Rohit Sharma Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Rohit Gurunath Sharma (born 30 April 1987), is an Indian international cricketer and the current captain of India men’s cricket team in all formats. Considered one of the best batsmen of his generation and one of greatest opening batters of all time,[3] Sharma is known for his timing, elegance, six-hitting abilities and leadership skills. He plays as a right-handed batsman for India national cricket team in international cricket, Mumbai Indians in IPL and for Mumbai in domestic cricket. Rohit also captains Mumbai Indians and the team has won 5 titles under his leadership. With India, Sharma was a member of the team that won the 2007 T20 World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, where he played in the finals of both tournaments.

Sharma currently holds the world record for the highest individual score (264) in a One Day International (ODI) match and is the only player to have scored three double-centuries in ODIs and also holds the record for scoring most hundreds (five) in a single Cricket World Cup, for which he won the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year award in 2019. Sharma has received two national honours, the Arjuna Award in 2015 and the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in 2020. Under his captaincy, India won the 2018 Asia Cup, the seventh time the country won the title.

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). He has worked with PETA in its campaign to raise awareness of the plight of homeless cats and dogs in India.


Rohit Sharma Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Rohit Sharma Wiki And Biography
Full NameRohit Gurunath Sharma
Nickname(s)Hitman, Ro, Shaana

Note: According to Rohit, the nickname “Shaana” was given to him by Yuvraj Singh.
ProfessionCricketer
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 ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- 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)
#45 (IPL)
Domestic/State TeamMumbai, Mumbai Indians
Nature on fieldCalm
Likes to play againstPakistan, Australia
Favourite ShotPull shot
Favourite Batting DrillStraight 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 
Career Turning PointHis unbeaten score of 142 runs in 123 balls for West Zone against North Zone at Udaipur in the 2005 Deodhar Trophy.
Personal Life
Date of Birth30 April 1987
Age (as of 2023)36 Years
BirthplaceBansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signTaurus
Signature
NationalityIndian
HometownNagpur, Maharashtra, India
SchoolSwami Vivekanand International School and Junior College, Mumbai
Our Lady of Vailankanni High School, Mumbai
CollegeDid not attend
Educational Qualifications12th standard
FamilyFather– Gurunath Sharma (Worked as a caretaker of a transportation company storehouse)
Mother– Purnima Sharma

Sister– N/A
Brother– Vishal Sharma (Younger)
Coach/MentorDinesh Lad
ReligionHinduism
AddressA 4-BHK apartment in Ahuja Towers, Worli, Mumbai
HobbiesTravelling, watching movies, playing table tennis & video games
ControversiesIn 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.
Favourites
CricketersBatsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag
Bowler : Harbhajan Singh
FoodAloo Parantha, Chinese cuisine, eggs
ActorsHrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan
ActressesKareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone, Megan Fox, Blake Lively
FilmsBollywood: Veer-Zara, Hera Pheri, Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander, Border
Hollywood: The Avengers, Iron Man, The Dark Night Rises
DirectorsDavid Dhawan, Priyadarshan, Imtiaz Ali, James Cameron
SongsTere Liye Hum Hai Jiye from the film Veer-Zaara (2004), Started From The Bottom by Drake
CarAston Martin
HotelLong Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius
Travel DestinationNew York
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsSofia Hayat (Actress)

Ritika Sajdeh (Sports manager)
Wife/SpouseRitika Sajdeh (Sports manager, m.2015-present)
Marriage Date13 December 2015
ChildrenDaughter– Samaira (born in 2018)

Son– None
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionBMW M5 Series, Lamborghini Urus
Money Factor
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)

Early life

Sharma was born on 30 April 1987 in Bansod, NagpurMaharashtra. His mother, Purnima Sharma, is from VisakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh. His father, Gurunath Sharma, worked as a caretaker of a transport firm storehouse. Sharma was raised by his grandparents and uncles in Borivali because of his father’s low income. He would visit his parents, who lived in a single-room house in Dombivli, only during weekends. He has a younger brother, Vishal Sharma.

Sharma joined a cricket camp in 1999 with his uncle’s money. Dinesh Lad, his coach at the camp, asked him to change his school to Swami Vivekanand International School, where Lad was the coach and the cricket facilities were better than those at Sharma’s old school. Sharma recollects, “I told him I couldn’t afford it, but he got me a scholarship. So for four years I didn’t pay a penny, and did well in my cricket”. Sharma started as an off-spinner who could bat a bit before Lad noticed his batting ability and promoted him from number eight to open the innings. He excelled in the Harris and Giles Shield school cricket tournaments, scoring a century on debut as an opener


Achievements

See also: List of highest individual scores in One Day International cricket

Sharma holds the world record for the highest individual score by a batsman playing in a one-day international match, having scored 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden GardensKolkata, on 13 November 2014. He is the only player to have scored three double-centuries in this form of international cricket.In January 2020, Sharma was named as the ODI Player of the Year by the International Cricket Council (ICC). During the 2019 World Cup, Sharma became the only batsman to scored five centuries in a single edition of the Cricket World Cup.

On 5 October 2019, during a Test match against South Africa, Sharma became the first batsman to score two centuries in a match on his first appearance as an opening batsman.[100] In the same series, he broke Shimron Hetmyer‘s record for the highest number of sixes in a Test series.

National honours

Sharma receiving Arjuna award

Sporting honours

For his achievements on India’s tour of England in 2021, Sharma was selected by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in its 2022 edition.


Personal Life

Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh during their wedding

Sharma married his longtime girlfriend, Ritika Sajdeh on 13 December 2015. They have one child, a girl born on 30 December 2018. He is a practitioner of the meditation technique Sahaj Marg.

He practices an Eggetarian diet  but is known to have eaten beef at least once since.

Commercial endorsements

Sharma has been sponsored by several brands including CEAT and the Swiss watchmaker Hublot. In his career, Sharma has endorsed many other brands including Maggi, Fair and Lovely, Lay’sNissan, energy drink Relentless, Nasivion nasal sprayAristocrat by VIP IndustriesAdidas and Oppo mobiles.

Philanthropy

Sharma engages in numerous philanthropic activities, promoting various causes such as animal welfarehealth, and children. He is particularly vocal about the protection of animals and has supported various initiatives and organisations to promote the cause.

In February 2015, Sharma joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to support sterilisation of homeless cats and dogs. When supporting the cause Sharma said, “Sterilisation is important because I feel that if we can stop (the homeless-animal crisis), there will be control of population among the street dogs”.

In September 2015, along with Hollywood actors Matt LeBlanc and Salma Hayek, Sharma joined an anti-poaching campaign in Kenya to save the wild animals of Africa including the last surviving northern white rhinoceros. When joining the campaign Sharma said, “I have been a member of PETA and when I was informed about the cause, I thought it is my duty to join the anti-poaching drive. That’s what got me to Nairobi. I was fascinated to have a look at Sudan (the last northern white rhino) and the sniffer dogs who catch hold of the poachers”.

In November 2017, Sharma in a video on social media said that he had agreed with an online store to merchandise mobile phone covers and other items that would use his name and ODI jersey no. 45. Sharma also told his Twitter followers: “All proceeds from your purchases would go to an animal charity of my choice”.

In 2018 on “World Rhino Day”, Sharma was announced as the WWF-India Rhino Ambassador. Ravi Singh, the CEO and Secretary General of WWF-India, said “We welcome Rohit into the WWF family”. After taking a pledge for the cause of rhino conservation, Sharma said, “My love for rhinos sparked when I first heard about Sudan, the last male northern white African rhino who passed away this year thus leading to the inevitable extinction of the entire species and that broke my heart. As the world and I mourned for my fallen friend Sudan, I researched the best way for me to help prevent something like this happening and the best way I know how is to create awareness. After getting in touch with WWF I learnt that 82% of the world’s rhinos reside in India and I am honoured to be WWF-India’s rhino ambassador to spread awareness and do my bit to contribute to the protection and survival of the rhino and help make this world a better place for them.”


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