Full name Rohit Gurunath Sharma
Nickname(s) • RO
• Shana
Note: The nickname Shana was given to him by Zaheer Khan.
Name earned Hitman
Profession Cricketer (Batsman)

Physical Stats & More

Height (approx.) 5′ 9″ (175 cm)
Weight (approx.) 75 Kg (165 lbs)
Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 40 Inches
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black


International Debut ODI– 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)
Rohit Sharma's jersey number for the Indian national team
#45 (IPL)
Rohit Sharma's jersey number for the IPL
Domestic/State Team Mumbai, Mumbai Indians
Coach/Mentor Dinesh Lad
Rohit Sharma with his coach Dinesh Lad
Batting Style Right-hand
Bowling Style Right arm off spin
Favourite Shot Pull
Favourite Batting Drill Straight 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

• On 12 September 2023, Rohit scored 10,000 ODI runs during a match against Sri Lanka at the 2023 Asia Cup, becoming the second-fastest to score such runs; he became the 6th Indian and the 15th overall to complete 10,000 runs.

• On 11 October 2023, Rohit recorded the most number of centuries in World Cup history by breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record during a match against Afghanistan at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
• On 14 October 2023, he became the only third batter to hit 300 sixes in one day internationals during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

• He became the first player in history to score five centuries in T20 internationals during a match against Afghanistan on 17 January 2024.

Awards, Honours 2022: Selected by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year

2020: Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna

2019: ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year

2015: Arjuna Award
Rohit Sharma with Arjuna Award

Personal Life

Date of Birth 30 April 1987 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023) 36 Years
Birthplace Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign Taurus
Signature Rohit Sharma's signature
Nationality Indian
Hometown Mumbai
School • Our Lady of Vailankanni High School, Mumbai

• Swami Vivekanand International School and Junior College, Mumbai

College/University Rizvi College, Mumbai

Note: He is a college drop-out.

Educational Qualification 12th standard
Religion/Religious Views Hinduism
Food Habit Eggetarian
Address A 4 BHK apartment in Ahuja Towers, Worli, Mumbai
Hobbies Travelling, Watching Films, Playing Table Tennis and Video Games
Controversies Multiple traffic challans
In October 2023, Rohit Sharma was handed three fines by the Pune traffic police for overspeeding on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. According to reports, Rohit Sharma crossed the 200 kmph speed limit while driving and even reached up to the speed of 215 kmph at certain times.
Double super over row
In January 2024, during the third and final T20I match against Afghanistan in Bengaluru, a significant controversy unfolded when Rohit Sharma came back to bat in the second Super Over, despite having been retired out in the first Super Over. According to the rules of the Super Over, a batter who has been retired out is not permitted to return to the game. According to Karim Janat, the Afghan player who played in the match, Rohit should not have been allowed to bat again. Janat said,“We didn’t know much about that. Our management talked to the umpires. Rohit came out to bat, but we learned later that he shouldn’t have been allowed to do that. Even if you were retired out, you can’t come to bat again.”

Relationships & More

Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends • Sofia Hayat (British model turned-actress) (rumoured)
Rohit Sharma with Sofia Hayat
• Ritika Sajdeh (2009-2015)
Marriage Date 13 December 2015
Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh's wedding photo


Wife/Spouse Ritika Sajdeh (sports manager)
Rohit Sharma with his wife Ritika Sajdeh
Children Son– None
Daughter– Samaira (born in 2018)
Rohit Sharma with his wife and daughter, Samaira
Parents Father– Gurunath Sharma (worked as a caretaker of a transport firm storehouse)
Mother– Purnima Sharma (belongs to Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh)
Rohit Sharma with his parents
Siblings Brother– Vishal Sharma (younger) (cricketer)
Rohit Sharma's brother Vishal Sharma
Sister– None
Batter(s) Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag
Bowler Harbhajan Singh
Tennis Player Roger Federer
Clothing Brand Diesel
Food Aloo Parantha, Eggs
Cuisine Chinese
Actor(s) Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan
Actress(es) Kareena Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone, Megan Fox, Blake Lively
Film(s) Bollywood: Veer-Zara, Hera Pheri, Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikander, Border
Hollywood: The Avengers, Iron Man, The Dark Night Rises
Film Directors David Dhawan, Priyadarshan, Imtiaz Ali, James Cameron
Song(s) “Tere Liye Hum Hai Jiye” from the film Veer-Zaara (2004), “Started From The Bottom” by Drake
Car Aston Martin
Hotel Long Beach Golf & Spa Resort, Mauritius
Travel Destination New York

Style Quotient

Car Collection A Lamborghini Urus (Rs 4.18 crore), a BMW M5 (Formula One Edition that cost around Rs 1.73 crore), a Mercedes GLS 400d (Rs 1.29 crore), a BMW X3, a Toyota Fortuner, and a Skoda Laura

Money Factor

Salary (approx.) BCCI Contract: Rs. 7 crore (A+ contract for the 2022–2023 season)

ODI fee: Rs. 6 lakh

T20I fee: Rs. 3 lakh

Test fee: Rs. 15 lakh

IPL fee: Rs. 16 crore (retained by the Mumbai Indians in 2024)

Assets/Properties • A 4 BHK apartment worth Rs. 30 crore on the 29th floor of the Ahuja Towers in Worli, Mumbai

• A mansion in Hyderabad worth Rs. 5 crore

Investments • Around Rs. 88.6 crore in two companies, Rapidobotics, a Robotic automation solutions provider company, and Veiroots Wellness Solutions, a healthcare company

• Stocks worth around Rs. 7.6 crore

Net Worth (approx.) Rs. 214 crore (as of 2023)


Rohit Sharma

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rohit Sharma

  • When Rohit was 1½ years old, his family moved to Dombivali, a suburb of Mumbai.

    Rohit Sharma in his childhood with his parents

    Rohit Sharma in his childhood with his parents

  • His family’s financial condition was not good enough, so he was sent to live with his grandparents in Borivali, Mumbai, where he started playing ‘Galli Cricket.’
  • Although he attended Rizvi College in Mumbai after he passed his 12th board examination, he dropped out of college to pursue his cricketing career.
  • At the age of 11, when he was in 6th standard, he joined a local cricket club in Borivali during his summer vacation, not as a batsman but as an off-spin bowler as there were too many batsmen.
  • Dinesh Lad was the coach of the cricket club, and he discovered Rohit’s cricketing skills. It was Lad who helped Rohit get a scholarship for his admission at Swami Vivekanand International School, where he impressed the selectors with his off-spin and won many games for the school.

    Rohit Sharma's Coach Dinesh Lad

    Rohit Sharma’s Coach Dinesh Lad

  • 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.
  • Rohit could not get selected in the Under-16 selection trial. However, he became the Player of the Tournament during Mumbai’s selection trials.

    Rohit Sharma with a school cricket trophy

    Rohit Sharma with a school cricket trophy

  • Rohit opened in an inter-school ‘Giles Shield’ tournament match for the first time, where he scored career-changing 120-odd runs.
  • Vasoo Paranjape, a former Indian cricketer and coach, played a significant role in ensuring Rohit’s inclusion not just in the U-17 team but also in the playing squad.
  • By 2004, Rohit was emerging as a prominent talent in Mumbai. Pravin Amre, who was the chief junior selector then, was persuaded by Paranjape to observe Rohit’s performance in a local game, which led to Rohit securing a cricket scholarship.
  • In March 2005, Rohit Sharma played his first List A match for West Zone against Central Zone in the Deodhar Trophy at Gwalior, where he remained unbeaten with a score of 31. His standout performance occurred in the same competition when he played against North Zone at the Maharana Bhupal College Ground in Udaipur, scoring 142 runs off 123 balls.
Rohit Sharma smashed an unbeaten century to lead Mumbai to a comprehensive five-wicket victory over Gujarat in the West Zone Twenty20 tournament at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai


Rohit Sharma smashed an unbeaten century to lead Mumbai to a comprehensive five-wicket victory over Gujarat in the West Zone Twenty20 tournament at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai

  • In July 2006, Rohit Sharma debuted in First Class cricket for India A against New Zealand A in Darwin, scoring 57 runs in his first innings and 22 in the second.
  • He played his first Ranji match in the 2006-07 season for Mumbai against Gujarat, where he scored 205 runs from 267 balls.
  • His record Ranji score, an unbeaten 309, was achieved in a game against Gujarat in December 2009.


  • Following Ajit Agarkar‘s retirement in October 2013, Rohit Sharma was appointed as the captain of the Mumbai Ranji team.
  • In 2008, the Deccan Chargers selected Rohit Sharma in the IPL auction.
  • By 2011, he had moved to the Mumbai Indians. Leading the team, Rohit guided the Mumbai Indians to IPL victories in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020.
  • His sole century in the IPL was recorded in the 2012 season, scoring an unbeaten 109 against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
  • Rohit Sharma is an eggetarian. His coach, Dinesh Lad, mentioned that Rohit frequently visited his house to enjoy his preferred dish of half-fried eggs since non-vegetarian items were not allowed in Rohit’s family home at the time. Lad recounted an occasion when Rohit and three others consumed over 60 eggs in one evening at his residence. Lad said,
  • You won’t believe it. That night, Rohit, his brother, my son Siddhesh, and another boy—four of them—gulped more than 60 eggs. I was tired of cooking, but it was worth it.”
  • When he debuted in Test cricket in November 2013, it was Sachin Tendulkar‘s retirement series.
  • Several companies, such as CEAT and the Swiss watch manufacturer Hublot, have endorsed him.
  • He has promoted a wide range of brands, such as Maggi, Fair and Lovely, Lay’s, Nissan, the energy drink Relentless, Nasivion nasal spray, Aristocrat bags from VIP Industries, Adidas, and Oppo smartphones.
  • Rohit Sharma’s aggressive batting style and his ability to hit sixes have earned him the nickname “Hitman.”
  • Sunil Gavaskar once said that Rohit Sharma’s batting technique was almost similar to those of Virender Sehwag and Viv Richards.
  • Rohit Sharma is mostly spotted fielding in the slips, and he sometimes bowls right-arm off-spin.
  • Rohit Sharma is actively involved in numerous animal welfare initiatives. In 2018, WWF-India appointed him as its Rhino Ambassador. He is also affiliated with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Rohit Sharma is affiliated with PETA
  • In September 2015, Rohit Sharma joined Hollywood actors Matt LeBlanc and Salma Hayek in an anti-poaching initiative in Kenya aimed at protecting Africa’s wildlife, including the last northern white rhinoceros.

    Rohit Sharma posing with a Rhino

    Rohit Sharma posing with a Rhino

  • Rohit Sharma often forgets and misplaced things. Virat Kohli revealed this habit of Rohit during a conversation with Gaurav Kapur in 2017. Kohli said,
  • The number of things Rohit Sharma forgets, I have never seen anyone else being this forgetful. iPad, wallet, phone, not the small things, but things for daily use. He (Rohit Sharma) has forgotten his passport two or three times. It was very hard to retrieve it.”
  • Rohit Sharma’s mother tongue is Telugu. He once talked about his mother tongue and said,Yes, my mother tongue is Telugu…my mom is from Vizag.”
  • He is a firm believer in Lord Ganesha and visits the Siddhivinayak Temple before any tour.

    Rohit Sharma at Siddhivinayak Temple

    Rohit Sharma at Siddhivinayak Temple

  • 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.

    Rohit Sharma sleeping

    Rohit Sharma sleeping

  • According to Rohit, had he not become a cricketer, he would have become a real estate businessman.
  • Ahead of the 2024 IPL, Hardik Pandya replaced him as the captain of the Mumbai Indians.