Rohit Sharma Biography

Rohit Sharma is an Indian Cricketer Known for his destructive battings.  Rohit Sharma’s one-day international debut was on 23 June 2007 against Ireland and their International Test Debut was on 6 November 2013 against West Indies.

Rohit Sharma Biography

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma alias Hitman (Shana) was born on 30 April 1987 in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra India. His mother Purnima Sharma is from Visakhapatnam and his father Gurunath Sharma worked as a caretaker of a transport firm storehouse. Sharma was raised by his grandparents and uncles in Borivali because of his father’s low income. He would visit his parents, who lived in a single-room house in Dombivli, only during weekends. He has a younger brother, Vishal Sharma.

Sharma joined a cricket academy in 1999 with his uncle’s money. His coach at the camp was Dinesh Lad who asked him to change his school to Swami Vivekanand International School where Lad was the coach and which had better cricket facilities. Sharma recollects, “I told him I couldn’t afford it, but he got me a scholarship. So for four years I didn’t pay a penny, and did well in my cricket”. Sharma started as an off-spinner who could bat a bit before Lad noticed his batting ability and promoted him from number eight to open the innings. He excelled in the Harris and Giles Shield school cricket tournaments, scoring a century on debut as an opener.

He suffered disappointment in 2011 when he was dropped from the ICC Cricket World Cup squad but has had some outstanding performances through more than 150 ODI games including a high score of 209 in late 2013. But his biggest feat to date came in late 2014 when he blitzed Sri Lanka to score 264 from 173 balls – the highest individual ODI score in history. Sharma’s Test debut was longer in the making coming in November 2013. He made two centuries in his first two Tests but has struggled from then on to score consistent runs.

He scored 177 and 111 not out respectively in his first two Test matches.

Rohit Short Bio

Real Name Rohit Gurunath Sharma
Age 33 Years (30 April 1987)
Wife Ritika Sajdeh (Married in 2015)
Daughter Samaira Sharma
Net Worth 145 Cr
Social Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Hight 5.7 Feet (170 cm)

Rohit Sharma in IPL

Sharma has been one of the most successful players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as captain since 2013, who has won the tournament five times under his leadership. Sharma has 4,898 with one century and is the third-highest run-scorer after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.

Sharma joined the IPL in 2008 when he was signed by the Deccan Chargers franchise, based in Hyderabad, for the sum of US$750,000 a year. In the 2011 auction, he was sold for US$2 million to the Mumbai Indians. He scored his only IPL century in the 2012 tournament with 109 (not out) against the Kolkata Knight Riders.[75] Under his leadership, Mumbai has won the IPL in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020; they also won the former Champions League Twenty20 competition in 2013.

Rohit Sharma Achievements

  • Sharma holds the world record for the highest individual score by a batsman playing in a one-day international match, having scored 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on 13 November 2014.
  • He is the only player to have scored three double-centuries in this form of international cricket.
  • In January 2020, Sharma was named as the ODI Player of the Year by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • On 5 October 2019, during a Test match against South Africa, Sharma became the first batsman to score two centuries in a match on his first appearance as an opening batsman.
  • In the same series, he broke Shimron Hetmyer’s record for the highest number of sixes in a Test series.

National honors

Rohit also awarded with  below national awards

  • Arjuna award in 2015 and
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2020.

Rohit Sharma Philanthropic Activities

Sharma is noted for his philanthropic activities and promotes various causes such as animal welfare, health, and children. He is particularly vocal about the protection of animals and has supported various initiatives and organizations to promote the cause.

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Rohit Sharma: Frequently Asked Questions

How many babies Rohit Sharma Have?

Rohit Sharma has only a baby daughter and her name is Samaira Sharma and She was born on 13 December 2015.

What is Name of wife of Rohit Sharma?

Rohit Sharma’s wife’s name is Ritika Sajdeh and she is the cousin of Yuvraj Singh. They were married in 2015.