Rohit Sharma

Quick Facts:

Birthday: 30th April 1987

Father's name: Gurunath Sharma

Mother's name: Purnima Sharma

Spouse(s): Ritika Sharma

Born In: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Nationality: Indian


Rohit Sharma is an Indian cricketer and sportsperson, well known for his strategic playing and smart batting stance. Rohit currently is the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team and opens in Indian batting line-up. Apart from that, Rohit Sharma is also well known for his fabulous captaincy in IPL, where he leads the team Mumbai Indians, and under his captaincy, Mumbai Indians is the team to win most number of IPL titles.

Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians have won the titles in the year 2013 against Chennai Super Kings, then in the year 2015 against Chennai Super Kings, then in the year 2017 against the team Rising Pune Supergiants and finally they are the defending champions of the year 2019 when they again won the title against Chennai Super Kings.

Apart from this, Rohit Sharma is the only batsman in the world who has reached the prestigious individual score of double century thrice in an ODI cricket match. He is the third Indian as well as international cricketer to touch this landmark after Sachin Tendulkar who hit the first double century in ODI in the month of February 2010 against South Africa, followed by Virendar Sehwag, who touched this milestone on the day of 2nd December 2011. For his first time, he scored a massive 209 runs of innings on the day of 2nd November 2013 against Australia and then he scored a score of 264 against Sri Lanka on the day of 13th November 2014, and then finally against Sri Lanka on the day of 13th December 2017, where he scored 208 runs not out.

Early Life:

Rohit Sharma was born on the day of 30th April 1987 in the area of Bansod, that is located in Nagpur, Maharashtra.His mother is Purnima Sharma who belongs to the city of Visakhapatnam. Whereas his father Gurunath Sharma in his working days, used towork in a role of caretaker of a transport firm in a local storehouse. Rohit was brought up by his uncles and grandparents in the city of Borivalias his father had low income. He often used togo to his parents, who resided in a single-room house in Dombivli, during his weekends. Rohit has a younger sibling, whose name is Vishal Sharma.

Married Life: 

Rohit Sharma engaged with Ritika Sajdeh in the year of 2015. This couple married on 13th December, 2015 and in 2018 they were bleesed with a baby girl name Samayra. 


Rohit Sharma commenced his cricket career for the first time when he started going to a cricket camp in the year of 1999 which was paid by his Uncle’s money. At the camp, he was coached under Dinesh Lad who also adviced Rohit toswitch his school and start to attend Swami Vivekanand International School. Dinesh Lad advised Rohit to do so, as he was the coach of this school and also believed that it had a lot better cricket equipments and facilities compared to his old school. Rohit recollects in his mind about this incident when he told Dinesh that he couldn't afford it, but then Dinesh Lad, who was impressed by Rohit’s skills, helped him to get a scholarship. And this happened which finally allowed Rohit to play and study there for the next four years without spending a penny from his pocket.

In return, Rohit also performed well in the contest and improved his cricket. Actually Rohit’s career didn’t grow as a batsman in its initial stage but he was seen more as an off-spinner who was considered as a backup batsman, who can be called to play at the end. But observing Rohit’s batting stance, Dinesh Lad started recognising his batting ability and put his believe on him, putting him from number eight to directly going and open the innings. As a result, Rohitjust went amazing in the Harris and Giles Shield school cricket tournament, where he scored a century on his debut match as an opener.

In the month of November 2013, during Sachin Tendulkar's farewell series, Rohitdebuted his first test match at Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata against the West Indies. He scored a marvelous 177 run innings, which came up as the second-best score on debut match by any Indian batsman, after Shikhar Dhawan, who scored an innings of 187 runs. After the first innings, in his second time, he went on to a score of 111 not out, which was also played at his home ground in the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Since Rohit was not the part of the test series team in the season of 2017–18, he went on the next season of 2018–19 tour of Australia after earning a recall earlier. The Chief selector of that season, who was M. S. K. Prasad reasoned out his natural game abilitywhich totally suited the bouncy Australian pitches. Rohit played his first international test match in Adelaide, where he scored an innings of 37 runs and then just 1, but it ended in the Indian Victory.

During his first Test, he went through a minor injury which made him to miss the next Test in Perth. He then gradually recovered for the Boxing Day in the third test match, which was scheduled at Melbourne and there, he scored an innings of 63 runs not out to help India stand a total of 443 runs at the loss of 7 wickets. Later, they won both of the test and also the series. Following the third Test match, Rohit had to go back to India as his daughter was born at that time.


  • He is the vice-captain of International Indian Cricket Team.
  • He is the captain of team Mumbai Indians in Indian Premiere League.
  • Under his captaincy, Mumbai Indians has won 4 IPL trophies that is the most by any team in entire Indian Premiere League.
  • He is the only Indian as well as International batsman to hit double century thrice in the international cricket.
  • He holds the score of the highest individual score in the international ODI cricket.

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