-order. His coach observed his elegant batting skills as he promoted him from the 8th position to open for his team. Rohit performed brilliantly with the bat and his consistency at the club matches helped him to advance into the upper league.
Rohit Sharma subsequently got selected in Mumbai’s team for the U-16 team for Vijay Merchant Trophy and U-19 Team for Cooch Behar Trophy. His impressive performance led to his inclusion in Mumbai’s senior team.
Rohit Sharma Domestic Career
Rohit Sharma made his List A debut for the West Zone against Central Zone at the Deodhar Trophy. He came in to bat at 8 and scored precious 31 runs to help his team to win. In the following match against North Zone, Sharma soared high on confidence as he scored an unbeaten knock of 142 runs which grabbed the eye of the selectors.
Based on his impressive performance in the domestic season, Rohit was selected in India’s A team to tour Abu Dhabi and Australia. His first-class debut came against New Zealand in 2006 where he scored a marvelous half-century. Rohit also made his Ranji Trophy debut in 2006 where he scored a scintillating knock of 205 against Gujarat.
In the Final of the Ranji Trophy 2006-07, Sharma scored a crucial half-century which helped Mumbai to seal another Ranji Title. He scored several records at the Ranji Trophy including the highest score of 309* against Gujarat. Following the retirement of Ajit Agarkar in 2013, Rohit was named as the captain of the Mumbai Team.
Rohit Sharma International Career
Rohit Sharma made his debut against Ireland at a One-Day International in 2007. He didn’t get an opportunity to bat as India won the match by eight wickets. Sharma then featured against South Africa but failed to captivate on the opportunity as he was dismissed for 8 runs. After getting multiple chances, he brought up his first half-century against Pakistan.
Sharma went on to excel in his limited-overs career as he was selected in India’s team for the inaugural edition of the ICC T-20 World Cup. Sharma played a crucial role with the bat as his cameos helped India to lift their maiden T-20 World Cup title. His poor run in the following season led to his departure from the national team in 2008.
Rohit scored an unbeaten triple-century at the Ranji Trophy 2009 which led to his return to the national team. He took his chance to score consecutive centuries against Zimbabwe. However, his inconsistency against top teams led to his failure to get included in the World Cup team. His revival in ODI cricket came when MS Dhoni recalled him for the Champions Trophy 2013.
Rohit Sharma displayed a fine performance at the Champions Trophy and since then, there was no looking back for the opener. India lifted the Champions Trophy in 2013 and Sharma’s success led to his inclusion in the Australia and Sri Lankan series. Rohit scored consecutive double centuries in both series to seal his spot in the national team.
Rohit has been an integral part of the Indian contingent for the 2015 and 2019 World Cups. He was the highest run-scorer at the 2019 World Cup in England. He is also the Vice-Captain of the Indian team at the T-20 World Cup 2021 in UAE. Rohit is India’s most successful batsman in the T-20 International format. He was a part of the Indian team at all the T-20 World Cups.
Rohit Sharma Test Career
Rohit Sharma has been a decent part of the Test team. In the 38 test matches played, Sharma has scored 2,615 runs with an average of 46. Sharma recently helped the Indian side to register a historic win at the overseas series against England. Sharma also played a helping hand at the Australian series in the initial part of the year.
Rohit Sharma IPL Career
Rohit Sharma was picked up by the Deccan Chargers franchise at the inaugural IPL auction in 2008. Chargers won the 2009 edition of IPL. Rohit was then picked by the Mumbai Indians franchise at the 2010 auction. Sharma led the Mumbai Indians franchise to a record five titles at IPL and is the most successful captain in the prestigious league.
Teams Played For
- India A
- India Red
- India Blue
- India Green
- India U-19
- West Zone
- IOC XI
- Deccan Chargers
- Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma Wife
Rohit Sharma married his long-time Girlfriend Ritika Sharma at a private ceremony in Mumbai’s Bandra. The duo had met at a Reebok shoot in 2008 and started to date in 2009 before finally tying the knot in 2015. Sharma proposed Ritika at the Borivali Cricket Club where he began his cricketing career. Ritika travels with Rohit to every overseas tour.
Rohit Sharma Net Worth
Rs. 186 Crore
Rohit Sharm’s estimated Net Worth is a whopping Rs. 186 crore. He is a central A+ BCCI contract and earns a salary of 7 crores. He also earns a lump sum from the Mumbai Indians franchise and through endorsements for popular brands like Adidas and Ceat Tyre. He owns a luxurious house in Mumbai and has a premium collection of cars including BMW and Jaguar Land Rover.
Rohit Sharma: Records
- Highest individual score in ODI: 264
- Only batsman to score five centuries in a single World Cup edition.
- The only batsman to score a century with a six in all three formats.
- The highest number of sixes and fours in an ODI: 16 and 33.
- Most T-20 International Sixes- 133.
- The only Indian Captain to score a T-20 century as Captain.
- The only Captain to win 5 IPL titles and a player to win 6 titles.
Rohit Sharma Awards & Achievements
- Arjuna Award 2016
- Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award 2020
- ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2019
- CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year 2016
Rohit Sharma Facts
- Rohit Sharma is a Vegetarian and consumes only Eggs barring his customs and religion.
- Rohit Sharma is a football fan and loves Real Madrid FC.
- Sharma received a unique sports scholarship in his youth days.
- Rohit supported PETA Campaign in 2014 for the protection of animals.
- Sharma started his career as Off-Spinner and his idol is Sehwag.
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