Rohit Sharma

Rohit Gurunath Sharma (born 30 April 1987) is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket and captains Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League as a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler.

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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.”

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