Rohit Gurunath Sharma (born 30 April 1987) is an Indian international cricketer who is the vice-captain of the India national team in limited-overs formats. He is a right-handed batsman and was an occasional right-arm off break bowler. He plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket and captains Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
Having started his international career at the age of 20, Sharma quickly came to be pegged by many analysts as a permanent fixture in the Indian cricket team in the next decade. He made his ODI debut on 23 June 2007 against Ireland. In CT 2013, he started playing as an opening batsman for India ODI team and performed consistently. He scored consecutive centuries in his first two Test matches against the West Indies in November 2013, scoring 177 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on debut, followed by a score of 111* in the next Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. He played 108 ODIs before playing his maiden Test.
On 13 November 2014, Rohit Sharma scored 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, which is the highest individual score in ODIs and second in overall limited 50 over match.
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 an elder brother, Vishal Sharma.
Records and Achievements
- On 13 November 2014, Sharma became the highest individual ODI scorer with 264 runs against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. He, on that day, also became the only player to hit more than one double centuries in ODI cricket match
- Sharma broke the record set by Shane Watson for Most runs from fours and sixes in an innings by scoring 186 runs in boundaries
- With 33 fours, Sharma hit the most number of fours in
an ODI innings.
- On 11 October 2015, he scored 150 in Kanpur against South Africa, making it the highest ODI score in Kanpur
- Sharma has the highest number of sixes, 16, in
an ODI innings.
- On 12 January 2016, Sharma scored 171* against Australia in a one-day international between India and Australia at Perth. This is the highest score by a visiting batsman against Australia in Australia. The previous top score against Australia in Australia was Viv Richards’ 153 not out at the MCG in 1979–80.
- On 13 December 2017, Rohit scored 208* against Sri Lanka to register his 3rd ODI double-century of his career, becoming the only batsman to score three double centuries in ODI history.
- Highest scorer in ODIs in 2017 with his knock of 208*.
- Highest scorer for India in ODIs in 2018 with his knock of 162
- Highest scorer for India in ODIs in 2017 with his knock of 208*
- Highest scorer for India in ODIs in 2016 with his knock of 171*
- Highest scorer for India in ODIs in 2015 with his knock of 150.
- Highest scorer in ODIs in 2014 with his knock of 264.
- Highest scorer for India in ODIs in 2014 with his knock of 264.
- Highest scorer in ODIs in 2013 with his knock of 209.
- Highest scorer for India in ODIs in 2013 with his knock of 209.
- Rohit Sharma is the only man to score 150+ score in ODIs seven times breaking David Warner’s and Sachin Tendulkar’s record
- Rohit Sharma is the only player to Score 7 150+ in ODIs.
- Rohit Sharma is the only player to score 150+ runs and take 3 catches in an ODI match.
- Rohit Sharma is the only Indian Batsman who has outscored the opposition at two different
occasionin a completed ODI match.
- Rohit Sharma became the second player to hit two 150+ scores in an ODI series after Hamilton Masakadza against Kenya at home in 2009.
- 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).
- Second Indian captain to score a double century in ODIs after Virender Sehwag.
- Fastest Indian opener and the second fastest opener in the world to 5000 ODI runs. He took 102 innings to do so, only behind Hashim Amla who took 100 innings to achieve the milestone.
- Fastest Indian opener and the second fastest opener in the world to 4000 ODI runs. He took 83 innings to do so, only behind Hashim Amla who took 79 innings to achieve the milestone.
Rohit Sharma Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth
|Real Name||Rohit Gurunath Sharma|
|Nickname||Hitman, Ro, Shaana|
|Profession||Indian Cricketer (Batsman)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||5’ 8” (173 cm)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lbs)|
|Body Measurements||40-31-12Chest Size – 40 Inches|
Waist Size – 31 Inches
Biceps Size – 12 Inches
Body Shape – Hourglass
Shoe Size- 10 (US)
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||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
|Jersey Number||#45 (India)|
|Domestic/State Team||Mumbai, Mumbai Indians|
|Nature on field||Calm|
|Likes to play against||Pakistan, Australia|
|Favourite Shot||Pull shot|
|Records||> Highest individual score in an ODI match (264 runs).|
> The first player to score 2 double centuries in ODIs.
> Shares the record for most number of 6s in an ODI match (16 sixes), joining AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle.
> Second Indian player after Suresh Raina to have scored a century in each of the 3 formats (Test, ODI, T20).
> Highest ODI score by a visiting batsman against Australia in Australia (171 runs).
* Third Indian player to score more than 1,000 runs against Australia in ODIs, joining Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni.
|Date of Birth||30 April 1987|
|Age (2019)||32 Years|
|Birth Place||Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Nagpur, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Swami Vivekanand International School and Junior College, Mumbai|
Our Lady of Vailankanni High School, Mumbai
|Educational Qualifications||12th standard|
|Family||Father- Gurunath Sharma|
Mother- Purnima Sharma
Brother- Vishal Sharma (Younger)
|Address||A 4-BHK apartment in Ahuja Towers, Worli, Mumbai|
|Hobbies||Travelling, Watching Movies, Playing Table Tennis & Video Games|
|Favourite Cricketers||Batsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag|
Bowler : Harbhajan Singh
|Favourite Food||Aloo Parantha, Chinese cuisine, eggs|
|Favourite Actors||Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan|
|Favourite Actresses||Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone, Megan Fox, Blake Lively|
|Favourite Films||> Bollywood: Veer-Zara, Hera Pheri, Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander, Border|
> Hollywood: The Avengers, Iron Man, The Dark Night Rises
|Favourite Directors||David Dhawan, Priyadarshan, Imtiaz Ali, James Cameron|
|Favourite Songs||Tere Liye Hum Hai Jiye from the film Veer-Zaara (2004), Started From The Bottom by Drake|
|Favourite Car||Aston Martin|
|Favourite Hotel||Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius|
|Favourite Destination||New York|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Girlfriends||> Sofia Hayat (Actress, Rumour)> Ritika Sajdeh (Sports Manager)|
|Wife||Ritika Sajdeh (Sports manager, m.2015-present)|
|Marriage Date||13 December 2015|
|Cars Collection||BMW M5 Series|
|Salary (2018)||RETAINER FEE: 1 crore (INR)|
TEST FEE: 15 lakh (INR)
ODI FEE: 6 lakh (INR)
T20 FEE: 3 lakh (INR)
|Net Worth||$18.7 Million|