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Rohit Sharma is an Indian international cricketer who currently captains the India national cricket team across all formats. He is a right-handed batsman. Considered one of the best batsmen of his generation and one of the greatest opening batters of all time, Sharma is known for his timing, elegance, six-hitting abilities and leadership skills. Sharma holds several batting records which famously includes most double centuries in ODI cricket, most centuries at Cricket World Cups and joint most hundreds in Twenty20 Internationals. Rohit Sharma is the first player to score 5 T20I centuries. Outside cricket, Sharma is an active supporter of animal welfare campaigns. He is the official Rhino Ambassador for WWF-India and is a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Rohit has worked with PETA in its campaign to raise awareness of the plight of homeless cats and dogs in India.

Birth Name

Rohit Gurunath Sharma

Nickname

Hitman, Shaana

Profession

Cricketer

Bowling Style

Right-arm off-break

Batting Style

Right-handed

Role

Batsman (and part-time bowler)

Shirt Number

45

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Rohit Sharma was born on the 30th of April 1987, in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

Age

He’s currently 36 years old.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Ethnicity

Asian

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He has Indian ancestry.

Religion

Hinduism

Education

Sharma went to the Swami Vivekanand International School, which was suggested by his cricket coach Dinesh Lad because of the superior cricket facilities.

Family Details

  • Father – Gurunath Sharma (Caretaker of a transport firm storehouse)
  • Mother – Purnima Sharma
  • Siblings – Vishal Sharma (Older Brother)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

Rohit Sharma has dated –

  • Ritika Sajdeh (2015-Present) – In April 2015, Sharma drove his girlfriend Ritika Sajdeh to the Borivali Sports Club and got down on a knee with a solitaire ring just after midnight. Borivali Sports Club is very special for him as he started his cricketing journey at the club at the age of 11. They had been dating for about 6 years by the time they got engaged. They had first met at the ad shoot. In December 2015, they got married in a lavish wedding ceremony at a five-star hotel in Mumbai. The wedding ceremony was attended by the leading cricketers and other celebrities. In December 2018, they welcomed a girl into their family.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 9 inches
  • In centimeters – 175 cm
  • In meters – 1.75 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 74 kg
  • In Pounds – 163 lbs

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

He wears a size 10.5 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Rohit became known as an Indian cricketer who represents India in international cricket matches. He has also captained and vice-captained many international matches. Because his parents were financially weak, he grew up under the guidance of his grandparents and uncles. Rohit has many records to his name. One of his biggest accomplishments is when he scored 264 runs against Sri Lanka in a 2014 one-day match. The hitman had started his career as a bowler (off-spinner).

Brand Endorsements

Sharma has done endorsement work for several brands such as CEAT. In February 2016, he was also made the global ambassador by the Japanese car manufacturer, Nissan. Plus, he has endorsed the luxury watch brand, Hublot. He has also appeared in the TV commercials for the following OPPO F7, Restless Action Drink, Walkaroo, Navision, Aristocrat.

Rohit Sharma Net worth

Rohit Sharma has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rohit Sharma

  • Sharma was raised by his grandparents and uncles in Borivali because of his father’s low income. Dinesh Lad was the coach of the cricket club, and he discovered Rohit’s cricketing skills.
  • At the age of 11, when Sharma was in 6th standard, he joined a local cricket club in Borivali during his summer vacation, not as a batsman but as an off-spin bowler as there were too many batsmen. In 1999, Sharma joined a cricket camp with his uncle’s money.
  • Dinesh Lad was the coach of the cricket club, and he discovered Rohit’s cricketing skills. It was Lad who helped Rohit get a scholarship for his admission at Swami Vivekanand International School, where he impressed the selectors with his off-spin and won many games for the school.
  • Sharma is mostly spotted fielding in the slips, and he sometimes bowls right-arm off-spin. Sunil Gavaskar once said that Rohit Sharma’s batting technique was almost similar to those of Virender Sehwag and Viv Richards.
  • At the end of 2017, he became the first player to have smashed 66 sixes in a year. In 2017, he became the first batsman in ODI cricket to have scored three double centuries.
  • In January 2023, Rohit was ranked #9 in the ICC rankings of ODI batters. On October 11, 2023, he became the oldest captain to score an ODI World Cup hundred with his 131 runs in 84 balls against Afghanistan. He was 36 years and 164 days old at that time.
  • In January 2024, Sharma became the first player in history to win 100 T20I matches after India defeated Afghanistan by 6 wickets in a T20I match.
  • In February 2024, he became India’s highest run-scorer in the World Test Championship (WTC) by defeating Virat Kohli.
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