Rohit Sharma Wiki, Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is an Indian cricketer who has captained the Indian national cricket team across all formats. Holding various records as a right-hand batsman to his name, he is considered one of the best opening batters in international cricket.

Wiki/Biography

Rohit Gurunath Sharma [1]ICC was born on Thursday, 30 April 1987 (age 36 years; as of 2023) in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. His zodiac sign is Taurus. He grew up in Borivali, Mumbai, where he was raised by his grandparents and uncles as his father’s low income was not sufficient to run the family.

Rohit Sharma's childhood photo with his parents

Rohit Sharma’s childhood photo with his parents

He attended Our Lady of Vailankanni High School, Mumbai, and Swami Vivekanand International School and Junior College, Mumbai.

Rohit Sharma studied at Swami Vivekanand International School in Borivali, Mumbai

Rohit Sharma studied at Swami Vivekanand International School in Borivali, Mumbai

After he passed his 12th board exams, he dropped out of Rizvi College in Mumbai to pursue his cricketing career. [2]The Financial Express

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Weight (approx.): 75 Kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Dark Brown

Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 40″, Waist: 34″, Biceps: 12″

Rohit Sharma

Family

Parents & Siblings

Rohit Sharma’s father, Gurunath Sharma, worked as a caretaker of a transport firm storehouse. His mother, Purnima Sharma, belongs to Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Rohit Sharma with his parents

Rohit Sharma with his parents

He has a younger brother named Vishal Sharma.

Rohit Sharma's brother Vishal Sharma

Rohit Sharma’s brother Vishal Sharma

Wife & Children

Rohit Sharma got married to Ritika Sajdeh on 13 December 2015 in Mumbai.

Rohit Sharma's wedding photo

Rohit Sharma’s wedding photo

Ritika is a sports manager. They earlier got engaged in June 2015. The couple has a daughter named Samaira (born in 2018).

Rohit Sharma with his wife and daughter

Rohit Sharma with his wife and daughter

Relationships/Affairs

Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh dated each other for six years before marriage. [3]The Indian Express He was also in a rumoured relationship with British model turned-actress Sofia Hayat. [4]Zee News

Rohit Sharma with Sofia Hayat

Rohit Sharma with Sofia Hayat

Religion

Rohit Sharma follows Hinduism. [5]Rohit Sharma – Instagram

Address

He lives in a 4 BHK apartment in Ahuja Towers, Worli, Mumbai.

Signature/Autograph

Rohit Sharma's signature

Career

Coach and Initial Training

When Rohit was 12 years old, his father, after borrowing money from friends, sent him to a cricket camp in Borivali, where Dinesh Lad, a student of Ramakant Achrekar and a former player for Western Railway was coaching. Soon, Lad was impressed with Rohit’s off-spin, and he enrolled Rohit at Swami Vivekanand International School on a scholarship, where Rohit won many games with his off-spin for the school.

Rohit Sharma with his coach Dinesh Lad

Rohit Sharma with his coach Dinesh Lad

One day, Lad noticed Rohit’s batting potential while Rohit was doing shadow practice in the nets, and he promoted him to the opening position from number eight. Although Rohit was omitted from the Under-16 selection trial, he earned the title of Player of the Tournament during Mumbai’s selection trials. He scored a century as an opener in his debut Harris and Giles Shield school cricket tournament.

Rohit Sharma with a school cricket trophy

Rohit Sharma with a school cricket trophy

Later, Vasoo Paranjape, a former Indian cricketer and coach, played a crucial role in securing a place for Rohit not only in the U-17 squad but also in the playing XI. By 2004, Rohit had become Mumbai’s rising star. Pravin Amre, the chief junior selector at the time, after being convinced by Paranjape to watch Rohit bat in a local match, helped Rohit get a cricket scholarship. [6]Sportstar

Rohit Sharma (sitting third from right) with his teammates after National Cricket Academy won the MRF Trophy in 2005 in Bangalore

Rohit Sharma (sitting third from right) with his teammates after National Cricket Academy won the MRF Trophy in 2005 in Bangalore

Domestic and List A

In March 2005, Rohit Sharma made his List A debut for West Zone against Central Zone in the Deodhar Trophy at Gwalior; he scored 31 not out. His breakthrough performance came in the same tournament against North Zone at the Maharanna Bhupal College Ground in Udaipur in which he scored 142 in 123 balls.

Rohit Sharma smashed an unbeaten century to lead Mumbai to a comprehensive five-wicket victory over Gujarat in the West Zone Twenty20 tournament at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai

Rohit Sharma smashed an unbeaten century to lead Mumbai to a comprehensive five-wicket victory over Gujarat in the West Zone Twenty20 tournament at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai

First Class and Ranji

In July 2006, he made his First Class debut for India A against New Zealand A at Darwin; he scored 57 runs in the first innings, and 22 runs in the second innings. He made his Ranji Trophy debut for Mumbai against Gujarat in the 2006–07 season, scoring 205 off 267 balls. His highest Ranji score of 309 not out came in a match against Gujarat in December 2009. In October 2013, after the retirement of Ajit Agarkar, Rohit Sharma became the captain of the Mumbai Ranji team.

Rohit Sharma during his unbeaten 309 of 322 deliveries against Gujarat in a Ranji match

Rohit Sharma during his unbeaten 309 of 322 deliveries against Gujarat in a Ranji match

International Debut

Format Opponent Venue Date Score
ODI Ireland Civil Service Cricket Club 23 June 2007 Did not bat
Test West Indies Eden Gardens, Kolkata 6 November 2013 177
T20I England Kingsmead 19 September 2007 Did not bat

Records

RecordsDetails
Most Sixes in international cricket556 in 453 matches
Most 100s in ODI World Cup7
Most 100s in single edition of ODI World Cup5 (2019 World Cup)
Most 200s in ODIs3
Highest individual score in ODIs264 from 173 balls against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens on 13 November 2014
Most runs by boundaries in ODI innings186 runs during his 264-run innings against Sri Lanka in 2014
Most runs in ODIs in a calendar year1,490 runs in 2019
Most centuries in T20I cricket5

IPL

In 2008, he was bought by the Deccan Chargers franchise at the IPL auctions. In 2011, he was sold to the Mumbai Indians. Under his captainship, the Mumbai Indians won the tournament in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. His only IPL century came in the 2012 season when he scored 109 (not out) against the Kolkata Knight Riders. [7]The Hindu

Controversies

Fined for overspeeding

In October 2023, the Pune traffic authorities issued three penalties to Rohit Sharma for exceeding the speed limits on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Reports indicate that Sharma surpassed the 200 kmph speed limit, with his speed occasionally reaching 215 kmph. [8]India Today

Double super over controversy

In January 2024, in the third and final T20I against Afghanistan in Bengaluru, a high-voltage drama took place when Rohit Sharma returned to the crease during the second Super Over after being retired out in the first Super Over. As per the Super Over rule, once a batter is retired out, they cannot return to play. While talking about the controversy, Afghanistan’s Karim Janat, who played in the match, said,

We didn’t know much about that. Our management talked to the umpires. Rohit came out to bat, but we learned later that he shouldn’t have been allowed to do that. Even if you were retired out, you can’t come to bat again.” [9]Hindustan Times

Awards

  • Selected by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year – 2022
  • Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna – 2020
  • ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – 2019
  • Arjuna Award – 2015

    Rohit Sharma receiving the Arjuna Award

    Rohit Sharma receiving the Arjuna Award

Car Collection

Rohit Sharma has a collection of swanky cars including a Lamborghini Urus (Rs 4.18 crore), a BMW M5 (Formula One Edition that cost around Rs 1.73 crore), a Mercedes GLS 400d (Rs 1.29 crore), a BMW X3, a Toyota Fortuner, and a Skoda Laura. [10]Outlook

Salary

With an A+ contract with the BCCI, Rohit Sharma received a salary of Rs 7 crore for the 2022–2023 season. He receives Rs 6 lakh for an ODI match, Rs 3 lakh for a T20 International match, and Rs 15 lakh for a Test cricket match. Before the 2022 IPL auctions, he was retained by the Mumbai Indian for Rs 16 crore. [11]Outlook

Assets & Properties

He owns an ultra-luxurious 4 BHK apartment worth Rs. 30 crore on the 29th floor of the Ahuja Towers in Worli, Mumbai. He owns a mansion in Hyderabad worth Rs. 5 crore. [12]Outlook

Investments

He has made investments worth Rs. 88.6 crore in two companies, Rapidobotics, a Robotic automation solutions provider company, and Veiroots Wellness Solutions, a healthcare company. He publicly holds three stocks worth around Rs. 7.6 crore. [13]Outlook

Net Worth

In 2023, his net worth was estimated around to be Rs 214 crore. [14]Outlook

Favourites

  • Bowler: Harbhajan Singh
  • Tennis Player: Roger Federer
  • Clothing Brand: Diesel
  • Food: Aloo Parantha, Eggs
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Bollywood Film(s): Veer-Zara, Hera Pheri, Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander, Border
  • Hollywood Film(s): The Avengers, Iron Man, The Dark Night Rises
  • Song(s): “Tere Liye Hum Hai Jiye” from the film Veer-Zaara (2004), “Started From The Bottom” by Drake
  • Car: Aston Martin
  • Hotel: Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius
  • Travel Destination: New York

FactsTrivia

  • He plays with jersey number 45 for the Indian national cricket team. Rohit Sharma jersey number
  • His favourite shot is “pull,” and his favourite batting drill is ‘straight down the ground.’
  • Rohit Sharma follows an eggetarian diet. According to his coach Dinesh Lad, Rohit would often visit his home to have his favourite half-fried eggs as non-vegetarian food was banned at Rohit’s home back then. Lad once recalled a night when Rohit and three others ate more than 60 eggs at his home. Lad said,

    You won’t believe it. That night, Rohit, his brother, my son Siddhesh, and another boy—four of them—gulped more than 60 eggs. I was tired of cooking, but it was worth it.” [15]Sportstar

  • When he made his Test debut in November 2013, it was Sachin Tendulkar‘s farewell series.
  • Many brands including CEAT and the Swiss watchmaker Hublot have sponsored him.
  • He has endorsed various brands including Maggi, Fair and Lovely, Lay’s, Nissan, energy drink Relentless, Nasivion nasal spray, Aristocrat by VIP Industries, Adidas, and Oppo mobiles.
  • Rohit Sharma is known for his attacking batting and six-hitting abilities due to which he is often referred to as “Hitman.” [17]The Times of India
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  • Sunil Gavaskar once compared Rohit’s batting style to those of Virender Sehwag and Viv Richards.
  • Although he is not a regular bowler, he can bowl right arm off spin.
  • His favourite fielding position is in the slips.
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  • Rohit Sharma actively supports various animal welfare campaigns. WWF-India made him its official Rhino Ambassador in 2018. He is also a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Rohit Sharma campaigning for PETA
  • In September 2015, Rohit Sharma, along with Hollywood actors Matt LeBlanc and Salma Hayek, became part of an anti-poaching campaign in Kenya to save the wild animals of Africa including the last surviving northern white rhinoceros. [18]The Economic Times

    Rohit Sharma posing with a Rhino

    Rohit Sharma posing with a Rhino

  • In 2017, during a chit-chat with Gaurav Kapur on YouTube, Virat Kohli revealed that Rohit Sharma had a habit of forgetting and misplacing things. Kohli said,

    The number of things Rohit Sharma forgets, I have never seen anyone else being this forgetful. iPad, wallet, phone, not the small things, but things for daily use. He (Rohit Sharma) has forgotten his passport two or three times. It was very hard to retrieve it.” [19]Hindustan Times

  • His mother tongue is Telugu. He once said,

    Yes, my mother tongue is Telugu…my mom is from Vizag.”

  • Rohit is an ardent follower of Lord Ganesha, and he never misses to pay a visit to the Siddhivinayak Temple before any tour.

    Rohit Sharma at Siddhivinayak Temple

    Rohit Sharma at Siddhivinayak Temple

  • In an interview, Rohit revealed that he once bunked his school to meet Virender Sehwag.
  • He is a football lover and follows the Real Madrid Football Club.
  • Rohit is notorious for his sleeping habits.

    Rohit Sharma sleeping

    Rohit Sharma sleeping

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