The Hitman of Indian cricket, Rohit Sharma is one of the most popular Indian Sportspersons. He has a huge following of 22.4 million on Instagram. He is one of the few cricketers who can single-handedly lead to India’s win. Cricket is no less than a religion in our country. Which makes cricketers always the talk of the town. In this feature, we will be looking at some unheard facts and biography of Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma Overview
|Full name||Rohit Gurunath Sharma|
|Nicknames||Hitman, Shaana, Ro, Ro-Hit|
The nickname Shaana was given for his batting talent by Yuvraj Singh. Yuvi feels Rohit is very shy and is the quietest. While Ravi Shastri gave him the name Hitman, in the match against Australia where Rohit scored 209 runs. Also, Rohit is called Ro by his wife Ritika, and teammates.
Rohit Sharma Physical Stats
Sharma has been playing cricket for almost 15 years now. He doesn’t have a chiseled physical appearance. However, Rohit hardly drops catches and is a swift mover in the field. Watching Rohit’s running between the wicket, we know how hard he trains. According to coach Sridhar, Rohit is a natural slip-fielder. He also revealed that Rohit is named ‘sticky fingers’ for his brilliant fielding capabilities. Rohit is very particular about fielding and takes 60-80 catches in every session. Mumbai Indians’ Instagram handle shares videos where we can see Rohit hitting the gym. Rohit has an attractive physique. He is tall with a height of around 5’8.5“. He weighs around 72kgs. Being a hardworking sportsperson, he is regular to the gym. His chest is around 40 inches, his waist is 31 inches, and his biceps are 12 inches.
|Height||in centimeters: 173cm|
in feet inches: 5’8.5″
|Weight||in Kilograms: 72 kgs|
in Pounds: 159 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Body Measurements||Chest: 40 inches|
Waist: 31 inches
Biceps: 12 inches
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Hitman Personal Information
Rohit was born on 30th April 1987 in Nagpur, Maharashtra. He was born in a Brahmin family. When Rohit was 1.5 years old, his family shifted to Mumbai. He stayed with his Grandparents and Uncle in Borivali. where he started playing cricket as a leisure activity. Rohit attended Our Lady of Vailankanni High School in Mumbai. However, coach Dinesh Lad had asked him to shift the school because of better cricketing facilities. Rohit was in 6th standard when he shifted to Swami Vivekanand International School and Junior College. Because Rohit’s family wasn’t financially sound, coach Lad had gotten him a scholarship, for the new school.
Rohit’s uncle had enrolled him in a cricket academy. He started playing local school-level tournaments. He performed exceptionally well in Harris and Giles Shield school cricket tournaments. His performances in Deodhar and Ranji Trophies got him instant fame. Later, Rohit attended Rizvi College of Arts, Science, and Commerce. Rohit Sharma’s jersey number 45 was chosen by his mom.
|Born||30 April 1987|
|Age (as of Jan 2022)||34|
|School||Swami Vivekanand International School and Junior College, Mumbai|
Our Lady of Vailankanni High School, Mumbai
|College/ University||Rizvi College of Arts, Science, and Commerce|
|Educational Qualification||12th Standard|
|Hobbies||Playing Table tennis and video games, Traveling, Watching Movies|
|Date of Marriage||13 December 2015|
Like most cricketers from his generation, Rohit is a great fan of Sachin Tendulkar. He is also a football fan. He says he spends most of his time when he is not playing cricket, watching football. Rohit is a fan of Real Madrid. Rohit’s favorite footballer is Ronaldo. He describes footballer Christiano Ronaldo as “The King of Football”. Rohit is a big foodie. We are aware of his love for Vada Pav. The first time he received a cash prize for his performance. He spent it junking on his favorite Vada Pav. Being, a Maharashtrian, he likes Kothimbir Vadi.
|Cricketers||Batsman: Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag|
Bowler: Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga
|Food||Vada Pav, Pav Bhaji, Aloo Paratha, Kothimbir Vadi, Chinese cuisines|
|Actors||Kareena Kapoor, Megan Fox, Blake Lively|
|Actresses||Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan|
|Films||Bollywood: Veer Zaara, Hera Pheri, Baazigar, Lagaan, Border|
Hollywood: The Avengers, Iron Man, The Dark Knight Rises
|Songs||Tere Liye Hum Hai Jiye- Veer Zaara|
Started from the Bottom- by Drake
|Hotel||Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius|
|Travel destination||New York, London|
|Favorite shot||Pull shot|
|Favorite batting drill||Straight down the ground|
|Favorite ground||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
Rohit’s Family Details
Rohit was born on April 30, 1987, to parents Gurunath and Purnima Sharma. Rohit’s other is a homemaker. While his father worked as a caretaker of a transportation storehouse. Rohit’s mother is from Vishakapatnam, because of which his mother tongue is Telugu. Rohit was 1.5 years old when his family moved to Dombivli, Mumbai. However, his parents were had financial issues, and he had to live with his uncle in Borivali. He would go to meet his parents every weekend. Rohit has a younger brother, Vishal Sharma. After dating for six years, Rohit married Ritika Sajdeh on December 13, 2015. Ritika and Rohit met at an ad shoot since she is a sports manager. Rohit became a father on December 30, 2018, he was blessed with a daughter, Samaira.
|Father’s Name||Gurunath Sharma|
|Father’s Profession||Caretaker of a Transportation company storehouse|
|Mother’s Name||Purnima Sharma|
|Siblings||One younger brother|
|Brother’s Name||Vishal Sharma|
|Daughter’s Name||Samaira Sharma|
Sharma made his List A debut in March 2005, in Deodhar Trophy. He played for West Zone. In the same tournament, Rohit had scored an unbeaten 142 in 123 deliveries. This century against North Zone brought Rohit to the limelight, instantly. Rohit also went to Australia as a part of India A squad. However, he only made his First-Class debut against New Zealand A in July 2006.
Rohit Sharma made his Ranji debut for Mumbai in the 2006-07 season. He scored a massive 205 runs off 267 deliveries, against Gujarat. Mumbai went on to win the tournament. Rohit scored his career highest of 309* against Gujarat in Ranji in December 2009. When Ajit Agarkar retired, Rohit served as Mumbai’s captain for the 2013-14 season.
Hitman made his International debut against Ireland in Belfast in an ODI match in 2007. However, he could not bat. He made his first half-century against Pakistan on 18 November 2007. Rohit performed well in the 2007-08 Commonwealth Bank Series. He was in good form in ICC 2007 World Twenty20. Later, he lost his middle-order role to Raina and reserve the batsman position to Kohli. Rohit has had some trouble translating his great potentialities into performance. It was only after his Ranji triple-century that he was called to the ODI team again. He scored 2 ODI centuries in May 2010, against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka. However, his form was short-lived. Which caused him to miss the 2011 ICC World Cup.
It took time for everything to click, for Sharma, but when it did, there was no looking back. The faith Dhoni had shown in Rohit, is what makes him the hitter, match-winning batsman we know him as. When Rohit was given the opportunity to open with Shikhar Dhawan, he made the most out of it. India won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. The same year, Rohit had smashed his first ODI double-ton. He scored 209 against Australia scoring 16 sixes in an innings, which became the highest number of sixes. The good form continued. Rohit scored his second double century in ODI against Sri Lanka. The 264 against Sri Lanka is the highest individual score in ODI.
In 2015, he scored a century in T20I against South Africa. He became the second Indian to score a century in all three formats. Recently, Rohit Sharma has been vested with Indian team captaincy for One-day and Twenty 20 formats.
In the inaugural IPL, he was bought by Deccan Chargers Hyderabad. Where he played till 2010. Rohit has been playing for Mumbai Indians in the IPL since 2011. He is MI’s captain since 2013. It was under his leadership that Mumbai Indians had become the most successful team. Mumbai Indians have won the Trophy five times, all under his leadership. Rohit is the fourth-highest run-scorer in the IPL.
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm off-break|
|First Class Debut||June 2006 vs New Zealand A|
|List A Debut||March 2005 vs Central Zone in Deodhar Trophy (represented West Zone)|
|International Debut||Tests: 6 November 2013 vs West Indies|
ODIs: 23 June 2007 vs Ireland
T20Is: 19 September 2007 vs England
|Total international runs (as of January 2022)||Tests: 3,047|
|Major Teams||India, India A, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, India U-19, Mumbai U-19|
|IPL Teams||Deccan Chargers Hyderabad (2008-2010)|
Mumbai Indians (2011-present)
|Nature on field||Calm|
|Favorite Shot||Pull shot|
|Likes to play against||Pakistan, Australia|
Rohit’s Records in all formats
Rohit has scored at least one century in all formats of the game. He is the only second Indian to do so, after Suresh Raina.
- First batsman to score two centuries on debut as an opener.
One Day Internationals
- Highest individual score in an ODI match- 264 runs.
- Highest double-centuries in ODI- 3
- Third-highest number of centuries in ODI- 23 centuries.
- Only batsman to score 5 centuries in an ICC Men’s World Cup in 2019.
- Joint-highest centuries in World Cups- 6 centuries
- Highest number of fours in an ODI inning- 33 fours.
- Second-highest number of sixes in an innings- 16 sixes.
- Most runs in an ODI inning with boundaries-186 runs.
- Highest number of 150+ runs in ODI cricket- 8 times.
- Fastest Indian opener (second-fastest overall) to reach 5000 ODI runs- 102 innings.
- Fastest Indian opener (second-fastest overall) to reach 4000 ODI runs.
- ICC ODI Player of the Year- 2019.
- Highest runs scored in an inning by an Indian- 118 runs.
- Only Indian to score a century as a captain.
- Most number of sixes by an Indian in T20Is- 120 sixes.
- First and only Batsman to score 4 T20I centuries.
- Most 50+ scores in T20I- 30 times
Awards & Achievements
- 2015: Arjuna Award, India’s second highest sporting honor of India.
- 2020: Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna award, India’s highest honor given for achievement in sports.
- ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year, 2019
- ICC Men’s Test Team of the Year, 2021
Rohit Sharma was awarded the Golden Bat for scoring the highest runs in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
The Not-Out decision
In the 2015 World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh, an umpiring decision changed the outcome of the game. Rohit had hit Ruble Hossain’s full toss straight deep down mid-wicket. Bangladesh thought they’ve a chance. However, square-leg umpire Aleem Dar had thought otherwise. The Pakistani umpire had declared Ruble Hossain’s full toss as a ‘no-ball’. Since the ball was higher than the waist level, as per Aleem Dar. Although, the replays had shown that Rohit had met the ball waist-high. But, he met the ball way in front of his usual stance. And that the ball would have gone down it’s way. This hurried call was widely criticized. The usual norm has been extreme caution. Rohit’s not-out cost Bangladesh the continuance of their journey in the tournament.
Rohit, who was playing at 60 off 80, a few overs before the umpiring decision, accelerated to score 137 off 126 deliveries. This has brought India to a total of 302-6. And India managed to win the game by 132 runs, making their place in the semis.
Rohit owns a luxury 4-BHK house in Worli, Mumbai. he had bought in 2015. The designer house’s current value is more than 30 Crores in INR. In addition, he also owns real-estate properties across the country.
Unlike most of the successful cricketers in India. Rohit Sharma’s car collection is pretty modest. He can have a lavish collection, without any doubt. However, he is known for his elegant and simple personality. This very well reflects in his car collection as well. Let’s look at his complete collection.
|Car model||Price (in INR)|
|Skoda Laura||12.92 lakhs|
|Toyota Fortuner||35.15 lakhs|
|BMW X3||56.50 lakhs|
|BMW M5 (Formula One version)||1.55 crore and above|
|Mercedes GLS 350d||1.05 crore and above|
|Lamborghini Urus||3.10 crore|
Rohit has endorsed a wide variety of brands. Some of his endorsed brands include Lay’s, Maggi, TAGG, La Liga, Usha, Jio, Fair and Lovely, Adidas, Relentless (energy drink), Oppo Mobiles, Rasna, Hublot, Master Card, Relispray, Bournvita, Nasivion nasal spray, Aristocrat, and Nissan.
The tyre manufacturing company CEAT is Rohit’s bat sponsor. A three-year agreement was signed in 2015, offering INR 3 crore per annum. The agreement was renewed in 2018.
Rohit is one of the most popular athletes. Not just in India, but worldwide. An athlete’s income depends on their contracts with the cricketing board and teams they represent. Apart from this, sponsors and endorsements make a major part of their earnings. Rohit has also invested in real estate properties. Rohit Sharma’s net worth in 2022 is 24 million USD. This is equivalent to 180 crore INR.
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In 2017, Rohit posted a video, informing he has agreed to an online merchandise store using his name and jersey number-45. The online store would manufacture mobile covers and other merchandise. He later informed on Twitter that the proceeds from the purchases will be used for the cause of animal charity. However, he did not disclose the cause is for which animal.
Rohit joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in February 2015. He collaborated with PETA for the cause of sterilization of stray animals- cats and dogs in particular. Once talking about the cause Rohit had said- “Sterilisation is important because I feel that if we can stop (the homeless-animal crisis), there will be control of population among the street dogs”. Later that year, he joined an anti-poaching campaign in Africa. The campaign was held in Kenya. It was to save the wild animals in Africa, including the last-surviving northern white rhinoceros. Sharma had said that when he got to know about the campaign, he felt it was his duty to join the anti-poaching campaign.
On “World Rhinoceros Day” in 2018, Rohit was named as the Rhino Ambassador, by WWF-India. The CEO and Secretary-General of World Wildlife Fund- India, Ravi Singh had welcomed Rohit Sharma to the WWF family.
“My love for rhinos sparked when I first heard about Sudan, the last male northern white African rhino who passed away this year thus leading to the inevitable extinction of the entire species and that broke my heart. As the world and I mourned for my fallen friend Sudan, I researched the best way for me to help prevent something like this happening and the best way I know how is to create awareness. After getting in touch with WWF I learnt that 82% of the world’s rhinos reside in India and I am honoured to be WWF-India’s rhino ambassador to spread awareness and do my bit to contribute to the protection and survival of the rhino and help make this world a better place for them.”Rohit Sharma, after taking a pledge for Rhino conservation.
In 2020, Rohit had laid the foundation stone for a stadium at Heartfulness Institute in Hyderabad. Rohit learned heartfulness meditation from spiritual guru Kamlesh Patel, Daaji. He said that he felt light and positive. And meditation certainly helps in fighting negativity in life. At Heartfulness Institute, a stadium and training center will be constructed. The stadium will be named ‘Rohit Sharma Stadium’. This facility will be helpful for young heartfulness practitioners. They can hone their cricketing skills here. Rohit Sharma’s wife Ritika accompanied him there.
Some lesser known facts about Rohit
- Rohit Sharma’s mother tongue is Telugu, his mother is from Vishakapatnam.
- Living with his grandparents, he started playing Gully Cricket.
- When he joined a local cricket club in Borivali, at the age of 11. He joined as a off-spinner, and not a batsman.
- Rohit was a tail ender, but his coach Dinesh Lad saw potential in his batting. When Rohit opened for the first time in an inter-school match in ‘Giles Shield’ Tournament. He scored 120 runs.
- Rohit had once missed school to meet one of his favorite cricketers, Virender Sehwag.
- Rohit has also taken a hattrick in IPL. Surprisingly, he took the hattrick against his current team Mumbai Indian. While playing for Deccan Chargers in 2009, he sent Abhishek Nayar, Harbhajan Singh, and Saurabh Tiwary back to the pavilion.
- He is Lord Ganesha’s devotee. And visits Siddhivinayak Temple before any of his tours.
- He loves to sleep a lot. Virat Kohli had once said Rohit is the person from the team who sleeps the most.
Rohit Sharma best Motivational Quotes
“You need to realize that you must have something to aim for, something to drive you.”
“I’m learning from my past mistakes and trying to correct them as I move forward. Experience at the international level has probably taught me what it takes to probably go out there and get a 100 or to build an innings or to win a game.”
“No matter how talented you are or naturally gifted you are, there’s no substitute to hard work if you got to maintain standards.”
“To each his own, but my process of preparation is based on conditions, not opposition.”
“Comebacks are not at all easy. After a major surgery, the difficult part is to conquer the inner demons. It’s all in the mind. Only an individual can overcome his fears.”
“There are things we control – but things that are not in control, no point wasting time and energy into that.”
“You should not remain in your comfort zone; if you want to make it big, you must challenge yourself, get out of your comfort zone, and succeed in doing well outside of your comfort areas.”
“Every time you play for your country, there is responsibility. But when you are captaining, you can say so; you have to lead from the front and make sure the team follows the direction you want them to.”
“People are impatient. They want things to happen overnight, and have no idea of the circumstances and situations that can surround an individual at times.”
“Once you get past 100, it is all about not making a mistake.”
Rohit’s Contact information
|Address||Ahuja Towers, Worli, Mumbai|
|Phone Number||Not in Public Domain|
|Facebook Page||Rohit Sharma|
Common Questions about Rohit Sharma
Q. What is the age of Rohit Sharma?
Ans: Rohit Sharma is 34 years as of January 2022.
Q. When and where Rohit Sharma was born?
Ans: Rohit Sharma was born in Nagpur, Maharashtra on 30th April 1987.
Q. What is the Net Worth of Rohit Sharma?
Ans: Rohit Sharma’s Net Worth is around 24 Million USD which is around INR 180 Crore.
Q. What is the phone number of Rohit Sharma?
Ans: The phone number of Rohit Sharma is not available to general public.
Q. Who is Rohit Sharma’s wife?
Ans: Rohit Sharma is married to Ritika Sajdeh on 13 December 2015.
Q. What is the educational qualification of Rohit Sharma?
Ans: Rohit Sharma studied till 12th standard.
Q. What is the favorite shot of Rohit Sharma?
Ans: Pull Shot is the favorite shot of the Hitman.