Rohit Sharma Biography – The Hitman Of India

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Rohit Sharma Biography:

Touted as an extra-ordinarily talented player, Rohit aka ‘HITMAN’ Sharma is looked at by experts as a batting mainstay of Team India in the near future. Rohit Sharma is a name that needs no introductions in world cricket.

From being a regular opening batsman for the Indian cricket team to shattering some international batting records or being a part time captain, Rohit Sharma has been part of everything.

This 31-year-old from Nagpur, who once was not fortunate enough to be raised by his parents on account of his passion for the sport and the family’s poverty, is now one of the top 100 celebrities of India, in terms of income, fame, and success.

Rohit Sharma Family:

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Rohit was born in Bansod, Nagpur on the 30th of April in 1987. His father, Gurunath Sharma worked as a caretaker in a transportation firm, and his mother, Purnima Sharma was a housewife. Rohit also has an elder brother named Vishal.

In his personal life the Superstar has married his long time girlfriend Ritika Sajdeh In December 2015, and three years after their marriage the couple was also blessed with a daughter named Samaira Sharma.

Rohit had to live with his grandparents and his uncle in Borivali due to his father’s low income. In the year 1999 Rohit joined a cricket camp with the money given by his uncle. His coach at the camp was Dinesh Lad.

Rohit started as an off-spinner bowler who used to bat at 8 or 9th position. His coach saw a spark in him and insisted to join the Swami Vivekanand International School, where Lad was the coach.

As Rohit’s financial conditions were not good to afford an international school so he decided not to go, but Lad got him a scholarship and Rohit didn’t have to pay even a penny to the school.

Key Points:

  • On the 30th of April in 1987, Rohit Sharma was born in Bansod, Nagpur.
  • His father, Gurunath Sharma, used to work as a Caretaker.
  • His mother Purnima Sharma was a homemaker.
  • Rohit Sharma also has an elder brother named  Vishal Sharma.
  • In 2015 Rohit Sharma tied his knot with Ritika Sajdeh.
  • Rohit and Ritika were blessed with a baby girl named Samaira Sharma.

Rohit Sharma Career:

Rohit Sharma is one of the Lynchpin in the Indian national squad, he got the limelight in the 2007 T20 world cup where he made his mark in the match against South Africa and won the tournament with the team and later he cemented his spot in the Indian cricket team since 2012 and played crucial role for the team in all the three formats of the game.

Rohit Sharma Biography Covers his entire cricketing journey.

Domestic Career:

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In March 2005 Rohit Sharma first match he played as a List A  player and debuted for the West Zone in the  Deodhar trophy against the Central Zone, Rohit Sharma made his mark in the tournament with a wonderful knock against the North Zone, where he struck an unbeaten 142 runs in just 123 deliveries.

His wonderful knock in the Deodhar trophy gave Rohit Sharma an opportunity to represent  India A team against Australia at Abu Dhabi, and at the same time he was also named among the 30 man squad for the upcoming ICC Champions trophy but failed to get into the  final squad.

In 2006, Rohit Sharma made his India A debut against the New Zealand A team, and in the same year the superstar also made his Ranji Debut for the Mumbai team and he has also part of the victorious Mumbai team and also captains them in 2013-14 season.

Key Points:

  • In 2005 Rohit played his first game for West Zone against Central Zone.
  • In Deodhar trophy he has the highest score of 142 runs to his name.
  • In 2006 Rohit Sharma was part of the Mumbai Ranji team.
  • Rohit also leads the Mumbai team in the Rajni tournament.

Test Career:

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During the master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell series the Superstar Rohit Sharma cricketer made his test debut for the Indian national team against West Indies at Eden Gardens where in his first innings he struck a wonderful 177 runs, the second-best score by a debutant behind Shikhar Dhawan.

In the next match at his home ground, he scored 111, Rohit Sharma test centuries help the Indian team to seal the victory over the counterparts.

Rohit Sharma Biography

With his brilliant debut, Rohit Sharma managed to fix his spot in the Test team but later since 2017-18, he lost his place from the test team and later during the 2018-19 Australian tour he got a recall from the team, the chief selector of BCCI M.S.K Prasad said that his natural playing skills suit the  Australian pitches.

In that match Sharma scored 37 and 1 in the innings and in October 2019 Rohit Sharma crosses the 2000 runs in the Test series against South Africa and also in his first match against South Africa Rohit Sharma Double century was scored in Test Cricket.

In his career, Rohit Sharma has played more than 32 test matches for the Indian national team and he has got six tons to his name.

Key Points:

  • In his debut test, Rohit struck 177 runs against West Indies at Eden Gardens.
  • Rohit made his test debut in Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell series.
  • Rohit has only double hundred in the test against South Africa.
  • So far he has played 37 tests for the team Men in Blues.

ODI Career:

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Rohit Sharma played his first One-day international match against Ireland in 2007, he was placed to bat at the No.7 spot and did not get a chance to bat in that match, later in that same year he played against Pakistan and scored a half-century in that match and was got selected for the 2007-08 Commonwealth Bank Series.

In that series, he has 235 runs to his name with two half-centuries, and in that series, he partnered the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar in a successful run chase in the first final.

Later Rohit Sharma lost his place in the Indian team to Suresh Raina and in 2010 Rohit Sharma scored his first ODI century against Zimbabwe and followed it up in the next match against Sri Lanka where he struck 101, during the 2011 world cup Rohit Sharma had a poor series against South Africa and because of that, he lost his place in the 2011 world cup squad.

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Rohit Sharma ODI performance in 2012 was poor,where in that calendar year he scored only 162 runs with a average of 12.92 with just a single half century, even after that Mahendra Singh Dhoni showed his faith on the sueperstar and picked him for the 2013 ICC Champions trophy and shifted his batting position, he opened that tournament with Shikhar Dhawan  and team India won the ICC Champions trophy.

With that performance the superstar made his position in the Indian national team and he has played 2015 and 2019 world cup matches with the team, Rohit Sharma world cup 2019 performance was something on a different level.

He was in a red hot form he has scored five hundred in that tournament and equaled the record with the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, and Rohit Sharma Centuries in the world cup came in the crucial matches for team India in 2019, but eventually team India lost the Semi-Final against the New Zealand side.

In ODI In 2014, he became the first person to score more than 250 runs in One-Day international cricket. Rohit Sharma 264 against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, With this innings, he became the first player to score two double hundreds in ODIs. His innings of 264 is the highest score by a batsman in an ODI, surpassing 219 by Virender Sehwag.

Rohit Sharma double century list is three which is highest ever by any cricketer in this cricket fraternity.

So far in his career, Rohit Sharma has played more than 200 ODI matches for the team and he has 43 centuries to his name.

Key Points:

  • Rohit made his ODI debut against Ireland in 2007.
  • Rohit Sharma played a crucial part in the 2007-08 Commonwealth Bank Series.
  • 2013 ICC Champions trophy is Rohit Sharma’s first major trophy.
  • In 2019 World cup Rohit Sharma scored five centuries in the tournament.
  • Rohit Sharma is the only player who scores more than 250 in a match (264 against Sri Lanka).
  • In ODI Rohit Sharma is the only player to have three double century to his name.

T20 Career:

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Rohit Sharma made his Twenty 20 debut for the Indian national team in the 2007 T20 world cup match against South Africa where he played a thunderous innings of 50 runs in just 40 balls in the Quarter Finals and on the basis of his Innings team India won the match by 37 runs.

This 2007 T20 World cup was a crucial chapter in Rohit Sharma Biography.

In the Final against Pakistan also Rohit Sharma played a handy innings and scored 30 crucial runs for the team and won the first T20 world cup with the team.

In 2015, Rohit Sharma scored his first Twenty 20 hundred against South Africa and becomes the second Indian batsman to score hundreds in all the three formats of the game, on 2018, Rohit Sharma becomes the second player to score more than 2000 runs in the Twenty 20 format.

Rohit Sharma is the first Indian cricketer to play more than 100 Twenty 20 games.

Key Points:

  • Rohit made his T20 debut in the 2007 world cup against South Africa.
  • Rohit won the first T20 world cup with team India.
  • In 2015 Rohit scored his first T20 international century against South Africa.
  • Rohit Sharma is the first Indian player to play more than 100 T20 international matches.

IPL Career:

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Rohit Sharma IPL journey started with the Deccan Chargers, he played three seasons with them and also won IPL trophy with them but in 2011 Mumbai Indians brought him for US$2 million, and later Rohit Sharma Captain the Mumbai Indian side.

Moving to Mumbai Indians was an important stage in Rohit Sharma Biography, and Rohit Shrma Hatrick in IPL is a unique feat achieved by the Hitman.

Under his leadership, Mumbai Indians won the tournament four times and he is the third-highest run-scorer in the tournament behind Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli, he has 4,898 runs to his name in IPL, and also in 2012, he scored hundred in IPL at Eden Garden against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Key Points:

  • Rohit Played the first three IPL season with Deccan Chargers.
  • In 2011 Rohit Sharma Joined Mumbai Indians.
  • Rohit Sharma has got one hat trick to his name.
  • Rohit Sharma won four IPL trophies with Mumbai Indias.
  • Rohit Sharma is the third-highest run-scorer in IPL.

Rohit Sharma Records and Achievements:

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In the 2015–16 tour of Australia, he scored two consecutive hundreds in the ODI series and a 99 in the final game. Having scored 441 runs in five games, he was the top-scorer and was named the Man-of-the-Series.

On 13 December 2017 in Mohali, Rohit Sharma hit his third double century of 208 runs, not out, as the captain. This was also special to him because he achieved it on his wedding anniversary.

So far Rohit has always hit a century on Ritika’s birthday on their anniversary and on Valentine’s day. Earlier that year On 8 July 2018, during the T20I series against England Rohit Sharma became only the second batsman and first Indian to reach 3 T20I centuries after Colin Munro and also equaled the record of Munro for scoring most number of tons in T20I matches.

After achieving his third T20I century, he too created a unique record for becoming the only batsman to have scored 3 ODI double centuries and 3 T20I centuries. He also became the first batsman to score 3 centuries each in all three forms of international cricket.

Rohit Sharma also equaled the record of Virat Kohli for recording most number of scores in excess of 50 in T20Is. Rohit Sharma also became the fifth overall and second Indian batsman to cross 2000 runs in T20I cricket. He also became the joint second fastest batsman along with Brendon McCullum to reach 2000 T20I runs in terms of number of balls faced.

In December 2017, India captain Virat Kohli was rested for the ODIs and T20I against Sri Lanka, in preparation for India’s tour to South Africa, which began in the first week of January 2018. As a result, Rohit was named the Indian captain for the first time in his career.

India won the ODI series 2–1, their eighth consecutive series win since beating Zimbabwe in June 2016. India won the T20I series 3–0. Rohit Sharma was selected to lead India for the Nidahas Trophy in March 2018 as Virat Kohli was resting.

Rohit Sharma as a captain leads India in the 2018 Asia Cup after Virat Kohli was rested after a rigorous tour of England. India won the tournament after winning the final against Bangladesh

He is holding too many records including the highest individual score in ODI(264), only man to score 150+ score in ODIs seven times breaking David Warner’s and Sachin Tendulkar’s record.

On 1 November 2018, he hit his 200th six in ODIs, becoming the quickest to achieve this feat in terms of the number of innings (187), 4 hundred in T20I, becoming the first man to do so surpassing Colin Munro and many more.


Rohit Sharma was honored with the ‘Arjuna Award’ in 2015.

Awarded the Golden Bat award for scoring most number of runs in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Rohit Sharma Net Worth:


According to Forbes in 2015, Rohit Sharma is one of the top 100 celebrities in India, According to them the net worth of the superstar is around 18.7 million US dollars which is equal to ₹124.5 crores.

Most of his incomes comes from the BCCI contracts, Match Fees, Salaries from the Franchises also he has done many endorsements as well.