Thursday, 17 October 2013

Rohit Sharma

Born on April 30, 1987 at Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Right Handed Batsman  and  Right-arm offbreak bowler
First International against Ireland on Jun 23, 2007
Nickname is Ro, Hitman.

Early Life

Rohit Sharma was born in a Telugu-speaking family in Nagpur. His family originates from Andhra Pradesh. Rohit Sharma completed his primary education at Our Lady of Vailankanni High School Borivali, Mumbai. He was later enrolled in the Swami Vivekanand International School Borivali on a scholarship, after his talent was noticed by the school's cricket coach Dinesh Lad at a summer camp.He excelled in the Giles and Harris Shield school cricket tournaments,after which he was selected for the Mumbai Under-20.
He was later chosen for India's Under-17 and Under-19 teams, and made his mark at the 2006 U-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka, finishing among the top run-getters in the tournament.

Indian Premier League

Rohit Sharma is one of the most successful players in IPL and has the unique record of finishing the match by scoring a last-ball six. He has one IPL century and a hattrick to his name. Sharma was signed up by the Deccan Chargers franchise for a sum of US$ 750,000 a year in 2008.He was one of the leading run scorers in the 2008 IPL season with 404 runs at an average of 36.72. He also held the coveted Orange Cap for a brief period.

In the 2009 IPL season he was appointed as the vice-captain of the Deccan Chargers. In a match against Kolkata Knight Riders where 21 was required off the last over, Sharma scored 26 off the over from Mashrafe Mortaza to seal a win. He was the fifth bowler to take an IPL hat-trick and was awarded the best U-23 player of the tournament.

In the 2011 IPL auction, he was sold for US$ 2million to the Mumbai Indians. He was later promoted as the permanent captain of the Mumbai Indians in the 2013 season as Ricky Ponting was benched due to poor form. Mumbai Indians under the captaincy won the 2013 IPL for the first time.

Off the field 

"I love spending time with my friends, socialising and chilling out whenever I am free. Playing video games and going out for long drives is a great stress-buster for me. I am a cool-headed guy most of the time and my approach towards the sport reflects my temperament. Frustration is a part of a sportsman’s life but you need to learn to move on."


Sharma in Royal Stag ad

Rohit endoreses SS TON,Royal Stag,MRF,Pepsi,Maggi.
Earnings is 12.23 Crore 
Salary is 50 Lakh per annum (from Cricket)
Monthly Earnings is 7.50 Lakhs Indian Rupees

He owns a white BMW M5 Series Car.



Man of the Match award against
1 Sri Lanka
2 West Indies
3 West Indies
4 Australia (2 times)
5 Australia( Man of the Series 2013 series)

T20I awards

Man of the Match award against

1 South Africa
2 South Africa.


Rohit celebrates his 200

1 Third player (only after Sachin Tendulkar and Virendar Sehwag) to score 200 in an        ODI match.
2 Rohit has the record for most Sixes in an ODI innings with 16 sixes (previous record holder Shane Watson with15 sixes).

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