Rohit Gurunath Sharma (born on 30 April 1987 in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra) is fondly called ‘Ro-Hit’ due to his prodigious ability with the bat. He has earned himself the tag of a “HITMAN” because of his propensity to hit sixes with a strange combination of elegance and power! He does so in all formats of the game. With the capability of scoring runs all around the park, Rohit Sharma’s meticulous planning through the match is evident in how he starts his game slowly and picks up momentum gradually.
- He is the only cricketer in the world to hit most sixes in a single match in all 3 formats.
- He is the second Indian to score a century in all three formats of the game.
Virat Kohli – “I enjoy being on the non-striker’s end and watch Rohit Sharma bat” says one great of another.
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Let’s have a look at him cruising through the seasons to reach the DREAM11 IPL 2020 :
As a captain…
- He is the first skipper to lead his team to the IPL title thrice.Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians have won three titles (2013, 2015, 2017) in IPL.
- He is one of the most successful captains as he has evolved under pressure and with each demanding situation, his confidence has doubled.
- His promptness with the bowling changes has been instrumental in these wins. Rohit giving Lasith Malinga (though a little expensive in that match) the final over in IPL 2019 proves the case.
- His calm demeanor with the bigger picture always in the mind, Rohit Sharma’s ability to guide his flock has been evident in matches.
Watch him prep his team heading for a big chase
As a player….
- Rohit Sharma is among those four cricketers who have won the IPL with two different teams (Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians).
- The third highest run-scorer of IPL, the manager of Khaitan fans is heard to have said about Rohit Sharma – “We are trying to secure him for our next advertisement because he swings the bat so fast!”
- He also has a bowling hat-trick to his name, which did take him by surpise! In the IPL 2009, Rohit Sharma was then a part of Deccan Chargers. Watch him take on the Mumbai Indians.
- Player of the match IPL 2015, watch this stylish batsman at his best
- Two of Rohit Sharma’s best innings in IPL handpicked by us
On the lighter side….
- Rohit Sharma, a wonderful man, coz he keeps wondering where he kept his things! He once misplaced his passport before going for a match in Europe. How did the authorities manage that, is a different story.
- A strange record we came across the internet : Rohit Sharma is the only player to win the IPL as a bachelor, husband and father!
- Rohit Sharma is fluent in four languages- English, Hindi, Marathi and Telugu ( his mother being from Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh)
- It has been revealed that among the entire team members, Rohit is the one who loves tosleep a lot. Well did he just doze off in the dugout there in the IPL 2017 final match! The crowd’s uproar on a dismissal woke him up.
To sum it up in Brett Lee’s words – “If you can’t get the wicket of Rohit Sharma, you are struggling in life”.
See you soon.