Rohit Sharma's Biography, Birth Date, Career, Early Life

Rohit Sharma

Today we will discuss a cricketer who usually called as ‘Hitman’ of the Indian Cricket team

Rohit Gurunath Sharma is the full name of Rohit Sharma born on 30 April 1987. Rohit is an Indian International Cricketer and Vice-Captain of the Indian National Team in limited-Over Cricket. He plays for Mumbai in domestic Cricket and Captain of Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. Rohit is a right-handed batsman and occasional right-arm off-break bowler.

Rohit Sharma Biography

Sharma was born in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra. Because of low income, Sharma was stuck up by his grandparents and uncle in Borivali. Sharma’s father Gurunath Sharma worked as a caretaker at a transport firm. He visits his parents only at weekends who lived in a single room in Dombivali. His younger brother is Vishal Sharma.

Rohit joined a cricket camp with his uncle’s money in 1999. At the camp his coach was Dinesh Lad who asked Sharma to change his school to Swami Vivekanand International School where Lad was the coach. And the school had better Cricket facilities. 

Sharma reminisced “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”. At the camp Sharma started as an off-spinner and could bat a little. After noticing his batting ability and promoted him from number eight to open the innings. Sharma also shows his dominance by scoring a century on debut as an opener in the Harris and Giles Shield School Cricket Tournaments.

In March 2005 Sharma made his debut in list A for West Zone on the Deodhar Trophy at Gwalior against the Central zone. He scored 31 (Not Out) Batting at number eight as West zone won by 3 wickets with 24 balls left. In that same match present Test Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja who plays for India in all formats made their debuts. 

In same tournaments against North zone at Udaypur Sharma’s 142 of 123 balls (not Out) Brought focus on him. Sharma visited Australia with India a Squad and then he became the part of India’s 30 members probable list for ICC Champions Trophy Tournament but he abled to make the final squad.


After a year later in July 2006, Sharma made his first-class debut against New Zealand at Darwin. Sharma scored a half-century as India won by 3 Wickets. In same year made his Ranji Trophy debut with Mumbai in 2006-2007 season. In same tournament, Sharma Scored a double century as 205 off 267 balls and at the final Mumbai went to win against Bengal in the match Sharma scored 57 in second Inning. The domestic first-class career of Sharma is gone with Mumbai.

In December 2009, at Ranji Trophy Sharma, scored Highest career score 309 (not out) against Gujrat. Later in October 2013, after the retirement of Ajit Agarkar, He was appointed as team captain for the 2013-2014 season.

Rohit made his Full International debut in a One-day Match at the age of 20 against Ireland at Belfast on 23 June 2007. He did not bat as India won the game by 9 wickets. This was part of the 2007 Future Cup competition which involved South Africa.

 Sharma scored his First ODI half-century in November 2007 at Jaipur against Pakistan then he was selected for the 2007-08 Commonwealth Bank Series which is in Australia In that Series Rohit scored 235 runs including 2 Fifties at an average of 33.57. After that series, his performance was not good so he lost his Middle-order position to Suresh Raina. Later, Virat Kohli took his position as the reserve batsman.

Later In 2009 his triple century in Ranji Trophy brought a road towards the ODI team for the Tri-Nations Tournaments in Bangladesh. His maiden ODI Century (114) came against Zimbabwe on 28 may 2010 and also scored a century (101 Not Out) against Shri Lanka on 30 May in the Tri-Series.

In series against South Africa Sharma’s Form was quite poor so he left out of India’s squad for the 2011 World Cup. But in the same year in June and July Rohit was recalled for the tour of West Indies. In the first match of the series, Sharma scored not out 68 of 75 balls and in the third match at the sir Vivian Richards Stadium Sharma scored a crucial and match-winning inning of 86 runs after The Indian team score was 92 for 6.

Then comes the worst form of Rohit career was 2012 in the year he scored 168 runs at the average of 12.92 in a calendar year only scoring a single half-century.But his captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni showed faith in him and make he come back and promoted him in the batting order for open innings with Shikhar Dhawan in 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. And the decision of promoting him in the batting order is so successful for team India and India won competition defeating England Team in Finals.

Sharma make and braked his own record of a double century. In his career, Sharma scored three Double centuries first double century was against Australia at Bangalore. He scored 209 off 158 balls he hits 16 sixes in the inning and that was world record Second double century was against Shri Lanka he makes a world record of the highest score in ODIs innings he scored 264 off 173 deliveries. Later in 2018 he made his Captaincy debut as Virat Kohli rested for the series against Shri Lanka. In 2019 Sharma was a batsman scoring most runs in ODIs with 1490 runs.

The first-ever T20 international was in 2007 T20 World Cup and Rohit was a part of the Indian Team. And he made his mark in that tournament scoring (not out) 50 off 40 balls in the Quarter Finals against host South Africa that Inning played a crucial role In Winning World Cup again he scored 30 off 16 balls against Pakistan in the finals.

Sharma made his maiden T20 century (106) scored in South African tour of India Series on 2 October 2015 at HPCA Stadium Dharmashala. Sharma became a second Indian Batsman who scored centuries in ODI, Test, and T20Is.

In the first match of series against Bangladesh Sharma became a most capped Cricketer for India in T20Is and that was 99th match of his T20Is career. And in the next match of same series he became cricketer for India to play 100 T20Is.

When we think about Sharma in IPL the team comes in Mind that Mumbai Indians. Sharma started his IPL career with the Deccan Chargers Franchise, for the sum of US$750,000 in 2008. In 2011 he joined Mumbai Indians for US$2 Million. Rohit is one of the most successful players in IPL. As Mumbai Indians have 4 IPL trophies under Sharma’s Leadership. Mumbai Indians Won in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Sharma scored his century in IPL against the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2012 with not Out 109. Sharma is in the competition of scoring 4000 runs. He is third-highest scorer after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.

Sharma holds many records as highest individual score, the only player who has Three Double Centuries in ODIs, scoring centuries as an opening batsman in both innings of a test match and highest number of sixes in a test match.In 2015 Sharma Married Ritika Sajdeh. They have a daughter born in December of 2018.

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