Rohit Sharma – Hitman – lesser known story, Childhood, Career records, Family, Wife, Age, Facts

Rohit Sharma’s is a name that needs no introductions in the world of cricket. From being a regular middle order batsman for the Indian cricket team to shattering some international batting records, this 30-year-old from Nagpur, who once was not fortunate enough to be raised by his parents on account of his passion for the sport and the family’s poverty, is now one of the top 100 celebrities of India, in terms of income, fame, and success.

It is his sheer talent and dedication that gave wings to his dreams and inspired many to dream big. Today, as the Vice-captain of the Indian team and the Captain of one of the most successful IPL teams- Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma’s time on the pitch can only be outdone by the high pitches of the crowd for him. His sixes accelerates heartbeats of a billion hearts, at once. 

Rohit Sharma – Hitman – lesser-known story, Childhood, Family, Wife, Age, Facts

Rohit Sharma – Quick Facts

Born: April 30, 1987

Birth Place: Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Current Age: 32

Role: Batsman

Batting Style: Right Handed

Bowling Style: Off break

Nickname: Hitman, Shaana, Ro

Height : 5 ft 8 inch

ICC ODI Ranking: 2 (October -2019)


Spouse/Ex-: Ritika Sajdeh

Father: Gurunath Sharma

Mother: Purnima Sharma

Siblings: Vishal Sharma

Rohit Sharma One day career batting summary

ODI Debut: versus Ireland on Jun 23, 2007.

Rohit Sharma has played 218 ODIs for India. He has scored 8686 runs in the in 211 innings while remaining not out in 32 innings which is a achievement in itself because an opening batsman usually get out due to long inning.

The although the average of the Rohit is not as good as MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli carries but he is the only batsman in the cricket history who has scored 3 double centuries in the one day international matches.

Records of Rohit Sharma in the ODIs are;

1. The highest individual score of 264 in the ODIs is scored by the Rohit Sharma.

2. He is the third highest century Scorer Indian in the ODIs after the Sachin and Virat Kohli. Sachin and Kohli have scored 49 and 41 centuries respectively in the ODIs.

3. He is the only batsmen in the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup who has scored 5 centuries.

4. Rohit has a unique record of reaching a century with a six in all three formats.

5. Rohit has the record of scoring highest number of fours (33) in an ODI inning.

6. Rohit Sharma broken the record of most runs from fours and sixes in an ODI inning by scoring 186 runs through boundaries. Earlier this record was hold by the Shane Watson.

7. Rohit has the second highest number of sixes, 16 (after Eoin Morgan, 17), in an ODI innings.

8. Rohit Sharma is the only batsman who scored 7 innings of 150+ in ODIs; breaking the records of David Warner and Sachin Tendulkar.

9. He is fastest Indian opener and the second fastest opener in the world to touch 5000 ODI runs. Rohit took 102 innings to do so while Hashim Amla achieved this feat in just 100 innings.

10. He is fastest Indian opener (83 innings) and the second fastest opener (behind Hashim Amla) in the world to score 4000 ODI runs.

Test Match Debut: versus West Indies at Kolkata on Nov 6-8, 2013.
As the playing habit, Rohit is not considered a test match player because he is new master blaster after Sachin Tendulkar.

Rohit has played just 27 test matches and he has scored 1585 runs at the average of 39.62 with the help of 3 centuries and 10 half centuries.

T-20I Debut: versus England at Durban, Sep 19, 2007

Rohit has played 98, T-20 international matches. In these 98 matches he was not out in 14 matches and scored 2443 runs at the average of 32.73 while scoring 4 centuries.

Records of Rohit Sharma in the T-20I are;

1. Sharma is the highest run scorer Indian player (118 runs) in the T-20I format.

2. Sharma is the second Indian after Suresh Raina to have scored at least a century in each of the three forms of International Cricket.

3. Rohit Sharma is the only Indian to score a T20I century as a captain.

4. He has the record of most number of sixes (i.e. 10) by an Indian batsman in T20Is format.

5. He became the first and the only batsman in the world to score four T20I centuries.

6. He also holds the record for having most number i.e. 19 half centuries in the T20I format.

Rohit Sharma Batting Stats

MATCHES 30 218 100 90
INNINGS 51 211 92 141
RUNS 2114 8686 2537 7091
BALLS 3564 9806 1837 11170
HIGHEST 212 v South Africa 264 v Sri Lanka 118 v Sri Lanka 309* v Gujarat
AVG 48.04 48.52 32.52 56.72
SR 59.31 88.57 138.10 63.48
NOT OUT 7 32 14 16
FOURS 213 770 225 810
SIXES 51 232 115 128
50S 10 42 18 30
100S 6 27 4 23

Rohit Sharma Bowling Stats

MATCHES 30 218 100 90
INNINGS 14 38 9 68
RUNS 216 515 113 1146
BALLS 370 593 68 2140
MAIDENS 5 2 0 48
WICKETS 2 8 1 24
AVERAGE 108.00 64.37 113.00 47.75
ECONOMY 3.50 5.21 9.97 3.21
SR 185.00 74.12 68.00 89.16
BBI 1/26 v England 2/27 v West Indies 1/22 v Sri Lanka 4/41 v West Indies A
BBM 1/35 v Australia 2/27 v West Indies 1/22 v Sri Lanka 5/85 v West Indies A
4W 0 0 0 1
5W 0 0 0 0
10W 0 0 0 0
Rohit Sharma Story
Rohit Sharma with Dhoni Source – DNA India


India’s stand-in captain Rohit Sharma broke an array of records as he took the Bangladesh bowlers to the cleaners in their must-win match on Thursday. Rohit hit 85 from just 43 balls to deliver an 8-wicket win.


Rohit Sharma Family

Rohit Sharma with his parents
Rohit Sharma with his parents

Rohit was born on 30 April 1987, to parents who could not afford to raise him because of poverty. When he was just one and a half years old, his family had to shift to Dombivali, and Rohit majorly grew up with his grandparents and uncles. He was ambitious since childhood, and his interest in sports developed because of his uncles, who were all sports-lovers and cricket players at school and college levels. Thus, like most children of this country, Rohit’s entire childhood was spent in his gullies playing cricket without any track of time. Eying his passion for the game, Rohit’s uncles pitched in Rs. 50 each and admitted him to a small cricket academy in 1999. What’s ironic is that Rohit, who is now known for his skills with the bat, started off as a spinner. His coach, Dinesh Lad believed in his potential and convinced his family to change his school to Swami Vivekanand International School, as it offered better sports training facilities. At first, Rohit himself was hesitant to join the new school knowing his family’s financial condition, but his coach managed to get him a four-year scholarship based on his cricketing skills. While he started off as a spinner, his coach identified his unique ability to bat as well. He started batting on no.8 and no.9, but confident in his talent, his coach asked him to open in his first inter-school match. Not the one to let down, he scored an unbeaten 120 and looked in a better form in each match going forward. 

He debuted in domestic cricket for West Zone against Central Zone in the Deodhar Trophy of 2005. However, it was his score of 142 off 123 balls against North Zone in Udaipur that put limelight on him.  His debut in Ranji trophy and a double century against Gujarat became the highlight of that season. However, apart from this century, he did not put up a good show, which made him nervous about his selection in the Indian team. Nonetheless, selectors could see his potential and at 20, he was included in the Indian team to play against Ireland. Can you imagine, it was his international debut and he did not even get a chance to bat! Even though his talent became a topic of discussion, he continued to struggle to establish himself as a dependable player. Thankfully giving up did not even cross his mind. Luck favoured him, and he helped India win a crucial match against South Africa in the inaugural T-20 World cup by scoring a half-century. This was his first Man of the Match performance, internationally.  

Even after such a stunning knock-out, he couldn’t make a place in the Indian team permanently. He made occasional appearances on the field, but nothing noteworthy, for long five years! Due to his unstable performance, could not even make a place in the ICC World Cup 2011 team. Until December 2012, Rohit had only played 81 innings and could not score more than 2000 runs at an average of just 30, and only two centuries to his name, that too scored against Zimbabwe. Rohit was aware that in cricket one does not get many chances to prove his mettle. Hundreds of careers that once seem extraordinary, have died down in the face of uncertainty. While one would have easily given up seeing a dead-end, Rohit held a rare faith in himself. He knew that one day, tables will turn for good. He stuck around with hope, and never let any opportunity, big or small pass his hands. Even though he did not have any applause-worthy track record yet, he continued to work on his skills. He continued to sharpen his axe, for he knew, there would come a day he would strike. Indeed, the day comes, he strokes and how! In 2013, the then captain MS Dhoni backed Rohit Sharma to open again at the Champions Trophy. He had seen Rohit’s ability to open in the ODI and wanted to groom him as a fierce opener India was missing after the poor performance at the time by Sehwag, Gambhir, Rahane, and Vijay. His trust in him boosted Rohit’s performance and shaped his career as an opener.  

The rest is history. Rohit Sharma merely did not settle to play safely in order to make his presence felt after a long drought of opportunity. He grabbed his chance as an opener, and like a storm, has been unstoppable ever since! His pairing with Shikhar Dhawan is counted among the legendary opening partnerships in India. With Rohit, India has found a solid opener, whose hits are a marvel, and who can flip matches with his effortless skills. He is also one of the most successful captains of IPL, all seasons combined; having 2 IPL titles to his name. His records are transcendent. From being the first player in the history of cricket to have scored 3 double centuries to breaking records of legends such as Shane Watson, AB De Villiers, and the likes, he is a stalwart.  

Rohit Sharma’s success is no surprise despite his shaky start. Of course, his talent has earned him merit. But it is his sheer patience, and hard work on his skills irrespective of the doubts whether he’ll be able to play for long or no, is the real deal. He continued to focus on what was in his control, I.e. his game and left the rest. He toiled endlessly leaving no option for success to bow down to him. He had many hits and misses with the opportunities, but being a true HITman he hit off each obstacle in his path right out of the stadium.  

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