Many players have made a great impact in the world of cricket and have served their nation with utmost capabilities. Cricket players are not only recognized inside their own country but also in other parts of the world. When it comes to India, we all know Hockey is the national game, but it is the reality that cricket is played and known most, and every single match that India plays is treated as a festival. Moreover, the credit goes to the players that made it more interesting and unique. This article will discuss the biography of one such Indian cricketer that has immensely impacted Indian cricket's overall success. He is currently one of the finest openers across all the game formats. Let's get deeper into the discussion and explore more about him.
Who Is Rohit Sharma?
Rohit Sharma is India's cricket superstar. Rohit Sharma is regarded as one of India's finest and most talented batters. He has established himself as the Indian cricket team's ODI, Test, and T20 opening batters. Apart from that, Rohit is now well-known for his Test-match batting, where he is proving himself. He is also the captain of the Mumbai Indians, a team owned by the Ambani Group. Rohit Sharma is the only player to score two double century in one-day internationals.
On April 30, 1987, Rohit Sharma was born to his father, Gurunath Sharma, and his mother, Purnima Sharma. Rohit also has a sibling. Rohit Sharma's family had to fight for a livelihood in his early years. Rohit spent his youth with his grandfather due to lack of funds, and he would visit his parents occasionally. Rohit has been interested in cricket since he was a kid, and his uncle arranged for him to attend a cricket camp. Rohit began his career as a bowler, but his batting ability progressively evolved after scoring a century in a school tournament. Due to Rohit's skill, Dinesh Lad, the coach, changed Rohit's school by giving him a scholarship.
Marriage Life and Child
Ritika, who works as a sports event organizer, is also Yuvraj's sister(cousin). They had known each other for six years before getting married. Thus, Yuvraj had warned Rohit Sharma to maintain a distance from Ritika Sajdeh when they met for an ad shoot. Although Rohit first disliked Ritika, they later became good friends as they understood each other better. Moreover, soon after, they began dating. Rohit and Ritika had met at their workplace. Ritika is a sporting event organizer who used to be Rohit's organizer and was in charge of his cricket activities. After having dated for six years, Rohit wanted to surprise his love. So, Rohit proposed to Ritika in a spot that held a special place in his heart. At the Borivali Sports Club in Mumbai, he got down on his knees and proposed to her with a diamond ring in his hand. After getting engaged, the wedding date for Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh was set for December 13, 2015. In Mumbai's Taj Lands Resort, a celebrity marriage took place. Celebrities from the cricket, cinema and economic worlds witnessed their spectacular marriage. After three years of happy marriage, Ritika Sajdeh and Rohit Sharma welcomed a lovely girl child into their home on December 30, 2018. However, they took a little time to reveal their daughter's name, but eventually, through an Instagram post, Rohit Sharma revealed the child's name as Samaira.
Career As A Player
Many coaches were pleased with Rohit Sharma's batting, and he was selected to play for the Western Zone against the Central Zone in the 2005 Deodhar Trophy. Though he couldn't accomplish much in that match, so he went on to play an undefeated 142 versus Northern Zone. This innings catapulted him into the spotlight, and he was invited to play for the Champions Trophy after being named amongst the thirty-men teams in contention. He was also chosen for the NKP Salve Trophy during this period. He was picked for India A for the match against New Zealand in 2006 due to his persistent strong play. In the same year, he was also selected for the Ranji Trophy. After his initial failure, he pleased the selectors again, hitting double centuries and fifties against Gujarat and Bengal, respectively.
Rohit made a magnificent 50 against South Africa's fast bowling in a T20 encounter in September 2007. He even guided the side to win with great field protection. The selectors chose him for the match against India and Ireland because of his steady performance in domestic cricket. In the match in Belfast, Rohit did not have an opportunity to bat. The Indian squad was also allowed to participate in the semi-finals due to his performance.
Sharma then went on to produce a strong century against Pakistan. Rohit's finest ODI performance came against Pakistan in Australia, and it was from then he began to make a name for himself in international cricket. In 2009, he achieved a triple century in the Ranji Trophy, drawing the selectors' attention.
It became nearly impossible to secure a spot on the squad due to tragedy, failure, and the superior performance of new players. Despite being picked for the match against Bangladesh, he did not have an opportunity to participate in the series. Meanwhile, he was chosen for the Test team, but he had to withdraw due to an injury. The worst part was that he also had to miss the 2011 World Cup match.
Return Of Rohit Sharma
Almost all senior players were given time off after the World Cup. Suresh Raina led the team to the West Indies, and he was named to the squad. Rohit was named man of the series for his constant performance throughout the tournament. After that, his outstanding form continued, and he was named man of the series in the series against the West Indies, which was held in India.
Due to a scarcity of openers after the exit of Sachin Tendulkar from the Indian squad, Rohit was sent to play with Shikhar Dhawan in the 2013 Champions Trophy. There was an instant connection between the two. Rohit was in excellent shape. In the Indian tour, Rohit achieved a double century against Australia, including 16 sixes, a world record.
Rohit continued his good form in the farewell match of Sachin Tendulkar test cricket, scoring 177 runs in Kolkata. After Sourav Ganguly and Azharuddin, Rohit Sharma became the third player to register a century in his first two Test matches. Rohit became the world's first player to achieve 250 runs in one-day internationals when he faced Sri Lanka in Kolkata the following year. With 264 runs, he became the first player to score the most runs in an ODI inning. Rohit scored a century against South Africa in T20 cricket in 2015. As a result, he became only the second batter in cricket history to achieve a century in every format.
Rohit Sharma has had a fantastic IPL career. He began his IPL career with the Deccan Chargers. Although the team collapsed, his hitting ability was praised by the spectators. Later, Mumbai Indian took him. He is now the captain of Mumbai Indians. In 2015, he and the Mumbai Indians defeated the Chennai Indians to win the IPL championship. Rohit has scored nearly four thousand runs in the IPL with an average of nearly 33, which is impressive.
Rohit Sharma's fortune is believed to be at Rs 162 crores. He is now in the A+ Class of cricketers, and the BCCI gives him a salary of Rs 7 crore each year, as stipulated by the BCCI. The BCCI pays him a fee of Rs 15 lakh for each Test match, Rs 6 lakh per ODI match, and Rs 3 lakh for the T20I match he plays. The batsman is being paid Rs 15 crores to play for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has been advertising for more than 12 products apart from his cricketing career to generate more revenue, and each endorsement costs roughly 20 to 30 lakhs.
Rohit Sharma, the famous cricketer, lives in a 6000 square foot flat in Worli's Ahuja Towers, with a wide-angle view of the Arabian Sea. The well-furnished apartment is on the 29th level of the building and is valued at roughly Rs 30 crores. He also has several real-estate holdings around the country.
Rohit Sharma owns an impressive collection of automobiles. His first automobile was a Skoda Laura, but he currently drives a Toyota Fortuner daily and a BMW X3 on rare occasions. His greatest property is a BMW M5, which he purchased for Rs 1.5 crore. He also has a BMW X3 Formula One model, famous among F1 fans. Apart from Nissan, which he promotes, Rohit also owns a Mercedes and an Audi.