Rohit Gurunath Sharma is an Indian international cricketer. Who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket and captains Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. He is a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler. He is the vice-captain of the Indian national team in limited-overs formats. Under his captaincy, India won the Asia Cup and Nidahas Trophy in 2018.
Outside cricket, Sharma is an active supporter of animal welfare campaigns. He is the official Rhino Ambassador for WWF-India and is a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). He has worked with PETA in its campaign to raise awareness of the plight of homeless cats and dogs in India. So, lets know about Rohit Sharma Biography.
|Full name||Rohit Gurunath Sharma|
|Born||30 April 1987 (age 33)
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
|Nickname||Shaana, Hitman, Ro|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
Rohit Sharma Family Status
Rohit was born on 30 April 1987 in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra, to Purnima Sharma and Gurunath Sharma. Rohit’s father worked as a caretaker of a transport firm storehouse. Rohit father didn’t have adequate financial means to support Rohit and hence he was raised by his grandparents and uncles in Borivali.
Rohit’s parents lived in a single-room house in Dombivli, only during weekends. Rohit has a younger brother named Vishal. Rohit Sharma’s wife name is Ritika Sajdeh, the couple got married in 2015. They have a beautiful daughter, her name is Samaira Sharma.
Rohit Sharma Early life
Sharma was born on 30 April 1987 in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra. His mother Purnima Sharma is from Visakhapatnam. 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 camp 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. 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.
Rohit Sharma Youth and domestic first-class career
Sharma made his List A debut for West Zone against Central Zone in the Deodhar Trophy at Gwalior in March 2005. It was Sharma’s unbeaten innings of 142 in 123 balls against North Zone at the Maharanna Bhupal College Ground in Udaipur. Rohit visited Abu Dhabi and Australia with the India A squad. And was then included among India’s 30-member probables list for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy tournament. although he did not make the final squad.
Sharma made his first-class debut for India A against New Zealand A at Darwin in July 2006. He scored 57 and 22 as India won by 3 wickets. He made his Ranji Trophy debut for Mumbai in the 2006–07 season and scored 205 off 267 balls against Gujarat. Mumbai went on to win the tournament with Sharma scoring a half-century (57) in his second innings in the final against Bengal.
Sharma has spent his entire domestic first-class career at Mumbai. In December 2009, he made his highest career score of 309 (not out) in the Ranji Trophy against Gujarat. In October 2013, upon the retirement of Ajit Agarkar, he was appointed team captain ahead of the 2013–14 seasons.
Domestic team information
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.
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 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.
|National side||India (2007–present)|
|Test debut (cap 280)||6 November 2013 v West Indies|
|Last Test||4 March 2021 v England|
|ODI debut (cap 168)||23 June 2007 v Ireland|
|Last ODI||26 March 2020 v England|
|ODI shirt no.||45|
|T20I debut (cap 17)||19 September 2007 v England|
|Last T20I||20 March 2021 v England|
|T20I shirt no.||45|
Rohit Sharma Career Statistics
Rohit Sharma Achivement
|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 IPL Team
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 Records
- Highest individual score in ODIs – 264.
- Only player with three double centuries in ODIs.
- Second Indian with centuries in all formats of cricket (other than Suresh Raina).
- The highest number of centuries in a single ICC World Cup- 5
Rohit Sharma Awards and Accolades
Rohit Sharma was honoured with ‘Arjuna Award’ in 2015. Awarded the Golden Bat award for scoring most number of runs in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Rohit Sharma was awarded the highest sports honor of the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2020.
Rohit Sharma Net Worth
Rohit Sharma, is also one of India’s wealthiest cricketers. Rohit has an A+ Graded contract with the BCCI, receiving an annual salary of INR 7 crores. Rohit is essential to the team. This is seen in the fact that only two other cricketers have the same top tier contract. Apart from a contract, Rohit Sharma is also paid a match fee by BCCI. It amounts to INR 15 lakhs per Test Match, INR 6 lakhs per ODI, and INR 3 lakhs per IT20.
With a whopping salary of INR 15 crores, he has the highest salary on the MI team. Additionally, Rohit also represents Team Mumbai in India’s domestic cricket structure on various occasions. For this, Rohit earns a match fee of INR 35,000 per day for the Ranji Trophy (First Class Cricket) and Vijay Hazare Trophy (List A Cricket) matches. He receives INR 17,500 per day for Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (Domestic T20) matches. For featuring in a full season of the Ranji Trophy, Rohit makes around INR 13 lakhs.
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