Rohit Gurunath Sharma was born 30 April 1987 in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra from a poor family. His mother Purnima was from Vizag so he can speak Telugu. His father worked in a transport factory and his income was low. His parents can’t even take care of him properly. So he was raised by his uncles, aunts and grandparents Home in Borivali. He would visit his parents, who lived in a single-room house in Dombivali, only during weekends. He has a younger brother, Vishal Sharma.
Rohit joined a cricket camp in 1999 when he was of 12. His coach at the camp was Dinesh Lad who asked him to change his school to Swami Vivekanand International school, where Lad was the coach and which had better cricket facilities.
Rohit Sharma recollects, “I told him I couldn’t afford it, but he got me a scholarship. So for four years I didn’t pay a penny, and did well in my cricket.”
Sharma started as an off spinner who could bat a bit, before Lad noticed Sharma’s batting abilities and promoted him from number eight to open the innings. He excelled in the Harris and Giles Shield school cricket tournaments, scoring a century on debut as opener.
Rohit Sharma made his List A debut for West Zone against Central Zone in the Deodhar Trohy in March 2005, at Gwaliar. It was his unbeaten innings of 142 in 123 balls against North Zone at uaipr in the same tournament, that brought him into the limelight. Performances for the India A sides in Abu Dhabi and Australia followed, leading to him being selected for the 30 member probables list for the Champions Trophy, although he did not make the final squad. This was before he had made his Ranji Trophy debut. He was also selected for the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy.
Sharma made his First class debut for India A against New Zealand A, at Darwin in July 2006. He made his Ranji Trophy debut for his First-class side Mumabai in the 2006/2007 season. Though he was unable to contribute much in the initial matches he scored 205 off 267 balls in the match against Gujarat. Mumbai went on to win the tournament with Sharma scoring a half century in the final against Bengal. In October 2013, upon the retirement of Ajit Agarkar, and owing to a successful captaincy stint in the IPL for Mumbai Indians, where he helped to win the IPL as well as the Champions League T20, Sharma was appointed as the captain of the Mumbai Ranji team for the 2013–14 season.
Rohit Sharma was first selected for the limited-overs matches on Future Cup 2007 He made his ODI debut against Ireland, although he did not bat in the match. Rohit Sharma eventually made his mark on the international stage on 20 September 2007, when he led India to victory by scoring an unbeaten 50 (which came off 40 deliveries) against South Africa in the ICC T20 WC 2007. The win reserved India a berth in the semifinals of the tournament. At one stage India were 61–4, but his partnership of 85 runs with skipper MS Dhoni helped India to post a total of 153/5.He was eventually declared Man of the Match.Sharma then proceeded to score 30 runs off 16 balls in the final against Pakistan. Rohit Sharma scored his maiden ODI half-century against Pakistan, at Jaipur on 18 November 2007 and was selected as part of India’s 16-man squad for the CB in Australia.Here, he scored 235 runs at an average of 33.57 with 2 fifties, including his score of 66 in the 1st final at Sydney partnering Sachin Tendulkar for most of India’s successful run chase.
However, his ODI performances suffered a downturn after this and his middle-order position was taken over by Raina, and eventually, Kohli took his position as the reserve batsman. He didn’t got a chance in 2011 WC because of Kohli. When Lakshman was injured, he was taken in team but he was also injured before match while playing football. Many players took retirement was taken team.
In a series against Sl in 2014, he scored 264 of 173 (68×1,5×2, 33×4, 9×6)in Kolkata.