Rohit Sharma has been one of the pillars of India’s white-ball team. The Indian ODI and T20 teams have gone through a visible metamorphosis since 2013 and their playing attitude has changed. A major contributor to that has been Sharma. Dhawan and him as openers have given India flying starts and on the basis of which the middle order has gone and scored big runs. His fluent timing and penchant to score daddy hundreds have made him indispensable for the team.
Over the years, he has recorded a multitude of records. However, we look at 5 unknown facts about Sharma in this article.
Sharma can fluently speak four languages which include Hindi, English, Marathi and Telegu. He is born in Nagpur and brought up in Mumbai but his maternal place is in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Hence, he is fluent in speaking Telegu too.
Penchant for Trophies
It is a known fact that Sharma has won innumerable IPL trophies. He has also lifted the Champions Trophy when India beat England in the finals in 2013. He was part of the team that won the inaugural ICC T20 World Cup in South Africa. He is part of a special quartet that has won the IPL trophy with two franchises. He won it with Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians.
Today we know him as the Hitman. The team banks on his opening heroics to put on a commanding total. However, that has not always been the case with him. When he started off playing cricket at the school level, he was an off-spinner. His coach, Dinesh Lad (father of his Mumbai Indians teammate, Siddesh Lad) identified his special batting talent and recommended him to become a full-time batsman.
Ardent Football Follower
Apart from playing cricket on the pitch, Sharma takes a keen interest in football. He is extremely passionate about watching and playing football. He religiously follows the beloved club Manchester United. He also plays Fifa on PlayStation whenever he finds time. It is also learned that he enjoys a game of football to warm up.
Sharma’s mother was against him pursuing a career in cricket. His father was in the transportation business and had lost his livelihood when he was very young. He has to leave cricket temporarily that time. However, his family members came together to send him back to cricket academy. His mother wanted him to study but Sharma paid little heed to it and continued to play cricket. Once while playing in the colony, he broke a glass which resulted in a police complaint against him.