Rohit Gurunath Sharma aka Rohit Sharma is an Indian Professional Cricket Player and currently serves as the Vice-captain of the National Team alongside Captain Virat Kohli for limited over matches. Rohit Sharma has been playing cricket since the Age of 12 when he joined his first Cricket Camp. The journey ahead has just been a dream come true for any cricketer who wished to represent the country. Rohit Sharma also met his Wife throughout his career and has a daughter Samaira with whom he shares a lot of Photos. Rohit Sharma celebrated his 33rd Birthday this year but his career is at its peak. He is also said to be one of the best skilled and talented batsmen India has got. And his statistics speak for themselves.
Childhood of Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma every year celebrates his Birthday on 30th April. Born into a not very well to do family in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Because of the very weak of his parents’ financial situation he had to live with his grandparents throughout his childhood. Rohit Sharma only visited his parents on Birthdays and special occasions.
He started with his cricketing skills in 1999 when he joined a camp by borrowing money from his uncle. Rohit Sharma met his first coach there, who saw the talent in a 12-year-old and asked him to change his school. To get better support in the field of cricket and managed him to get a scholarship and helped him from there moving forward.
At the Age of 18, Rohit Sharma found his way to the List A team and at that time batted at number 8 and helped to win his first match and remaining not out. He had debuted his career alongside his now national teammates Jadeja and Pujara.
He then got an opportunity to play first-class cricket as a player in the India A vs New Zealand in 2006. Throughout his domestic career of Ranjhi Trophy and First Class Format, he played for Mumbai. And also began with making records in the domestic tournaments as well. Rohit Sharma scored 309 not out, the highest score in his career against the team of Gujrat.
International Breakthrough of Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma has played all formats of cricket for the Indian team and has to lead them to many victories single-handedly. He got his breakthrough in 2013 after waiting for a long time and has never looked back after that.
Rohit Sharma got his first test cap in 2013 at the Age of 26. When he got a spot in the playing xi of the Indian Team in the farewell series of the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar. And left with an impactful performance of scoring 177 in the first test match. Followed by 111 in the second.
But again he was left out of the squad for quite a long time. But got a spot in the team for the Australian Tour of 2018-19. Where he scored decent runs but could complete the tour as he had to return to India. Where Rohit Sharma’s Wife was giving birth to their first Baby Girl.
To date, Rohit Sharma has played a total of 34 matches in the Test International and has given decent performances and scored 2141 runs with an avg. of above 40. With a top score of 212 against South Africa while batting at the second position.
One Day International Career
Rohit Sharma’s International Debut came with his debut in the ODIs at the age of 20. Where he played against Ireland in Belfast. But since back in the days he batted lower down the order, he did not get a chance to bat in his debut match. But, in his second series as the Common Wealth Bank Series, he scored a total of 235 runs and two half-centuries. Which officially began his career as a batsman for the national team.
But, his career saw a downfall after that. Since he was not able to perform, he was dropped out of the team and his spots kept on shuffling with Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli. But his 309 runs in Ranjhi Trophy brought him back in the team. And he started his performance with a maiden century. He has been out of form afterward, but MS Dhoni kept on showing faith in him. Following which Rohit Sharma started opening the innings for India alongside Shikhar Dhawan in the 2013 Champions Trophy. And this change proved to be successful as India won the tournament defeating the host England in the finals.
Following the change in the order in Rohit Sharma’s batting position, he started scoring runs for his team. And also scored the highest number of runs in one match 264 of 173 deliveries. Making a world record against Sri Lanka in Kolkata, on 13th November 2014.
World Cup Edition
Following his World Class performance, Rohit Sharma also made his ICC Cricket World Cup debut Appearance in 2015. Where he scored 330 runs with one century. But India could only make it to the semi-finals stage. His second appearance in the World Cup 2019 came with him scoring 5 centuries in a single World Cup Edition and equalized the record of Sachin Tendulkar. His World Cup ended with a total of 648 runs and also won the Golden Bat award for the most number of runs.
To date, as Rohit Sharma turns 33 according to his Birthday he has played a total of 224 matches for the national team. And has scored 9115 runs and counting as he still continues to play and score run for the team. His batting average is 50 runs and has scored 29 centuries with two double centuries of 264 and 208 runs. And 43 half-centuries for the nation.
T20 International Career
Rohit Sharma’s T20 career began back in 2007, in the T20 World Cup. And his runs proved to be match-winning as well as tournament winning for the Indian Team lead by then captain MS Dhoni (Click Here to read more about him). During the knockout, he made 50 runs off 40 deliveries which lead India to face Pakistan in the finals. And played a match-winning knock of 30 runs of 16 deliveries and remained not out. And India picked up the T20 World Cup Trophy.
Rohit Sharma’s T20 career has just risen from that time. He has scored 2773 runs to date in his journey of 108 matches for the Indian National Team with an average of 32 runs. And has scored the highest of 118 runs with 4 centuries and 21 half-centuries.
Indian Premier League Career
Sharma has also had a very successful ongoing career in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In 2008, he started his career as a player in Deccan Chargers. But was sold to Mumbai Indian in the auction of 2011 and has been a part of the team for the last decade. His success started in the team when Rohit was appointed as the captain of the team in 2013. And his team Mumbai Indians has won the tournament four times under his leadership.
Sharma’s career in IPL has been successful for him as a player as well. He has scored 5000+ runs in the tournament with one century to his name. And is third in the race of highest run-scorer behind Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli.
Rohit Sharma shares a very intimate life with his family and Wife. Rohit Sharma met his now Wife Ritika Sajdeh in a sports event as she was a sports manager back then and had the player on her list. Their first meeting turned into a very strong friendship. After some time their friendship became deeper and Rohit Sharma proposed to her for marriage. And later at the Age of 28 in 2015, Rohit Sharma married her.
In 2018, Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh gave birth to their Daughter Samaira Sharma. He was on national duty when his wife gave birth to their daughter. And he came back to be his newborn. Rohit Sharma a year later celebrated her first Birthday in the Maldives and shared a lot of Photos together.
Rohit Sharma Towards the Society
Rohit Sharma along with his Wife have together worked towards giving back to the environment and the society in the form of animal welfare, children’s welfare, and health. In 2015 he became a part of the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). He worked on various campaigns with them. His first campaign was the sterilization campaign for the homeless cats and dogs in India. Because he saw the homeless crisis for the strays. Whose only solution was to keep their population in control by sterilization.
His second campaign was against the illegal poaching that happened in Africa and was a part of saving the last White Rhinoceros. In 2017 he also made merchandise of his Jersey Number 45, selling clothes and mobile covers. And all the earnings from the merchandise went into the welfare of the animals. Later, Rohit Sharma was announced as the WWF Rhino ambassador. Which was the follow-up campaign he wanted to do after he met the last surviving White Male Rhinoceros. And also shared his views on he finds this campaign to be so important. And when the Last White Rhinoceros breathed his last, he also made a post on his social media.
FAQs Regarding Rohit Sharma and his cricket journey
Sharma is considered to be one of the best batsmen India has got. He is said to blessed with the kind he plays his shot, with elegance is really beautiful. All of this comes to Rohit Sharma because he started to play from a very young Age. And all of it came true as Rohit Sharma approached his 18th Birthday to play professionally. With all of this, he is an attacking player by his style of play. Though he has bowled a few overs in his career and is an off-spinner. He is a great asset to the team with his fielding skills and usually is seen fielding in the slips.
Sharma is one of a million kinds of players. And his statistics show is proof of it. And because of his stats, he holds the second position around the world in the limited over cricket of 50 overs. He his behind the Indian Captain Virat Kohli who holds the World Number One position by leading at 871 and Sharma following with 855 as his ratings.
The Net Worth of Rohit Sharma as of 2020 is around $16.6 million per year. A major of his earnings come from the contracts that he has signed up with his IPL Team Mumbai Indian and with an A-level contract with the Indian Team. Another part of his income comes from the commercial endorsements he does with various brands, such as Hublot, Addidas, Relispray, etc.
Editor’s Note | Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma during the pandemic was seen spending time with his Wife and Daughter. All the sports events throughout the world were either postponed or canceled due to the virus. But now as the world has started to resume back, he is seen playing the IPL in Dubai. And is seen leading his team from the front. Rohit Sharma is also accompanied by his Wife and Daughter for the season and is seen spending a lot of time together.