Cricket is considered to be the most popular and one of the important sports in India. And as an Indian, it is our favourite pass time to watch, analyse and enjoy both the game and its players. There is no doubt about that.While talking about the players, they are right now considered no less than any top notch celebrities in the whole wide world. With their huge fame and popularity,
High source of income and a top class lifestyle, the cricket players are currently ruling the world in multiple fields that you can think of.One among such popular cricketers from our own country is Rohit Sharma.Rohit Sharma is immensely famous in and around the country or even the world, for his aggressive style of batting, wherein he likes to take the charge of the bowler.
Due to this characteristic that impresses the professionals and audiences both, he has been aptly nicknamed as the 'Hitman'.However, Rohit is not just limited to batting. He is a skillful bowler, amazing team player, dedicated leader to his peers and the team he plays for, and at the same time, an amazing human being.There is much more to his story than cricket, which I am sure you would obviously like to know about. So let us read ahead.
Rohit Sharma is an Indian cricket player, who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket platforms, represents the Indian National cricket team in the international stage, and captains Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.He plays the vital role as an opening batsman for the team he represents, but has also proved his skills in playing as a middle order batsman in his test cricket career.He basically is a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler.
Apart from that, he usually fields in the slips and considers it to be a part of his game wherein he requires further improvement.He was appointed as the vice-captain of the Indian national cricket team, under Virat Kohli's captaincy.He was also appointed as the captain of the Mumbai Indians cricket team in Indian premier league in 2013, which he continues to assume. He led his team to its victory in IPL for a total of 4 times (in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019) since then.Rohit Sharma is considered to have a batting style that is similar to those of Virender Sehwag and Viv Richards. This was acknowledged by Sunil Gavaskar in the November 2018 issue of Times of India.
Rohit Sharma: Family
Date of birth of rohit sharma is April 30, 1987, making him 34 years of age as of now.He is considered to be very fit and healthy.Height of Rohit sharma is 5 feet 10 inches (that is 1.78 metres) in length.Rohit Sharma was born in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra.Rohit Sharma with family: His father Gurunath Sharma was a caretaker of a transport storehouse, and his mother Sharma was a housewife.
He has a younger brother named Vishal Sharma.Because of his parents' very little income, Rohit Sharma was raised by his grandparents and uncles near Mumbai in Borivali during his childhood. His parents used to live in a single room apartment in Dombivli, where he used to visit them during the weekends.He joined a cricket camp in Mumbai back in the year 1999.
Due to his humble background, he secured scholarships and continued taking professional training under reputed coaches since then.He was a naturally good learner and a skillful player. Upon receiving the proper guidance, he got set up for a lot of accomplishments for representing the cricket team that he played in, around the country and the world as well.
Thus there was no more looking back.Rohit Sharma was in a relationship with, and eventually married his long-time girlfriend Ritika Sajdeh, in December 2015. They have been blessed with a daughter named Samaira Sharma, who was born in December of 2018.He has endorsed multiple famous brands both inside and away from India in his bright career. A few of them are— CEAT, Hublot, Maggi, Fair and Lovely, Lay's, Nissan, Nasivion nasal spray, Aristocrat by VIP Industries, Adidas, Oppo mobiles, and many more.Rohit Sharma is quite philanthropic in nature.
As a result, we can see him promoting in multiple causes for the wellness and betterment of people, their health and for the unprivileged or undernourished children in the country.Rohit is also known for his causes towards animals. He joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to support and raise awareness about homeless cats and dogs in 2015. He was also declared as the WWF-India Rhino Ambassador, representing India in 2018 on the occasion of World Rhino day.
Rohit Sharma: Career Statistics
Rohit Sharma is known to possess a huge spectrum of accomplishments, and his career statistics can prove that. He has been involved in both domestic and international cricket throughout his career. And we are equally hopeful about this positivity from him in the future times to come.Rohit Sharma has been recorded to have played in a total of 376 international matches, by the end of March 2021.
That comprises 38 Test matches, 227 One day international (ODI) matches and 111 T20 International matches.He has scored a total runs of— 2,615 in Test cricket matches, 9205 in ODI cricket matches, 2864 in T20 International matches and 7592 in first class cricket matches.He has scored 40 centuries till date, among which 7 centuries are from Test matches, 29 centuries are from ODI matches, and the other 4 centuries are from T20 International matches.
His top scores in the— Test cricket career is 212, ODI cricket career is 264, T20 International career is 118 and first class cricket career is 309.He has bowled a total number of— 383 balls in Test cricket career, 593 balls in ODI cricket career, 68 balls in T20 International career and 2104 balls in first class cricket career.Now let us look upon his individual cricket career statistics in a more detailed format.
Rohit Sharma made his debut in List A for West Zone in 2005 for Deodhar Trophy. In that tournament, he scored 142 runs in 123 balls against North Zone at Udaipur, which gave him a chance to represent India at Abu Dhabi. However, he failed to make it to the squad.In July 2006, he again made his debut in India A against New Zealand A in the first-class match at Darwin. Then a few months later, he made his debut in Ranji Trophy for Mumbai in the 2006–07 season, which earned a massive victory for the team.Rohit Sharma stayed as a part of the Mumbai team in Ranji Trophy for the whole of his domestic cricket career. He was also appointed as the team captain of Mumbai for the 2013–14 season.
Rohit Sharma made his debut international cricket career for India at a one-day match against Ireland in Belfast in June 2007. He used to bat at number seven. But he didn't get any opportunity to bat in that particular tournament, due to the team's victory. After that happened, he was time and again dropped from the team selection, but he has always earned his spot back.
His career statistics dropped drastically in the year 2012, when he scored only 168 runs in total in the whole year.Rohit Sharma started opening the innings for the Indian cricket team with Shikhar Dhawan in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. That strategic planning turned out to be a huge success. His partnership with Shikhar Dhawan for opening is known to be the second most successful opening partnership for India after Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar.
Apart from that, Rohit also plays well in partnership with any seasoned batsmen, like Virat Kohli.Rohit Sharma managed to create a history by scoring the highest individual score in a single inning on 13 November 2014. He scored a massive record of 264 runs from 173 balls against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. As a result, he became the recipient of the ICC ODI Player of the Year title and was awarded the Golden Bat for scoring the most number of runs.
Rohit Sharma made his Debut in Test cricket in November 2013. The test series was held at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, which is also the tournament when Sachin Tendulkar retired. In this particular match he scored 177 runs, which was considered the second-best score on debut by an Indian immediately behind Shikhar Dhawan's score of 187 runs. Rohit then kept his personal record by scoring another century in the very next match.
He was eventually dropped from the Test cricket team due to his inconsistency in performance. However, Rohit Sharma was selected for the 2018–19 tour of Australia— wherein he became a part of the first-ever Indian team to win a test series against Australia in the Australian soil.
Rohit Sharma made his debut for the Indian cricket team in T20 internationals during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. Thereby he became a part of the victorious Indian national team by winning the World Cup.
Later on 2 October 2015, he scored 106 runs for India and became the second cricketer in the Indian national team to have scored a century in all three formats of the international stage.Rohit Sharma also became the second Indian batsman after Virat Kohli, and fifth in the world to score 2000 runs in Twenty20 internationals in July 2018.
Rohit Sharma:Awards & Records
Rohit Sharma made his debut in the Indian Premier League in 2008. At first he got contracted by the Deccan Chargers, based in Hyderabad. Even though he was selected as a batsman, he managed to prove his bowling skills as well.
He secured a hat-trick against Mumbai Indians in that season, surpassing the 'then record makers' Abhisekh Nayar, Harbajan Singh and JP Duminy.In the next season of IPL auctions, Rohit Sharma was bought by the Mumbai Indians franchise. Since then, he has been with the Mumbai team and kept making or breaking several personal records.
There are several records achieved by the 'hitman" in the domestic as well as in the international field, which are listed below.
He made his First Class Debut for India A in 2006
He made his Ranji Trophy Debut for Mumbai in 2006.
He made his IPL Debut for Deccan Chargers in 2008.
He made his IPL Debut for Mumbai Indians in 2010.
He became the captain of Mumbai Indians in 2013.
He captained the Mumbai Indians to their first victory in IPL in 2013.
He captained Mumbai Indians to their second IPL victory in 2015.
He captained Mumbai Indians to their third victory in IPL in 2017
He captained Mumbai Indians to their fourth IPL victory in 2019
He made his International Test Debut in 2013.
He made his ODI Debut in 2007.
He scored his First Career ODI Double Century (209) against Australia in 2013.
He scored his second Career ODI Double Century (264) against Sri Lanka in 2014.
He became the highest individual scorer in a single innings in ODI cricket (264) against Sri Lanka in 2014.
He made his ODI World Cup debut in 2015.
He scored his third career ODI Double Century (208*) against Sri Lanka in 2017.
He became the third Indian batsman to win the ICC Golden Bat award at ICC ODI World Cup in 2019.
He made his T20 International Debut in 2007.
These are the national and/or international awards and honours won by Rohit Sharma over the years:
He was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2015.
He was then awarded with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2020.
He was named the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2019, and was awarded a golden bat for that.
The main intention behind writing this article was to let Rohit Sharma's fans and followers know about him in a closer point of view, with as many details as possible about his life, career, and everything.Rohit Sharma is not just a great cricketer but also has a dear heart.
He started from a very humble background, reaching all the way to success, purely with his hard work and passion. That makes him a great human being altogether. His journey so far has been amazing and we wish it to be like that in the upcoming times as well.
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