Happy Birthday Rohit Sharma: Mumbai Indian captain turns 34, here are 34 interesting facts about Hit-Man

Happy Birthday Rohit Sharma: Mumbai Indian captain turns 34, here are 34 interesting facts about Hit-Man
Happy Birthday Rohit Sharma: Mumbai Indian captain turns 34, here are 34 interesting facts about Hit-Man

Happy Birthday Rohit Sharma: Mumbai Indians captain turns 34, here are 34 interesting facts about Hit-Man- Rohit Sharma is certainly one of the most prolific batsmen that Team India has ever produced. Rohit also called as Hit-Man by his fans turns 34 on 30th April 2021. On his special day, let’s have a look at some interesting facts about Mumbai Indians captain

  1. Telugu connection

As Rohit has played most of his domestic cricket from Mumbai, Maharashtra very few people know that his mother tongue is Telgu as his mother hails from Visakhapatnam, Andra Pradesh.

  1. Starting off as an off-spinner

Just like many cricketers Rohit started his career as an off-spinner and was also selected in his school team on that skill set. However, his coach Dinesh Lad wanted him to become a batsman and the rest as they say is history.

  1. Eggs and Rohit

Rohit grew up in a traditional Indian vegetarian household. Even egg was a forbidden item. To suit his dietary needs, Rohit would eat eggs away from home and would respect the rules set by his family.

  1. First Indian to score a T20 century

Very few people know that Rohit is the first Indian to score a century in T20 cricket as in the first season of India s national T20 competition, Rohit smashed a ton for Mumbai against Gujarat in Mumbai. His innings of 101 not out came off 45 balls and featured 13 fours and five sixes.

  1. The Lucky No. 45

The no 45 has a very special place in Rohit’s life. Not only is that his jersey number, but he also has his cars registered in such denominations. For a brief while, he had switched to wearing No 77 but then reverted to 45.

  1. Shopaholic Rohit

In an interview with Star Sports, Rohit revealed that he once went shopping in Australia and bought products amounting to Rs 1.5 lakhs. He said he bought around four pairs of jeans and 10-15 T-shirts.

  1. Love for animals

Rohit posed for People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in 2014 in their campaign against circuses.

  1. CLINOPHILE Rohit

Teammate Virat Kohli revealed on the popular television show Comedy Knights With Kapil that Rohit slept the most in the Indian team. Rohit normally gives an impression of being very laid back and relaxed.

  1. Youngest captain to win IPL and Champions League

Rohit is the youngest man to captain his team to victory in both the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Champions League T20 (CLT20). He achieved the feat in 2013 at the age of 26, leading Mumbai Indians to glory.

  1. Ritika Sajdeh – Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj Singh

Rohit Sharma’s wife Ritika Sajdeh is the rakhi sister of Yuvraj Singh.

  1. Master of finding gaps

Rohit Sharma has scored the most number of fours scored in an innings. He did this during his innings of 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014. During his stay at the crease, he hit 33 fours.

  1. Captain to win the most number of IPL Titles

Leading the Mumbai Indian Rohit Sharma now has five IPL trophies under his belt. He is the captain of the side since 2013 when MI won their first title.

  1. The player with the most number of IPL Trophies

Rohit Sharma’s started tasting success in IPL way before he came to Mumbai Indians as he won the 2009 IPL trophy as a player in Deccan Chargers under the captaincy of Adam Gilchrist.

  1. Multilingual Rohit

Rohit Sharma can fluently converse in four languages- English, Hindi, Marathi, and Telugu.

  1. Dinesh Lad’s influence on Rohit

Rohit Sharma began his career as an Off –Spinner. His coach Dinesh Lad, the father of Mumbai teammate Sidhesh Lad, understood Rohit’s potential as a cricketer and made him a batsman.

  1. Sports Scholarship for Rohit

Rohit Sharma was not financially stable. So, he was given a scholarship in his school just because of his cricketing ability.

  1. Bunked school to watch Virender Sehwag

Rohit Sharma once bunked school to meet his batting idol, Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag.

  1. The love affair with eggs

Despite being a vegetarian, Rohit Sharma is very fond of eggs. His friend once challenged him to eat 45 eggs and he effortlessly won the challenge.

  1. Father’s favourite innings

In 2007, when Rohit batted at six and scored approximately 50 runs in the first inning itself in a T20 match, that was his father’s best moment.

  1. A big fan of Manchester United

Rohit Sharma is a die-hard fan of Premier League team Manchester United.

  1. Rohit and Knock-out games

Rohit Sharma is the 2nd Indian to score a century in a knock-out match in ICC World Cup history. The first to do so was Sourav Ganguly against Kenya in 2003.

  1. Winning IPL for two teams

Rohit Sharma is among those four cricketers who have won IPL with two different teams (Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians). Lakshmipathy Balaji, Pragyan Ojha, and Yusuf Pathan are the other three players.

  1. Highest ODI scorer and three 200s

He is the proud achiever of the highest individual score in ODI – 264 and is the only batsman in the world to breach the 200 marks in ODIs thrice till now.

  1. Ritika Sajdeh and Rohit Sharma

He married Ritika Sajdeh on 13 December 2015 after being in a relationship for six years. Ritika is the rakhi sister of Yuvraj Singh.

  1. Rohit Sharma linked with Sofia Hayat

Rohit Sharma was linked to British- Indian model Sofia Hayat, broke off later.

  1. How big was the ODI highest score?

If Rohit Sharma was a country, his knock of 264 would have won 1983, 1987, 1992, 1996 and 1999 World Cup finals.

  1. Only Indian with Twin Record

Only India to score a 100 and pick a hattrick in the IPL

  1. Most 150s in ODI cricket

As soon as he started opening the batting for India in 2013 he has made a habit of making daddy hundreds. He has now made 8 scores of 150 or more in ODI cricket. Once he gets set he ultimately makes it count and unleashes his vast array of shots.

  1. La Liga ambassador of India

In 2019, the popular football league of Spain La Liga signed Rohit Sharma as the brand ambassador for their league in India. Rohit who has always been a big Real Madrid fan was extremely delighted to be associated with the league. He since then has been invited to see several big matches of La Liga including the ‘El Classico’.

  1. ODI Cricketer of the year 2019

Rohit was awarded the ICC ODI cricketer of the year in 2019. Rohit was outstanding throughout the World Cup in 2019 as he scored the most runs along with 5 hundred. He overall smashed 1490 runs at an average of 57.30 with 7 100s.

  1. Dominating show in 2019 World Cup

He is the only cricketer to score 5 centuries in a single World Cup edition.

  1. Arjuna Awarde Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma was awarded the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2015. He was acknowledged for his outstanding contribution to the game of cricket. The cricketer was given a statuette, a certificate, ceremonial dress and award money Rs. 5 lakh.

  1. Rohit Sharma and love affair with hitting sixes

Rohit Sharma is known for hitting sixes effortlessly in all formats of the game. He is the only cricketer in the world to hit 10 sixes or more in a single match in all 3 formats. His ability to sixes has earned him the nickname of ‘Hitman’.

  1. Best in Test

Rohit Sharma has also made a mark in Test cricket. He has been in sensational form on home soil and averages a mind-boggling 88.33. This is the best average by an Indian in India in Test Matches. As far as his overall record is concerned in 20 innings he has scored 1325 runs with 6 hundred and 5 fifties.