Biography of Rohit Sharma:-Rohit Sharma was born on 30 April 1987 in Nagpur India. Rohit Sharma has strong nerves and calmness that is exemplary for budding cricketers, especially for opening batsmen, he came from a humble background making his way to the top with continuous efforts and training. Rohit was raised by his uncles as his father was unable to bear all of his expenses, he was later selected by SVIS on sports scholarship with the full exemption in school fee. Under Dinesh Lad’s captaincy, Rohit became a quality off-spinner and then a lower and middle order batsman.
Rohit finally got his rhythm when he first opened the innings finding him at a comfortable spot while batting as a spear head of batting attack. Rohit Sharma’s attitude and cricket evolved through practice in thirteen years before being one of the greatest openers for India at the moment. His wrist power along with sweet and cracking shot selection and timing make him one of the most valuable and somewhat unpredictable players in ODI Cricket. He is from Nagpur, Rohit and Sachin Tendulkar play for the same domestic club. At once time was regarded as an heir to the number-4 spot left vacant by Sachin Tendulkar. He ended up pairing with master blaster Sachin in ODIs to open the innings. When he’s in form, no force can stop him from converting his fifty to hundred and sometimes, a hundred to a double hundred.
Biography of Rohit Sharma
- Born:- 30 April 1987 (age 30), Nagpur, India
- Height:- 1.74 m
- Spouse:- Ritika Sajdeh (m. 2015)
- Years:- Team
- Siblings:- Vishal Sharma
- Did You Know:- Rohit Sharma has the highest individual score (264) in ODIs in a single innings.
Early Education & Domestic Cricket
Rohit Sharma started his international cricket when he was 20 years old on tour to Ireland. He didn’t bat in his first international match. Before making his ODI debut, he played for West Zone in thefirst-class circuit. He made his first-class debut against Central Zone in Dheodar Trophy in 2005 season. Later, Rohit Sharma was named for India A squad touring UAE and Australia, in the next year, Rohit was expected to make his debut in Champions Trophy. In July 2006, Rohit Sharma played for India A against New Zealand A team. In the same season, he made his debut for Mumbai team in Ranji Trophy. His double century against Gujarat was delightful and an important part of the winning campaign for Mumbai, he later scored a much-needed fifty in a final match won by Mumbai. His contributions for Mumbai earned him the captaincy for Mumbai Indian in IPL in 2013 season of India’s T20 league.
Rohit Sharma was part of India Under-19 team for 2006 Under-19 World Cup held in Sri Lanka. Rohit Sharma batted at number 3 for the whole tournament, he was selected for the Under-19 squad as a specialist off-spin bowler and an occasional batsman.
International Career of Rohit Sharma
After making his debut against Ireland, Rohit was given a full chance to express his talents in the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup 2007. The cup was won by India, Rohit’s contribution was a match winning half century against South Africa that moved India to semifinals, his quick 30 runs innings helped India post a defendable target in the final match. He had another half century in CB Series the same year, he averaged 33.5 in the tournament. After that, Rohit’s chances in ODI squad became dimmer with time. There was no place for him in the squad as Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli, and Suresh Raina, all were doing great leaving no place for Sharma.
The next six years were full of despair and struggle for such a talent. Sharma returned to domestic cricket, this time he scored a triple century in the 2009-10 season that got him a return call from the selection committee. He warmed bench and returned from Bangladesh without playing a single match. In 2010, Rohit Sharma was called by BCCI to replace injured Laxman, he was all set to make his Test debut, his dream was delayed as he became injured few minutes before getting his test cap.
In between 2007 and 2013, Rohit scored his first ODI century against minnows Zimbabwe and another one against Srilanka in 2010. However, his performances weren’t convincing enough to place him in all-important ICC Cricket World Cup 2011. He was dropped from the playing squad, though he was doing good in IPL at that time. After a triumphant World Cup win, when India toured the Caribbean, many star players were rested that gave a golden opportunity to Rohit to showcase his unexploited talents to the board. Rohit was a man of the match in the first ODI, he repeated the classic style and crucial 86-run knock to help India win the third ODI. Rohit Sharma was declared man of the series. His good form earned him a place in ODI squad for a series against strong opposition, Australia.
Rohit Sharma After 2013
Rohit Sharma experimented as an opening batsman along with Shikhar Dhawan for ICC Champions Trophy, the experiment proved successful, and India won the Champions Trophy courtesy to the opening pair and captain MS Dhoni. It was a start of a lucky streak of some of the most quality innings by Rohit Sharma in ODI, T20i, and Test Cricket. The great form continued after champion’s trophy, notably in tri-nation series and series against Australia later in 2013.
The biography of Rohit Sharma showcases him a most exciting opening batsman after 2013. In November 2013, Rohit Sharma was given a chance to play his first Test match, his perfect and sweet innings of 177 was the second best score by any batsman on his debut. His form continued as he scored another century a blistering 111 not out at his home ground. He also became the third Indian to do so in test cricket history.
At Eden Gardens Kolkata, Rohit did what was termed unbelievable before that, he scored 264 runs in a 50-over International match against Srilanka. He bashed Srilanka bowlers whenever and wherever he wanted. He also became the first International cricketer to score two double centuries in ODI cricket, his score of 264 is still the highest individual score in ODI cricket. Later in 2015 after scoring a century in T20 match against South Africa, Rohit Sharma became the second Indian to score a century in all the formats of International cricket. In the subsequent ODI series against South Africa, Rohit scored another 150-run inning. In 2015 World Cup, Rohit Sharma was the second highest run scorer for India with a century in his record book against Bangladesh in the quarterfinal. He finished the campaign by scoring 330 runs with a hundred and two fifties.
IPL Career of Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma started his IPL career with Deccan Chargers in gold player’s category, he was bought after being scrutinized for his brilliant performances in Under-19 team and in Ranji Trophy for his team Mumbai. The first season of Sharma with Deccan Chargers was a huge success, he made 404 runs at an average of 36.73 with four fifties in the tournament. It also earned him retention for the next season of IPL by Deccan Chargers. In 2009 season of IPL, Rohit scored 362 runs in 16 innings with the highest score of 52. His batting average (27.84) was below the belt in batting for 2009 season. However, he was brilliant with the ball as he became the fifth bowler in IPL to take a hat-trick. In the 2010 season of Indian Premier League, Rohit Sharma was given a role in opening the innings that was successfully completed by him. At the end of the season, Rohit scored 404 runs in 16 innings with three half-centuries and a highest score of 73. His strike rate i.e. 134 was phenomenal in the whole season.
After a successful campaign in 2009, Rohit Sharma was released from Deccan Chargers after completion of season 3 in 2010. For the 2011 season, Rohit Sharma was one of the most valuable players. He was bought by Mumbai Indians for the next five seasons. In 2011, he was sold for $2M playing for Indians, Rohit amassed 372 runs in 14 innings with the highest score of 87 and averaged 33.81. In 2012 season, he made his first IPL century, he scored highest runs in the season (433). In 2013, Mumbai Indians appointed Rohit Sharma as captain of the franchise. It was the most successful year for Rohit Sharma, under his captaincy, Mumbai Indians won their first IPL title and Champions League title in 2013. He scored 538 runs in 19 matches with a strike rate and 131.54 and averaged 38.42 in the season. Mumbai Indians won the IPL trophy for thesecond time under Rohit’s captaincy in 2015. He was a man of the match for his match-winning performance in the final. He also became the second player to win the title for the second time.
Rohit Sharma has played 21 test matches (36 innings) and amassed 1184 runs as of December 2016. He has the highest score of 177 with an average 37. He has scored 2 centuries and 7 half-centuries as we write his biography. In ODIs, Rohit Sharma has a strike rate of 84 and an average 41.40. His Highest score 264 is also the highest individual in One Day International cricket. Rohit Sharma has scored 5131 runs in 153 ODIs he played. Rohit completed his runs with the help of 10 hundred and 29 fifties. In T20i format, Rohit Sharma made a century, and 11 half centuries, he possesses an incredible batting average of 31.72 and a strike rate of 129.41 in 62 T20 international games (55 innings).
Rohit Sharma has hit the most number of sixes in a One Day International match, his 16 sixes came with a 264-runs inning at Eden Gardens Kolkata. Rohit Sharma also has a record of most number of fours in an ODI inning, He achieved the record by hitting 33 fours in the same inning he made 264 runs. He also holds the record for most number of runs by boundaries i.e. 186 runs.
Rohit Sharma has taken a hat-trick in IPL 2009, he was playing for Deccan Chargers, and the hat-trick came against Mumbai Indians. He is known as Hitman since that 4 for 6 superspell. Rohit also has the most number of runs i.e. 491 in any bilateral series, he made the record in a home series against Australia in season 2013-14. Rohit Sharma is also the second centurion for India in T20i cricket. He is the second India to score a century in each format of International cricket.
As a bowler, Rohit Sharma has taken 2 wickets in 21 tests and 8 wickets in 153 ODIs. Rohit occasionally bowls for his IPL team Mumbai Indians, though he is not a wicket-taking bowler but his part-time bowling is sometimes vital in test matches to give rest to mainstream bowlers. Rohit is also one of the top celebrities of India and one of the richest athlete in India.
Awards and Trophies
Rohit Sharma received Arjuna Award in 2015 for his brilliant season in cricket in 2013-2014. Rohit Sharma has four man of the match awards in T20i cricket, four players of the series awards and eight man of the match awards in ODI cricket. He was man-of-the-match and series in a home test series against West Indies in 2013-14.
Rohit Sharma Family and Personal Life
Rohit Sharma Family lives in Mumbai, India.He was born on 30 April 1987 in Nagpur to Gurunath Sharma, his father, and Purnima Sharma, his mother. Rohit’s dad couldn’t take his expenses, he spent most of his childhood with grandparents. He also has a younger brother Vishal Sharma. Rohit Sharma married his sweet heart Ritika Sajdeh in a grand, colorful marriage ceremony in Mumbai on 13 December 2015. Rohit Sharma wife is a sports manager by profession, and they met each other some seven years ago when Rohit was struggling to make a place in International cricket. His wedding was attended by cricket and entertainment superstars, the presence of Ambani family made the ceremony a high-profile event in Mumbai.