Rohit Sharma doesn’t need any introduction any more; his is a known name in the world of cricket. To the shattering International records from a middle order batsman of the Indian Cricket, Rohit is from Nagpur.
He was not fortunate enough to be raised by his parents because of his passion for the sport and family’s poverty. Today he is one of the top 100 celebrities of India in accord to income, fame and success.
His uncles and their friends used to pitch Rs 50 each to make Rohit join a small cricket academy in 1999. Rohit had to start practice very early in the morn. Keeping in mind the better training facilities, Dinesh Sad made Rohit change his school and join Swami Vivekananda School. He was initially an off-spin bowler.
Since it was an expensive affair, Rohit hesitated to join SVIS. For a hassle free training, Dinesh managed a scholarship for Rohit for the next four years. It was Dinesh whose advice made Rohit start practising batting. Dinesh recognised Rohit’s mettle in that department during the initial days.
Hard work makes a man excel in whatever he does, as it is said, Rohit started putting exceptional performances with the bat at the school level tournaments. His exceptional performance at the Giles and Harris Shield School Cricket tournament paved the way for his selection to the Mumbai Under 17 team.
It did not take long for Rohit to mark his place in the Under 17 and Under 19 Indian Teams. With some mighty knock downs, he finished off as a brilliant run scorer in the Under 19 Tournament.
Ever since there has been no looking back for Rohit! In 2006 he made his domestic debut for India. The 20 year Rohit Sharma made an International debut for India in 2007 against New Zealand.
Rohit now, is unarguably one of the most reliable match winner for the National Team.After the era of Sachin, Sehwag and Ganguly, Team India has got an apt replacement for the opener.
Rohit currently holds the record of being the highest rum scorer in an ODI when he smashed 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014. In 2013, ODI against Australia, Rohit hit 16 massive sixes, which is most by a batsman in ODI cricket.
His IPL stint began in 2008 and he now leads the Mumbai Indians. Today Rohit added one more record to his name by hitting a century in 35 balls.
From being someone who couldn’t afford to get a decent training to becoming India’s most valuable opener, he has a long way to shine!