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Rohit Sharma- is he the best “Vice-Captain” of India?


Rohit Sharma As Vice-Captain of India Cricket Team

RO-“HITMAN” Sharma.  A well-known and respected name in Indian and also in International Cricket. Rohit Sharma holds the record for hitting the highest number of sixes in a T20I and the joint Fastest Century holder in T20I. The captain of Mumbai Indians in IPL and the Vice-Captain of Indian Cricket(excluding Tests). He currently holds the Records of

Rohit Sharma’s Background

Rohit Gurunath Sharma, born on 30th April 1987, in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, is one the best openers Indian Cricket has ever produced. Purnima Sharma and Gurunath Sharma are Rohit’s parents. His father was a caretaker of a transport farm storehouse. He used to live with his grandparents and uncles at Borivali as his father was very poor. He joined cricket at a camp in 1999. He changed his school with the help of his coach for his cricket and played his school-level cricket for Swami Vivekanand International School. Starting his career in List A for West Zone against Central Zone in Deodhar Trophy at Gwalior in March 2005, he was not always an opener. In fact, he started off as an Off-spinner who batted at number 8. His batting ability was noticed by Dinesh Lad, his childhood coach, and promoted him as an opener for his side and the “Hitman” scored his first century as an opener on debut. His performance shot him through his State Team, India A, and finally made it to the Indian International Team. He debuted in November 2013 in Tests. It was Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell series at Eden Gardens. His appearance in T20I was in 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and in ODI was on 23rd June 2007 against Ireland. He even did not join the Indian Team as an Opener. He came into the team as 5 or 6 for T20Is and ODIs. It was after the India tour of Sri Lanka, 2011, he started his career as an Opener and he had not looked back since. On April 15th, 2019 he was selected as the Vice-Captain of the Indian Cricket Team. He became the Captain of Mumbai Indians in 2013 in IPL and has proven himself since then, winning 5 IPL titles(2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020) and the former Champions League Twenty20 Competition, 2013. His captaincy for Mumbai Indians has been a phenomenon. His captaincy for Indian in International Cricket has also been a huge success, winning the Asia Cup and Nihadas Trophy in 2018. His winning percentage has also been huge.


Rohit Sharma is the first Captain in IPL who has won the title in three different decades, in three different countries. He is the ICC Number One ODI Player of the Year, as of January 2020. His stats are humongous and are feared and respected by all of his opponents.

Rohit Sharma Stats

Rohit Sharma Batting Stats

TEST 2013-38648261521246.7447825558.4712
ODI 2007-20224232911526449.31025017388.92943
T20I 2007-11010215280011832.2202743138.1421
IPL 2008-200195285230109*31.3400460130.6139
1ST CLASS 2006-98154177592309*55.41208432262.82432
LIST A 2006-20295284401135726446.51283617388.53256
T20 2007-34232947900111831.9675243133.3663

As was mentioned earlier his bowling career as an off-spinner was made into part-time as he concentrated more on batting ever since. His bowling career is also to be quite respected.

Rohit Sharma Bowling Stats

TEST 2013-3816383522421/263.5112.0191.50
ODI 2007-2022438593251582/275.2164.474.10
T20I 2007-110968011311/229.97113680
IPL 2008-200303320440154/67.9529.322.11
1ST CLASS 2006-98702153481154244/413.2248.189.71
LIST A 2006-2029570136751162304/285.138.745.61
T20 2007-342576280817294/67.8128.221.71

Rohit Sharma was also declared on the list of ICC Men’s T20I and ODI teams of the decade. He is currently the number 2 on ICC ODI Men’s Batting Ranking with 842 points and number 9th on ICC Tests Men’s Batting Ranking with 747 points. He has also made it to the ICC ODI Men’s team of the year for 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. He has also been declared as the ICC ODI Men’s Player of the Year 2020.

This celebrated figure of Cricket got married to Ritika Sajdeh(21st December 1987) on 13th December 2015 and is the father of a lovely daughter Samaira Sharma(30th December 2018).

There had been a lot of talks around of Rohit Sharma replacing Virat Kohli as the captain of India in the shorter formats of Cricket. And as well be mentioned that Rohit’s record as a captain of a side in IPL has been far more superior to Virat Kohli, who has captained Royal Challengers Bangalore and have not a single title ever since. Due to on-field rests in the ongoing innings, Rohit has also captained India due to Virat Kohli being out of the field. His decisions than as a captain have also been better than the Indian Captain, as argued by many retired players of the game.

Rohit Sharma is also a very humane character involved with animal welfare, community health, and children welfare. In February 2015, Rohit joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to support the sterilization of homeless cats and dogs. In September 2015, Sharma joined an anti-poaching campaign in Kenya to save the wild animals of Africa including the last surviving northern white rhinoceros. On September 22, 2018, on “World Rhino Day”, Rohit Sharma was named as the WWF-India Rhino Ambassador. 

A Sportsman of caliber has also been recognized by the Indian Government who awarded him the Arjuna Award in 2015 and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2020. He is also the proud receiver of the GQ Award of the Sportsman of the Year presented to him in 2015.

Rohit Sharma’s Net Worth

Mr. Rohit Sharma has an estimated net worth of 22 Million USD (Rs. 160 Crore), which in Indian currency is approximately equal to 160 Crore Indian Rupee (i.e. approx One Hundred Sixty Crore INR).


Rohit Sharma owns a luxury designer house in Mumbai, India which he bought in the year 2015. The current value of his house is Rs. 30 Crore INR. Also he owns multiple real-estate properties across the countryThe Car collection of Rohit Sharma is quite Average. He owns few of the best luxury cars in the world. BMW, Audi, Porsche and Mercedes Benz are the Car brands that Rohit Sharma own.

His estimated income chart is as follows


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