Who is Rohit Sharma?
The batting ace of the Indian Cricket team at present, Rohit Sharma is an all-star cricket player. The right-handed batsman is vice-captain of the Indian team in the limited-overs format and the captain of the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
The man has been commended for his mastering all three formats of the game, although some might say that he thieves the most in the ODI format. He made his debut in the ODI when he was just 20. He was part of the ODI squad that played Ireland. He is an opening batsman for India in Test cricket.
Rohit set a record of three double-hundreds in the white ball game. No other player has come close to breaking his record.
He played his first Test match against West Indies in 2013 where he scored centuries after centuries. Rohit made history in the 2019 ICC World Cup after he made five centuries.
Where is Rohit Sharma from?
Rohit Sharma is from Mumbai, Maharashtra. Growing up, his family was not very well off. His father worked as a caretaker of a storehouse and his mother was a housewife. His grandparents took him in and his brother Vishal Sharma. He grew up in Borivali with his grandparents.
Rohit Sharma’s records
In January 2020, Rohit became the ODI Player of the Year. He has the highest score in the ODI’s with 264 points. He garnered the scores in a match against Sri Lanka on 13th November 2014.
On 5th October 2019, Rohit opened for a Test match for the first time against South Africa and scored two successive centuries.
He now holds the record of hitting the highest number of sixes in a Test. The record was previously held by Shiimron Hetmyer.
The Indian government honoured the skipper with an Arjuna Award and Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna.
Brand deals of Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma has collaborated with several brands over his career. He has endorsed Maggi, Lay’s, Oppo, Nasivion, Relentless, Addidas and etc. He has also been associated with Hublot and CEAT.
Rohit Sharma Charity
Rohit is also a philanthropist. He is extremely passionate about animal welfare, children and health.
He is WWF-India Rhino ambassador. He had previously been a part of an anti-poaching campaign in Kenya. He has been associated with PETA since 2015.
Rohit Sharma’s Wife
In December 2015, Rohit tied the knot with Ritika Sajdeh. The couple was blessed with a daughter in December 2018.