We know about the Hitman’s on-field story. But how much do we know off it? Here is everything about Rohit Sharma family…
One of the most talented Indian Batsmen in the opening slot, Rohit Sharma or Hitman is ruling the hearts of Indian fans for a long time now. In his 12-year career, he has broken and established plenty of records. Recently, he broke Sangakkara’s record of most centuries in a single edition of ICC World Cup, scoring 5 in the 12th edition of the mega-event. Rohit ranks 2nd in the ICC ODI ranking for best batsmen which is evident from the ease in his batting and his impeccable class.
The 32-year old is the current Vice-Captain of the Indian Cricket Team and Captain of reigning IPL Champions, Mumbai Indians. In fact, he has led the IPL giants to a record 4 titles, while himself being a part of 5 title runs (one with the Deccan Chargers in season 2). That makes him one of the most decorated players in the World’s richest cricket league. His on-field success is not unknown to anyone but his personal life is something little known to the fans. Here is a little about Rohit Sharma family with each member and their contribution in the champ’s life.
Rohit Sharma Wife: Ritika Sajdeh
Rohit Sharma met Ritika Sajdeh as the rakhi sister of star Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh in 2008. Ritika was a part of his brother’s sports management company Cornerstone Sport. Initially, she used to have meetings with Rohit as Sports Manager then the duo turned into friends. Friends to best friends, best friends to love birds and love birds to married couple, their love story went through all the steps. The couple tied the knot on 13 December 2015 after dating for 6 years. In 2018, Ritika and Rohit were blessed with a baby girl who was later named Samaira. Interestingly, Rohit has been in an amazing form since his marriage. In fact, he scored his 3rd double century on his wedding anniversary dedicating his effort to his soulmate.
Rohit Sharma Father: Gurunath Sharma
Rohit Sharma comes from a humble background, his father being a low-income worker in a transport firm. In fact, all he could afford was a single-room house in Dombivali. Despite his financial incapability for 2 children’s education, he made a vice decision of handling the responsibility of Rohit to his father and brothers and unlike others did not force him to work for additional financial support. Rohit lived in the suburb regions of Borivali, Mumbai and visited his father’s place on weekends. His father’s ever standing support and belief helped a shy boy from a poor family dream big and inspire millions.
Rohit Sharma Mother: Purnima Sharma
Purnima Sharma, Rohit Sharma’s mother was always there with Gurunath through the tough times even when Gurunath lost his job and they were forced to send Rohit to his grandparents’. She helped stabilise the family in tough times both emotionally and financially. Also, she ensured that the 2 sons never felt left out in this chaotic upbringing. Rohit knows a little Telegu because of her as she hails from Vizag, Andhra Pradesh. Also, she was the one to pick number 45 for his son in the white-ball cricket. It was the semi-finals of U-19 Cricket World Cup 2006 when Rohit called his mother for help in choosing a number. He wanted to pick 19 which was not available so her mother picked number 45 for him.
Rohit Sharma Brother: Vishal Shama
Vishal Sharma is Rohit Sharma’s younger sibling and a close doppelganger. Vishal likes to keep it low profile while being active on social media. He has more than a thousand followers on Instagram without a single picture with his elder brother. Vishal can also be seen supporting his brother’s side, Mumbai Indians from the stands.
Rohit Sharma Daughter: Samaira Sharma
The youngest member of the family and cutest one too, Rohit Sharma’s daughter Samaira Sharma was born on 31st December 2018. The super cute Mumbai Indians supporter is already an internet sensation. This what the hitman had to say when asked about how his feelings after winning the IPL 2019 Finals by his wife: “It is special. Not just Samaira but you (addressing his wife, Ritika) also. Yes, (winning in front of) Samaira because this is her first IPL and she came for most of the games. I’m very happy,”
Rohit Sharma Brothers in Law
Although Rohit Sharma’s in-laws are pretty known people in the Indian Sports, because of Cornerstone Sports. But the most interesting and popular brother in law would be the retired Indian legend, Yuvraj Singh. Yuvraj Singh is Rakhi Brother of Ritika Sajdeh, so brother in law of Rohit Sharma. Although this sounds absurd in reality, Rohit has that family relation with the leftie and does not hesitate to seek advice from the champion.
Bunty Sajdeh is also the cousin of Ritika Sajdeh and therefore the brother-in-law of Rohit Sharma. In fact, Bunty has claimed that it is due to him that the two – Ritika and Rohit – met in the first place. Bunty Sajdeh, the owner of Cornerstone Sport & Entertainment, is regarded as the man behind Virat Kohli’s blockbuster commercial deals.