Rohit Sharma: A Journey of Becoming the Hitman of Cricket

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Rohit Sharma is one of the most adored Indian cricketers and undoubtedly the cleanest striker of the ball. It's just more than anything, seeing those pleasurable fours and sixes, nothing can beat that sensation. He is presently the vice-captain of an incredible Indian team in white-ball cricket. Fans across the world have tagged him as "Hitman" for his exquisite hard-hitting ability.

Rohit's journey has been full of suspense and thrill, started his cricketing career with a bang, then failed multiple times to show his potential. Nevertheless, it is truly said, legends don't give up, they cultivate themselves to become the master of their journey. That's what Rohit Sharma did, emerged from the dark phase to experience the shimmering light of prosperity.

Rohit Sharma Profile

Full Name Rohit Gurunath Sharma
Nicknames Hitman/Shaana/Ro
Age and Date of Birth 33 Years (In 2021), 30, April 1987
Birth Place Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Profession Cricketer
Batting Style Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style Right-arm Offbreak
Jersey Number 45 (India/ Mumbai Indians)
Test Debut vs West Indies, Nov 6, 2013
ODI Debut vs Ireland, Jun 23, 2007
T20 Debut vs England, Sep 19, 2007
Domestic Team Mumbai
IPL Team Deccan Chargers(2008-10), Mumbai Indians(2011-Present)
IPL Debut vs KKR, Apr 20, 2008
Mother’s Name Purnima Sharma
Father’s Name Gurunath Sharma
Spouse Ritika Sajdeh
Children Samaira (Daughter)
Net Worth Rs. 160 crore ($22 million)

Rohit Sharma Age, Height and Hobbies

The Hitman of the Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma, was born on 30 April 1987 in Nagpur, Maharashtra. He got a chubby personality with a childlike face. Rohit Sharma is famous for forgetting his belongings regularly. He is also a funny character, used to do a lot of fun with his teammates. Let’s know more about Hitman Sharma’s physical traits and personality:

  • Rohit Sharma is 33 years old as of 2021 and one of the senior players of the Indian team. He is not a fitness freak but maintains a balanced diet.
  • Rohit Sharma’s height is 173 cm (5 ft 8 inches). Rohit Sharma’s height is average with dark brown eyes and black coloured hair.
  • In addition to cricket, Hitman Sharma likes travelling, watching movies and playing video games.

Rohit Sharma Family, Early Childhood and Domestic Career

  • Rohit Gurunath Sharma was born in a middle-class family in Bansod in Nagpur, to Gurunath Sharma and Purnima Sharma. He married his dream girl in 2015. In 2018, Rohit Sharma’s daughter, Samaira became Rohit Sharma’s family’s newest member.
  • His father worked as a caretaker of a warehouse. Sadly, Rohit father's income was insufficient to raise and give him a meaningful life. He along with his younger brother Vishal went to his grandparent's house and brought up there.
  • Rohit showed his interest in cricket when he was only 8 years old. He attended a coaching camp and impressed the organisers with his potential.
  • Rohit's domestic journey with West Zone in Deodhar Trophy in 2005. He performed exceptionally well in the tournament and gained attention from the selectors.
  • He made his first-class debut for India A in 2006, and later joined Mumbai in the 2006-07 session in Ranji. Following year, Rohit earned a place in the Indian T20 squad for the World Cup.

Rohit Sharma Personal Life and Wonderful Marriage Journey

  • Rohit Sharma married his love life Ritika Sajdeh on 13 December 2015 in Mumbai. Rohit Sharma’s wife and him started dating each other after being friends for a period.
  • In late 2018, just three years after their wedding, the couple gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Samaira.
  • In recent years, Rohit Sharma’s Wife Ritika Sajdeh and his baby girl Samira are seen motivating Hitman from the stands during matches.

Rohit Sharma Stats

Statistics Test ODI T20 IPL
Matches 38 227 111 201
Innings 64 220 103 196
Not-Out 08 32 14 28
Runs 2615 9205 2864 5249
Batting Average 46.70 48.96 32.18 31.24
Ball-Faced 4478 10354 2061 4019
Batting Strike Rate 58.40 88.90 138.96 130.60
Best Score 212 264 118 109
Half Centuries 12 43 22 39
Centuries 07 29 04 01
Double Centuries 01 03 00 00
Total Fours/Sixes 274/59 832/244 252/133 459/214

Hitman’s ODI Career

Rohit Sharma is the most stylish batsman in the cricketing world. His impressive records in ODI contemplated him as a legend of this beautiful game. He scored some of the classic and most amazing centuries in his career. The innings of 264 runs against Sri Lanka is the most cherished among all the Rohit Sharma centuries .

Early Promises and Struggle for Consistency

  • Rohit Sharma stepped into ODI for the first time in 2007, just after the T20 world cup. He was called up against Ireland in June 2007.
  • During those days, he used to bat in middle-order or sometimes lower order. Rohit failed to make any critical impact on team performance with his batting.
  • Hitman got his first half-century in 2007 against Pakistan and then 2nd fifty against Sri Lanka in 2008 during the triangular series in Australia.
  • Due to fluctuation in Rohit's batting position and inconsistent performance, he lost his place in the Indian squad. However, in 2010, he bounced back and scored two successive centuries against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka.

Missing out ODI World Cup 2011 and Reincarnation

  • Despite being one of the most elegant batsmen, Hitman Sharma failed to secure a spot in the World Cup squad. The analyst and cricket lovers tagged him as the most talented player but failed to reach the potential.
  • In 2012, Rohit's dismal form went on and he only managed to score 162 averaging 12.92. However, the captain MS Dhoni has always faith in Rohit's potential and selected him for ICC Champions Trophy 2013, also changed his batting position.
  • He became an opener and opened with Shikhar Dhawan . Team India was crowned with ICC Champions Trophy that year. Rohit's performance improved immensely with the change in batting position.

Developed as a Legendary Batsman

  • In late 2013, Rohit Sharma double century (209 runs) against Australia surprised the cricketing world. He became the third Indian batsman to achieve this remarkable feat after Sachin Tendulkar and Sehwag. This wonderful inning provided immense thrusts to his career.
  • The saga continued and in 2014, Rohit Sharma 264 runs inning against Sri Lanka, showed his true potential. The cricketing pundits and fans went gaga over this stunning performance. Rohit with double centuries became the first player to score that.
  • Boosted with confidence, Rohit had created a buzz all around the cricketing world. He was labelled as Ro-Hitman Sharma , due to his destructive batting style. His 2015 World Cup performance was impressive but a tragic defeat in the semi-final ruined all expectations.
  • Hitman Sharma went on with his blistering form and achieved several feats in a short period. Again, the lion showed his prowess and in 2017, he scored his third double-century against his favourite opponent at Sri Lanka .

Incredible Accomplishments in 2019 World Cup

  • If the World Cup was characterized in terms of batting, Rohit Sharma is the essence of the tournament. He was in red hot form in the tournament and smashed strikingly 5 centuries and 2 half-centuries.
  • Rohit Sharma World Cup runs (648) was the talking of the tournament. However, India’s exit in the semis with the miraculous run-out of MS Dhoni had shattered all dreams.
  • Hitman Sharma finished 2019 with 1490 runs, most by any batsmen in the world that year. The following year 2020, was a nightmare for humanity due to the deadly Coronavirus. No major event took place this year.

This was a perfect timeline of Hitman’s ODI career. However, Rohit Sharma highest score is 264 runs in ODI and it perfectly demonstrates his ability.

Hitman’s Test Career

  • Rohit Sharma has been always contemplated as a stylish batsman for ODI and T20, but only a few people thought that he could be equally good in red-ball cricket. Rohit accepted this challenge and evolved as a classic test batsman. Nevertheless, his journey in Test cricket is full of twists and turns.
  • Rohit started his Test career with a bang, scoring 177 runs in his debut in 2013 against West Indies. Rohit Sharma’s stats also show that he also smashed a stunning century in the very next match.
  • In the next few years, he struggled immensely with his inconsistent performance. Rohit failed to capitalise on the bestowed opportunity and had to sit out of the team most of the time.
  • In 2018-19, he was promoted to the top order and Rohit grabbed this opportunity with both hands and performed impressively. After that, Rohit Sharma stats in red-ball cricket are much better.

Hitman’s T20 Career

  • Coming into T20 format, one can hardly find any better batsman than Rohit Sharma. He made his debut for India in the T20 World Cup in South Africa back in 2007. His unbeaten half-century in a do-or-die match with South Africa was the highlight of his overall performance.
  • Rohit had seen several rough patches in his starting phase. The next fifty comes almost two years later. In 2010, he performed decently and one of the memorable innings was against Aussies in the World Cup, scoring quick 79 runs off 46 balls.
  • However, after getting promoted to the opening position, Rohit performed exceptionally well in both T20 and ODI.
  • In 2015, he scored his first international T20 century against South Africa and became the only second Indian player to score a hundred in all formats.
  • He continued to devastate the opponent bowler with his relentless hitting ability, the crisp drive, smashing flat and monstrous six effortlessly. It is a treat to watch Rohit batting.
  • Rohit has scored an overall four-ton in his T20 career till now, most by any cricketer. He is also the second leading run-scorer for India just behind King Kohli .

Rohit Sharma Records and Awards

Rohit has earned numerous milestones and attained impressive feats. Certainly, he is the most feared batsman in the world right now and still going strong as ever. Let's, check out Rohit Sharma records that make him stand ahead of others:

  • He holds the record of scoring the highest individual runs in an ODI match (264 runs, against Sri Lanka)
  • Rohit Sharma’s 3 double-centuries makes him the only player to do so in ODI history.
  • Rohit Sharma is also the first and only batsman to score four tons in T20 in the world.
  • He currently holds a record of hitting maximum sixes in ODI (244) and T20 (133) by any Indian player.
  • Rohit Sharma is the only player to amass more than 150+ in an innings for a record 8 times.
  • Most runs by an Indian against Aussies in ODI in Australia (171 runs).
  • He also holds the record for the most number of centuries in a single edition of the World Cup. In the 2019 World Cup, Rohit smashed unbelievably 5 centuries.
  • Further, Rohit also equally holds the record of scoring a total of 6 centuries in the World Cup.
  • He received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2020) and Arjuna Award (2015) prestigious awards for his contribution to the game:

Rohit Sharma Hattrick

Unbelievable? But, Yes! It is true. Rohit Sharma took a hattrick against Mumbai Indians on 6 May 2009. Presently, he is the captain of Mumbai Indians, what an irony!

In 2009 IPL, Rohit represented the Deccan Chargers and miraculously ended up taking a hattrick. It was the match-winning spell, 2 overs, 6 runs and 4 wickets. The spell turned the table and Deccan Chargers emerged as the winning team.

In addition, Rohit’s IPL history makes him the sole player to have a century along with a hat trick on his name.

Rohit Sharma IPL Journey

Rohit Sharma, the most successful captain of cricket carnival IPL and has been crowned with IPL trophy for a record five times for Mumbai Indians. Apart from his impressive captaincy skill, he is one of the leading run-scorers in the IPL. Let's take a glimpse of the wonderful Rohit Sharma IPL journey:

2008-10: A Budding Star in a Squad of Legends

  • As a youngster, Rohit had got the splendid start with Deccan Chargers in 2008, the team comprising legends only. In his first edition, Rohit amassed a decent 404 runs in 13 matches.
  • Following year, in 2009 IPL, Rohit failed to impress with his batting but he got his maiden and only hat trick till now. This year Deccan Charges sealed the IPL title and toppled the previous year's failure.
  • In 2010, he performed decently and scored 404 runs in 16 matches. Rohit had developed his batting skills and slowly climbed the ladder of success.

2011-13: Embracing the New Journey and Evolved as a Leader

  • The year 2011 was one of the biggest turnarounds of Rohit's IPL journey. He was purchased for $ 2 million by Mumbai Indians in a fresh auction. Within no time, Rohit became a crucial character of the revival of the mighty Mumbai Indians. He scored splendid 372 runs in the tournament and guided the team in arduous situations.
  • In 2012 IPL, Rohit emerged as a power-packed batsman by hitting his maiden and the only ton in this mega-event. Under the guidance of Sachin, he earned a prominent place in the adventurous batting lineup of Mumbai Indians.
  • One year that sums up Rohit’s IPL credibility is 2013. This year he took a quantum leap in his career. He was bestowed with the captaincy of the team. Rohit capitalized on this opportunity and clinched the maiden IPL title. It was a splendid series with his bat, he amassed an enormous 538 runs in the tournament.

2014-16: Establishing his Empire with Enthusiasm

  • In 2014, Mumbai Indians failed to retain the trophy and lost the final to Chennai. Rohit performed decently and emerged as an impressive commander.
  • Next year in 2015, the Hitman bounced back amazingly and won the IPL title by beating Chennai Super Kings in the final. He guided his team to win the trophy in the finals and earned the man of the match award in the finals. Hitman Sharma scored a stunning 482 runs in this edition.

2017-20: Journey of Becoming the most Successful Captain

  • Once again in 2017, Rohit Sharma led his adventurous team to clinch the IPL crown. He had performed according to his potential but made the difference with his impeccable captaincy skills.
  • In 2018, Mumbai failed to qualify for the playoffs and lost a match to Delhi in a do-or-die match. This year, Rohit’s stats and records showed his worst performance ever in his IPL career. He couldn't even cross 300 runs in the tournament.
  • Rohit has been always known for his remarkable comeback and history repeated once again. In 2019, after a dismal performance in the previous year, Mumbai Indians turned the table and crowned its 4th IPL trophy under the reign of Rohit Sharma. This made him the most successful captain of IPL history, surpassing MS Dhoni who had 3 titles in his bucket.
  • The remarkable performance continued and once again, Mumbai Indians, in 2020 was crowned with the IPL title, under the leadership of Hitman. This was the record 5th title for him as a captain.

Rohit Sharma IPL Team 2021

Rohit Sharma will be stepping into the ground in 2021 to defend his crown. Mumbai Indians (MI) are the current title holders of the IPL. It is the most successful franchise in the history of IPL and has been crowned with the IPL trophy for a record 5 times. One most crucial aspect is that all the titles were clinched in Rohit's reign.

According to Rohit stats and records , Rohit has led his team to crown the IPL trophy impressively five times in the years 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020. He is also the most successful captain in the history of IPL.

In 2021, Mumbai Indians retained most of its players along with adding few power-packed performers through auction.

Rohit Sharma and Co will walk on the ground to complete the hat-trick, they have already won successive IPL titles in 2019 and 2020.

Here is the complete squad of Rohit Sharma IPL team: Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav , Ishan Kishan (WK), Quinton de Kock (WK),  Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya , Rahul Chahar,  Piyush Chawla, Anukul Roy, Chris Lynn, Jasprit Bumrah , Anmolpreet Singh, Trent Boult , Jayant Yadav, Nathan Coulter Nile , Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Marco Jansen, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Arjun Tendulkar

Rohit Sharma Net Worth

Rohit Sharma is one of the most loved Indian cricket. His performance both on and off the pitch is equally impressive. The popularity of Rohit has made him a youth icon. Just like his incredible performance in recent years with batting, Rohit also has earned enormous amounts of fortune. Let's drizzle some more lights on his accumulated wealth:

  • In 2020 alone, he earned around Rs. 54 crores, making him one of the most profitable cricketers. Presently, Rohit Sharma net worth is more than Rs. 160 crore ($ 22 million).
  • He resides with his family in the posh area of Mumbai. His flat is on the 29th floor of Ahuja Towers in Worli, which has an amazing view of the almighty Arabian sea. The flat's price is estimated to be Rs 30 crores.
  • Rohit Sharma’s net worth makes him also currently one of the biggest celebrities in India and has an enormous fan base. People like to see him in commercial advertisements. He earns a hefty sum by endorsing prominent brands such as Maggi, Nissan, Aristocrat, Adidas, Oppo, Lays, etc.
  • Coming to the annual salary, Rohit is on the A+ category player list and entitled to receive 7 crores in a year. Also, he gets routine payments for playing the matches. The payment structure is 15 lakh/per Test match, 6 lakh/per ODI and 3 lakh/per T20.
  • Rohit Sharma is the captain of Mumbai Indians, the most successful team of IPL. It has won the IPL title for unprecedented 5 times and all during the reign of Rohit. He received 15 crores per season.

Rohit Sharma FAQs

Can Rohit Sharma break Sachin's record?

Honestly, no. It is very difficult for Rohit Sharma’s records to break the Sachin Record (God of Cricket). However, Sachin himself mentioned Rohit or Virat could break his record. Clearly, Sachin's total runs, centuries, half-centuries, are much ahead of Rohit's stats. Nevertheless, cricket is a game of miracle. Anything can happen.

Who is the highest individual run scorer in odi?

Rohit Sharma holds the record of scoring the highest individual run in an ODI match. He scored an unbelievable 264 runs against Sri Lanka in the year 2014.

How much Rohit Sharma earns?

Rohit Sharma’s income aka his annual earnings- 54.29 crores in 2020. Rohit Sharma’s income includes annual salary for BCCI, IPL franchise and several brand advertisements.

What is the nickname of Rohit Sharma?

The popularly known nickname of Rohit Sharma is "Hitman" and was bestowed seeing the devastating batting style. Ravi Shastri coined this nickname for the first time after Rohit's 209 runs against Australia. People also denote Rohit with other nicknames such as Shaana, Ro, and Ro-Hitman Sharma.

Is Rohit Sharma a Punjabi?

No, he is not Punjabi. Rohit Sharma family is a mix of Marathi and Telugu culture. His mother Purnima Sharma hails from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh and his father belongs to Maharashtra. So, you can say that Rohit Sharma’s family belongs to a Marathi-Telugu background.

Who is called as Hitman?

Rohit Sharma, an elegant opening batsman of the Indian cricket team is popularly known as the Hitman. The term was given to him for his destructive batting style and hitting pleasurable sixes effortlessly.

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