Rohit Sharma Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Family, Facts & More

Who is Rohit Sharma?

Rohit Sharma born with the name of “Rohit Gurunath Sharma” is a cricketer from India. He is the Indian national team’s limited-overs captain and vice-captain in Test cricket. As a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler, he represents Mumbai in domestic cricket and captains the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

Sharma is a passionate supporter of animal welfare projects outside of cricket. He is a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the official Rhino Ambassador for WWF-India (PETA). He has collaborated with PETA to raise awareness of the situation of homeless cats and dogs in India.

Personal Life/Early Life

Sharma was born on April 30, 1987, in Bansod, Maharashtra. Purnima Sharma, his mother, is from Visakhapatnam. Gurunath Sharma, his father worked as a caretaker at a transport firm’s warehouse. Sharma was raised in Borivali by his grandparents and uncles due to his father’s limited income. He only went to see his parents, who resided in a one-room home in Dombivli, on weekends. Vishal Sharma is his younger brother.

In 1999, Sharma used his uncle’s money to attend a cricket camp. Dinesh Lad, his camp coach, persuaded him to transfer to Swami Vivekanand International School, where Lad was the coach and the cricket facilities were superior to those at Sharma’s previous school. Sharma recalls, “I told him I couldn’t afford it, but he arranged up a scholarship for me. So I didn’t pay the fees for four years while excelling at cricket “. Sharma began as an off-spinner with little batting aptitude before Lad spotted it and elevated him from number eight to lead the innings. He performed admirably in the Harris and Giles Shield school cricket championships, reaching a century on his debut as an opener.

Relationship Status

Rohit Sharma is married to Ritika Sajdeh, a sports event manager. They met as professionals, and Ritika used to be Rohit’s manager, looking after his cricket engagements. They quickly became close friends, then best friends, and their friendship progressed to a new level.

After nearly six years of dating, Rohit proposed to Ritika and the lovely couple married on December 13, 2015, after she accepted the proposal. In 2018, they welcomed their baby girl Samaira into the world. The pair is over over heels in love with each other and considers each other to be their rock. Their followers appreciate them as a pair, and Ritika is regarded as Rohit’s good luck charm.

Name Rohit Sharma
Full Name Rohit Gurunath Sharma
Nick Name Hitman, Ro, Shaana
Birth Date 30 April 1987
Age (As of 2022) 35 Years
Birth Place Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra,
India
Gender Male
Nationality Indian
Hometown Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Religion Hinduism
Profession Cricketer
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Hobbies Playing Table Tennis, Playing
Cricket Video Games, Travelling,
Watching Movies
Jersey Number #45 (India)

#45 (IPL)

Debut International Cricket 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

Domestic/State Team Mumbai, Mumbai Indians
Nature on field Calm
Likes to play against Pakistan, Australia
Coach/Mentor Dinesh Lad
Career Turning Point In the 2005 Deodhar Trophy, he
scored an undefeated 142 runs in
123 balls for West Zone versus
North Zone in Udaipur.
Net Worth 227 crore (INR)

Physical Appearance

Height(Approx) In feet & inches: 5’ 8”

In centimters: 173 cm

Weight(Approx) In kilograms: 72 kg

In pounds: 159 lbs

Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Food Habits Non-Vegetarian

Family Background, Education

Rohit Sharma’s Parents

Father Name Gurunath Sharma (Worked as
a caretaker of a transportation
company storehouse)
Mother Name Purnima Sharma
Siblings Sister- N/A

Brother- Vishal Sharma
(Younger)

Vishal Sharma

School Swami Vivekanand International
School and Junior College,
Mumbai

Our Lady of Vailankanni High
School, Mumbai

College N/A
Education Qualification 12th standard

Girlfriend, Wife, Marriage

Marital Status Married
Girlfriend Sofia Hayat (Actress)

 

Sofia Hayat

Ritika Sajdeh
(Sports manager)

Wife/Spouse Ritika Sajdeh (Sports manager,
m.2015-present)

Ritika Sajdeh

Children Daughter- Samaira
(born in 2018)

Rohit Sharma’s Family

Favorite Things & Assets

Favorite Actor Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan,
Hrithik Roshan
Favorite Actresses Megan Fox, Blake Lively,
Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone,
Vidya Balan
Favorite Cricketers Batsman : Sachin Tendulkar,
Virender Sehwag

Bowler : Harbhajan Singh

Favourite Shot Pull shot
Favourite Batting Drill Straight down the ground
Favorite Directors Imtiaz Ali, James Cameron,
David Dhawan, Priyadarshan
Favorite TV Show Not Known
Favorite Films Bollywood: Veer-Zara, Hera Pheri,
Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander, Border

Hollywood: The Avengers, Iron Man,
The Dark Night Rises

Favorite Songs Tere Liye Hum Hai Jiye from the
film Veer-Zaara (2004), Started
From The Bottom by Drake
Favorite Book(s) Not Known
Favorite Comic Character Not Known
Favorite Food Chinese cuisine, eggs,
Aloo Parantha
Favorite Hotel Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort,
Mauritius
Favorite Travel Destination New York
Favorite Car Aston Martin
Car Collection BMW M5 Series

Social Media Accounts

Instagram Rohit Sharma
Twitter Rohit Sharma

 

Career Highlights

Youth and a first-class domestic career

In the Deodhar Trophy at Gwalior in March 2005, Sharma made his List A debut for West Zone versus Central Zone. With 24 balls left, he batted at number eight and scored 31 not out as West Zone won by three wickets. In the same match, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja made their debuts. [6] Sharma rose to prominence after an unbeaten 142 in 123 balls against North Zone at the Maharanna Bhupal College Ground in Udaipur during the same competition. He traveled to Abu Dhabi and Australia with the India A team before being included to India’s 30-man probables list for the ICC Champions Trophy, however he did not make the final selection.

In July 2006, Sharma made his first-class debut for India A against New Zealand A in Darwin. As India won by three wickets, he scored 57 and 22. In the 2006–07 season, he made his Ranji Trophy debut for Mumbai, scoring 205 off 267 balls against Gujarat. [10] In the final against Bengal, Sharma scored a half-century (57) in his second innings to help Mumbai win the competition.

Sharma has played all of his domestic first-class cricket in Mumbai. In the Ranji Trophy against Gujarat in December 2009, he hit his best career score of 309 not out. Following the retirement of Ajit Agarkar in October 2013, he was named team captain for the 2013–14 season.

Test Matches

Sharma made his Test debut against the West Indies at Eden Gardens in Kolkata in November 2013, during Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell series, and hit 177, the second-highest total by an Indian behind Shikhar Dhawan (187). He followed it up with a 111 (not out) in the second Test at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, his home field.

Sharma, who had been out of the Test squad since 2017–18, was called up for the 2018–19 tour of Australia after earning a comeback earlier in the year. The rationale for his comeback, according to chief selector M. S. K. Prasad, was that his natural game suited the bouncy Australian wickets. Sharma scored 37 and 1 in India’s win in the first Test at Adelaide. He had a slight injury in the first Test, which forced him to miss the second Test in Perth. He returned for the third Test on Boxing Day in Melbourne, when he hit 63 (not out) to help India amass 443/7 and win the Test and series. Sharma had to return to India after the third Test to give birth to his daughter. Sharma earned his 2,000th run and maiden double century in Tests in the third Test against South Africa in October 2019. In the first innings of the contest, he scored 212 runs. In place of Cheteshwar Pujara, Sharma was selected vice-captain of India’s Test squad for the 2020 tour of Australia.

In the year 2021, Sharma had a victorious home series against England. He hit a century that The Guardian said “deserves to be regarded one of the finest this century.” He was instrumental in his team’s comeback after losing the first Test in Chennai. He put up 167 runs for the fourth wicket with Ajinkya Rahane and scored 161 runs in an innings that had 18 fours and two sixes. The Test was won by India by 317 runs. He was the leading scorer for his team in both innings of the low-scoring third Test at Ahmedabad, hitting 66 and 25 respectively to help his side win. At 58, he concluded the series with 345 runs, the highest for India.

On September 4, 2021, he hit his first overseas Test century with a 127-run innings against England at The Oval, and he also passed the 3,000-run mark in Test cricket. In England, Sharma and KL Rahul became India’s first opening partnership to score more than 300 runs in a single Test series.

Cricket World Cups in 2015 and 2019

Sharma made his debut appearance in the Cricket World Cup in March 2015, and he went on to participate in eight matches for India throughout the 2015 tournament in Australia. India advanced to the semi-finals, but were beaten by Australia. Sharma finished the tournament with 330 runs and one century, a 137 in the quarter-final against Bangladesh.

Sharma was named vice-captain of India’s team for the 2019 World Cup in England on April 15, 2019.

He made 122 runs in the first match against South Africa, including his 12,000th run in international cricket. In the match against Sri Lanka, he became the first batsman in World Cup history to hit five hundreds in the same tournament, and he tied Tendulkar for the most centuries in all World Cup matches. Sharma scored 648 runs in the tournament to end as the tournament’s highest run-scorer and earn the ICC’s Golden Bat award for the third time, becoming the third Indian player to do so.

Other international one-day matches

On June 23, 2007, Sharma made his full international debut in a one-day encounter against Ireland in Belfast. This was part of the 2007 Future Cup tournament, in which South Africa also competed. He batted at number seven in the batting order but did not bat in the game, which India won by nine wickets. On November 18, 2007, he made his first ODI half-century (52) against Pakistan in Jaipur, and was included to the Indian team for the 2007–08 Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia.

He scored 235 runs at 33.57 with two fifties in the series, including 66 in the first final in Sydney, when he batted with Sachin Tendulkar for the most of India’s victorious run chase. However, his ODI performances deteriorated after that, and he lost his middle-order spot to Suresh Raina. Virat Kohli then replaced him as the backup batting. He was recalled to the ODI squad for the tri-nations tournament in Bangladesh in December 2009, after his triple century in the Ranji Trophy, while Tendulkar chose to rest for the series.

On May 28, 2010, he hit his first ODI century (114), which he followed up with another century (101 not out) in the tri-series’ final match against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2010. He had a terrible run of form in South Africa leading up to the 2011 World Cup, and as a result, he was left out of India’s team.  Sharma was summoned to the limited-overs squad in June and July 2011 for a tour of the West Indies.

He scored 68 (not out) from 75 balls in the opening match at Queen’s Park Oval, including three fours and a six. After India had been reduced to 92 for 6, he hit a match-winning 86 off 91 balls in the third match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.

He experienced a dismal loss of form in 2012, scoring just 168 runs at a very low average of 12.92 with only one half-century in the whole calendar year. Despite this, his captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, believed in him, and he was able to resurrect his career in 2013. In the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, Dhoni chose to promote him up the batting order to start the innings alongside Shikhar Dhawan. The partnership worked out well, as India went on to win the tournament, beating hosts England in the final.

His strong form continued later in the year, when he hit 141 (not out) in Jaipur against Australia. He then went on to score 209 off 158 balls in Bangalore, setting a world record for the most sixes (16) in a one-day international innings at the time (since beaten by Eoin Morgan of England with 17). Sharma scored 264 off 173 deliveries against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 13, 2014, breaking the global record for the highest score in a one-day international innings.

Virat Kohli, India’s captain, was rested for the series against Sri Lanka in December 2017 in order to prepare for India’s visit to South Africa, which started in the first week of January 2018. Sharma was named team captain in his stead, and India won the series 2–1, their eighth straight series victory since beating Zimbabwe in June 2016.

Under his leadership in 2018, he guided India to victory in the ICC Asia Cup Finals against Bangladesh. Sharma hit 133 runs in the first match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 12 January 2019, but it went in vain as India lost by 34 runs. In one-day internationals, it was his 22nd century. Sharma made 56 runs, including his 8,000th run in one-day internationals, in the fifth and final match in a home series against Australia in Delhi on March 13, 2019. It was his 200th inning of baseball. With 1,490 runs in ODIs, he set a new record for the most runs scored by a batsman in a single year.

International Twenty20 matches

Sharma was included to the Indian side for the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, where he made an impression by striking an unbroken 50 from 40 deliveries in the quarter-finals against hosts South Africa. India won the match by 37 runs and went on to beat Pakistan in the final, with Sharma scoring 30 (not out) off 16 deliveries.

Sharma struck 106 in the first Twenty20 international at HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala on October 2, 2015, during the South African tour of India. As a result, he became just the second Indian cricketer to achieve century in all three versions of the game. Sharma became the second Indian batsman, behind Virat Kohli, to achieve 2,000 runs in a Twenty20 international career on July 8, 2018, during a series in England. Kohli was the fifth batter in the world to accomplish the feat, joining Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptill, and Shoaib Malik.

In 2018, he captained Team India to victory in the Nidahas Trophy. Sharma became the most-capped cricketer for India in T20Is in November 2019, as he played in his 99th match in the series opener against Bangladesh. He became India’s first male cricketer to play in 100 T20Is in the series’ second encounter.Sharma was nominated for the ICC Men’s ODI and T20I Cricketer of the Decade awards in November 2020. Sharma was picked to India’s team for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in September 2021.

Indian Premier League

Sharma debuted in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008, when he was acquired for US$750,000 per year by the Deccan Chargers club in Hyderabad.

He was sold to the Mumbai Indians for US$2 million in the 2011 auction. He made his lone IPL century against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2012 edition, scoring 109 (not out).  Mumbai has won the IPL five times, in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020, as well as the old Champions League Twenty20 tournament in 2013.

Sharma has been one of the most successful players in the IPL, serving as captain of the Mumbai Indians since 2013, and leading them to five IPL titles. He is now one of four players in the tournament with 5,000 career runs (as of March 2021). Sharma is the fourth-highest run scorer after Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, and David Warner, with 5,200+ runs, one century, and 40 half centuries.

Playing style

Sharma is a powerful batsman who does it with grace and flair. In limited-overs cricket, he is normally an opening batsman, although he has spent the most of his Test career as a middle-order batsman.

Sharma, according to Sunil Gavaskar, has a batting style comparable to that of Virender Sehwag and Viv Richards. In a November 2018 piece for The Times of India, Gavaskar wrote:

Rohit Sharma has been the star player in both the limited overs and T20 series. He is unstoppable once he gets going, much like Virender Sehwag before him, and he has a voracious desire for huge hundreds. There was anxiety around the field when Viru used to go out aiming to knock another delivery out of the park, just as there is now when Rohit gets out to a seemingly innocuous shot. After Viv Richards and Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma would be the most destructive batsman in the world if he can translate his white-ball exploits into red-ball cricket.

Sharma can bowl right arm off spin, despite not being a regular bowler. He fields in the slips most of the time, and he believes it’s an area of his game that he strives to develop.

Controversies

When Rubel Hossain took the wicket of Rohit Sharma in the 2015 World Cup quarter-final match between India and Bangladesh, Pakistan’s umpire Aleem Dar ruled Rubel’s full-toss as a waist high ‘no-ball.’ However, TV replays revealed that it was a true toss-up situation that might have gone any way. The next day, ICC President Mustafa Kamal slammed “bad umpiring.” The ICC, on the other hand, contended that it was a 50-50 call and that the judgement of the umpire must be recognised.

Records (main ones)

  • Most runs scored by a person in an ODI match (264 runs).
  • The first player in ODI history to score two double century.
  • Shares the record for most sixes in an ODI match (16), with AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle.
  • After Suresh Raina, he is the second Indian player to have hit a century in all three forms (Test, ODI, T20).

  • Highest ODI score by a visiting batsman against Australia (171 runs).
  • Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni are the only two Indians who have scored more than 1,000 runs in one-day internationals against Australia.
  • In addition to becoming the highest run scorer (648 runs) throughout the 2019 World Cup, he smashed other records, including the most World Cup centuries. He hit his fifth World Cup century in India’s final league encounter against Sri Lanka, beating Kumar Sangakkara’s record for the most centuries in a single World Cup. He also tied Sachin Tendulkar’s World Cup record for most hundreds (six) in World Cups. He also became only the fourth international batsman, behind Sachin Tendulkar (India, 2003), Mathew Hayden (Australia, 2007), and Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh, 2019), to hit over 600 runs in a single World Cup edition.
  • On 5 October 2019, he became the first batter to make two hundred on debut as an opener in a test match against South Africa.
  • Maximum fifty-plus scores in T20I (30 times)

Wealth and Net Worth

Rohit Sharma has a net worth of over 227 crores, according to sources. The BCCI and the IPL pay him the majority of his income. Rohit Sharma earned INR 54.29 crores in 2019, according to Forbes India Celebrity 100. He is the 11th most famous Indian celebrity, the 4th most famous Indian cricketer, and the 3rd most active cricketer. Sharma earns money via advertisements in addition to cricket. Sharma is said to be a promoter of 22 companies. CEAT, Relispray, Rasna, Dream 11, Aristocrat, Highlander, and AMFI are among the Indian companies Sharma supports. Hublot, Adidas, Sharp, Sports Kingdom, Proatar, Trusox, and New Era are among the multinational companies he sponsors.

Physical Appearance

This eminent personality, Rohit was born on 30 April 1987 and has turned 35 years old as of 2022. He is blessed with an attractive personality which is enhanced by his black hair and dark brown eyes. Wonwoo’s height is 5’8’ feet which is 172 in centimeters. He follows a regular and healthy diet in order to keep himself healthy with the weight of 72 kg. His body measurements are 44 inches chest, 32 inches waist and 15 inches biceps approximately.

Some Amazing Facts At A Glance About Rohit Sharma

  • No, Rohit Sharma does not smoke.
  • Is Rohit Sharma an alcoholic? : It is unknown.
  • Telugu is Rohit’s native language.
  • He was born in Nagpur, but his family relocated to Dombivali on Mumbai’s outskirts when he was 12 years old.
  • Because his family’s financial situation was insufficient, he was transferred to live with his grandparents in Borivali, where he began playing ‘Galli Cricket.’

  • He joined a local cricket club in Borivali (a Mumbai suburb) during his summer vacation at the age of 11, not as a batsman, but as an off-spin bowler, because there were too many batters.
  • No, Rohit Sharma does not smoke.
  • Is Rohit Sharma an alcoholic? : It is unknown.
  • Telugu is Rohit’s native language.
  • He was born in Nagpur, but his family relocated to Dombivali on Mumbai’s outskirts when he was 12 years old.
  • Because his family’s financial situation was insufficient, he was transferred to live with his grandparents in Borivali, where he began playing ‘Galli Cricket.’
  • He joined a local cricket club in Borivali (a Mumbai suburb) during his summer vacation at the age of 11, not as a batsman, but as an off-spin bowler, because there were too many batters.

  • He is a devout follower of Lord Ganesha and makes a point of visiting the Siddhivinayak Temple before embarking on each journey.
  • He once skipped class to see Virender Sehwag.
  • He is a great Real Madrid Football Club supporter.
  • He spends a lot of time sleeping.
  • He would have been a real estate developer if he hadn’t been a cricketer.
  • Former Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan dubbed him “Shaana.”
  • He was named the ICC’s “2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year” in January 2020.

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