Wife: Ritika Sajdeh
Education: 12th Standard
Age: 36 Years
|Full Name||Rohit Gurunath Sharma|
|Nickname(s)||Hitman, Ro, Shaana
Note: According to Rohit, the nickname "Shaana" was given to him by Yuvraj Singh.
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
|Weight (approx.)||in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 159 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||- Chest: 40 Inches
- Waist: 31 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||ODI- 23 June 2007 against Ireland at Belfast
Test- 6 November 2013 against West Indies at Kolkata
T20 - 19 September 2007 against England at Durban
|Jersey Number||#45 (India)
|Domestic/State Team||Mumbai, Mumbai Indians|
|Nature on field||Calm|
|Likes to play against||Pakistan, Australia
|Favourite Shot||Pull shot|
|Favourite Batting Drill||Straight down the ground|
|Records (main ones)||• Highest individual score in an ODI match (264 runs).
• The first player to score 2 double centuries in ODIs.
• Shares the record for most number of 6s in an ODI match (16 sixes), joining AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle.
• Second Indian player after Suresh Raina to have scored a century in each of the 3 formats (Test, ODI, T20).
• Highest ODI score by a visiting batsman against Australia in Australia (171 runs).
• Third Indian player to score more than 1,000 runs against Australia in ODIs, joining Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni.
• During the 2019 World Cup, apart from being the highest run scorer (648 runs), he broke many records including the most number of World Cup centuries. He scored his fifth ton in the World Cup in the last league match of India against Sri Lanka; breaking Kumar Sangakkara's record for the most number of centuries in a single World Cup in the process. He also equalled the record for most centuries (i.e., 6 in number) in World Cups with Sachin Tendulkar. He also became only the fourth international batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (India - 2003), Mathew Hayden (Australia - 2007) and Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh - 2019) to score over 600 runs in a single edition of the World Cup.
• On 5 October 2019, during a test match against South Africa, he became the first batsman to score two centuries on debut as an opener.
• Maximum fifty-plus scores (30 times) in T20I Hindustan Times
• On 12 September 2023, Rohit scored 10,000 ODI runs during a match against Sri Lanka at the 2023 Asia Cup, becoming the second-fastest to score such runs; he became the 6th Indian and the 15th overall to complete 10,000 runs. Hindustan Times
• On 11 October 2023, Rohit recorded the most number of centuries in World Cup history by breaking Sachin Tendulkar's record during a match against Afghanistan at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023. Deccan Herald
• On 14 October 2023, he became the only third batter to hit 300 sixes in one day internationals during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023. The Times of India
|Career Turning Point||His unbeaten score of 142 runs in 123 balls for West Zone against North Zone at Udaipur in the 2005 Deodhar Trophy.|
|Date of Birth||30 April 1987|
|Age (as of 2023)||36 Years|
|Birthplace||Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Nagpur, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Swami Vivekanand International School and Junior College, Mumbai
Our Lady of Vailankanni High School, Mumbai
|College||Did not attend|
|Educational Qualifications||12th standard|
|Family||Father- Gurunath Sharma (Worked as a caretaker of a transportation company storehouse)
Mother- Purnima Sharma
Brother- Vishal Sharma (Younger)
|Address||A 4-BHK apartment in Ahuja Towers, Worli, Mumbai
|Hobbies||Travelling, watching movies, playing table tennis & video games|
|Controversies||• In the 2015 World Cup quarter-final match between India and Bangladesh, when Rubel Hossain took the wicket of Rohit Sharma, Pakistan's umpire Aleem Dar adjudged Rubel's full-toss as waist high 'no-ball'. However, TV replays showed that it was a real touch-and-go situation which could have gone either way. The very next day ICC president Mustafa Kamal who criticised "poor umpiring." ICC, however, claimed that it was a 50-50 call and umpire's decision must be respected.
• In October 2023, Rohit Sharma was handed three fines by the Pune traffic police for overspeeding on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. According to reports, Rohit Sharma crossed the 200 kmph speed limit while driving and even reached up to the speed of 215 kmph at certain times. India Today
|Cricketers||Batsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag
Bowler : Harbhajan Singh
|Food||Aloo Parantha, Chinese cuisine, eggs|
|Actors||Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan|
|Actresses||Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone, Megan Fox, Blake Lively|
|Films||Bollywood: Veer-Zara, Hera Pheri, Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander, Border
Hollywood: The Avengers, Iron Man, The Dark Night Rises
|Directors||David Dhawan, Priyadarshan, Imtiaz Ali, James Cameron|
|Songs||Tere Liye Hum Hai Jiye from the film Veer-Zaara (2004), Started From The Bottom by Drake|
|Hotel||Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius|
|Travel Destination||New York|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Sofia Hayat (Actress)
Ritika Sajdeh (Sports manager)
|Wife/Spouse||Ritika Sajdeh (Sports manager, m.2015-present)
|Marriage Date||13 December 2015
|Children||Daughter- Samaira (born in 2018)
|Cars Collection||BMW M5 Series, Lamborghini Urus|
|Salary (as of 2017)||RETAINER FEE: 1 crore (INR)
TEST FEE: 15 lakh (INR)
ODI FEE: 6 lakh (INR)
T20 FEE: 3 lakh (INR)
|Net Worth (approx.)||227 crore (INR)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Rohit Sharma
- Does Rohit Sharma Smoke?: No
- Does Rohit Sharma drink alcohol?: Not Known
- Rohit’s mother tongue is Telugu.
- He was born in Nagpur, and when he was 1½ years old, his family moved to Dombivali in Mumbai’s suburbs.
- His family’s financial condition was not good enough, so, he was sent to live with his grandparents in Borivali where he started playing ‘Galli Cricket.’
- At the age of 11, when he was in 6th standard, he joined a local cricket club in Borivali (a suburb in Mumbai) during his summer vacation, not as a batsman but as an off-spin bowler; as there were too many batsmen.
- His talent was first discovered by his school coach, Dinesh Lad when he took a couple of crucial wickets in a 10-over under-12 tournament in 1999.
- Earlier, he used to bat at No. 8 or 9, as a tailender, but when his coach saw potential in his batting, he promoted his batting order in the nets. And, for the first time, he opened in an inter-school ‘Giles Shield’ tournament match, where he scored career-changing 120-odd runs.
- He once said that he struggles to bat against Brett Lee.
- In 2009, he took an IPL hat-trick for Deccan Chargers against Mumbai Indians at Centurion, South Africa, by dismissing Abhishek Nayar, Harbhajan Singh, and Saurabh Tiwary.
- He is a firm believer of Lord Ganesha and visits the Siddhivinayak Temple before any tour.
- He once bunked his school to meet Virender Sehwag.
- He is a huge fan of the Real Madrid Football Club.
- He loves to sleep a lot.
- If not a cricketer, he would have been a real estate businessman.
- Former Indian fast bowler, Zaheer Khan gave him the nickname, “Shaana.”
- In January 2020, he was named the ICC’s “2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year.”
- According to Rohit Sharma, social media can be distracting and a drain on time and energy. In an interview, he mentioned that he doesn’t have any social media apps on his phone. He also shared that when he needs to make a commercial post, his wife handles it for him. The Indian Express
- In November 2023, an image of a textbook chapter featuring Rohit Sharma circulated widely on the internet. The chapter contained various facts about Rohit.
A chapter on Rohit Sharma in a school book. pic.twitter.com/X3KDtniNKl
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 17, 2023