Full Name – Rohit Gurunath Sharma
Date of Birth – 30 April 1987
Birthplace – Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Nationality – Indian
IPL Team – Mumbai Indians
Salary as a Player – INR 15 crore yearly from IPL, INR 7 crore from BCCI
Net Worth – US$25 million
First International Appearance – 23 June 2007 v Ireland (ODI)
Rohit Sharma started his career with India in ODIs in 2007 but made his way into the Test team six years later, in 2013. Rohit faced a lot of criticism initially in his career as a batter, but he has since gone on to prove everyone wrong with his performances over the past few years. He is now a perfect opener and an obvious choice in the Indian line-up across all three formats of the game.
Sharma is the only batter to have scored three double centuries in ODIs, which is something to be proud of. He plays for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL and under his captaincy has guided the franchise to take home the trophy a record five times.
STYLE OF PLAY
Rohit Sharma has a strong technique and opens the batting for India. He is aggressive and scores runs at a scintillating pace, but unlike Virat Kohli, Sharma is calm in his attitude and also applies the same mental strategies when it comes to leading a squad.
Rohit Sharma’s Endorsements
Infinity Learn, TAGG, Glenmark Pharma, IIFL Finance, Vega, Dr. Trust, Oakley, Noise, CEAT, Adidas, Massimo Batteries, Cadbury Bournvita, CricKingdom, LaLiga, Rasna, Highlander, Trusox, Sharp, Relispray, Conekt Gadgets, Aristocrat Bags, IMG-Reliance, Nissan, Hublot, Nasivion, Restless Action Drink, TAGG, MASTER CARD, Nippo India, Financepeer
Infinity Learn – India opener Rohit Sharma was roped in as brand ambassador of Infinity Learn by Sri Chaitanya, an edtech company, in October 2021.On appointment as the brand ambassadors, Rohit Sharma, said, “I’m glad to be associated with reputed educational institution such as Sri Chaitanya with their digital learning venture Infinity Learn.”
TAGG – Talking about his association with the brand, Rohit Sharma said, “TAGG is a purpose-led Indian brand with a mission to make technologically advanced products accessible to everyone. I am pleased to be a part of the young and vivacious TAGGster Community. Fitness and music are imperative to my routine life and associating with a young Indian brand that offers premium audio and smart wearables is an absolute delight. I am excited to get my hands on the upcoming innovations by TAGG and looking forward to exploring new possibilities that Keep Us Ahead.”
Glenmark Pharma – Drug major Glenmark Pharma, on 5 March 2021, named cricketer Rohit Sharma as the brand ambassador for its variant, Candid Powder. Read More.
IIFL Finance – Rohit Sharma was named as the first-ever brand ambassador of non-banking Finance Company IIFL Finance. Read More.
Vega – In October 2020, leading beauty accessory brand, Vega, roped in Rohit as its main face of advertising. Read More.
Dr. Trust – Global Home Health and wellness brand, Dr. Trust, joined forces with Rohit Sharma in October 2020. Read More.
Oakley – In August 2020, Rohit was roped in as brand ambassador of sports eyewear brand Oakley. He sports the brand’s performance eyewear on and off the pitch.
Noise – In January 2020, Electronics brand-Noise announced its partnership with India’s run-machine– Rohit Sharma, as its brand ambassador.
CEAT – Tyre manufacturer – CEAT is the bat sponsor of Rohit. The deal was signed in November 2015 for a whopping ₹ three crores per annum. In October 2018, CEAT renewed its association with Rohit for another three years.
Adidas – In 2013, Rohit Sharma signed a personal endorsement deal worth 300 thousand dollars with Adidas. The agreement was further extended in March 2019.
Massimo Batteries – In January 2020, Rohit was made the ambassador of Massimo Batteries.
Cadbury Bournvita – In February 2020, Rohit was featured in an ad film for Cadbury Bournvita.
CricKingdom – Rohit Sharm joined forces with CricKingdom – a Dubai-based cricket academy, in April 2020.
La Liga – Spanish football league, La Liga, roped in Rohit Sharma as its Indian brand ambassador towards late 2019. With this deal, Rohit became the first non-footballer to endorse the league.
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Rasna – In 2020, Rohit replaced Kareena Kapoor Khan as the main face of Rasna International.
Highlander – In December 2019, Rohit advertised for the fashion-wear brand on various digital platforms.
Trusox – In October 2019, the footwear brand – Trusox roped in Rohit Sharma as its main face of advertising in India.
Sharp television – Sharp television signed an endorsement deal with Rohit in June 2018.
Relispray – In May 2018, Rohit was named the brand ambassador of instant pain reliever, Relispray.
Conekt Gadgets – Rohit Sharma became the main face of Conekt Gadgets in August 2018.
Aristocrat Bags – Rohit Sharma has been advertising for Aristocrat Bags since 2017.
IMG-Reliance – In 2016, IMG Reliance entered the talent management business and signed Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya, ace Indian tennis player Leander Paes.
Nissan – Japanese car manufacturer – Nissan roped in Rohit as its brand ambassador in 2016.
Hublot – Rohit has been endorsing this brand of luxury watches since April 2016.
Nasivion – Nasivion, a nasal spray brand, made Rohit Sharma its main face of advertising in 2015.
Restless Action Drink – Rohit endorsed Restless Action Drink in 2014.
Apart from the above brands, Rohit also featured in advertisements for Oppo Mobiles, Lays, Dream11, Usha, Maggi, Walkaroo, EFA, Jio, Goibibo, Birla Sun Life Insurance, Chandon, Kingfisher.
- 2015 – Arjuna Award
- 2020 – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
- ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2019
- ICC ODI Team of the Year: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- 2015 – GQ award for Sportsman of the Year
Notable Charity Work
- Rohit Sharma was named the brand ambassador of WWF in September 2018. Rohit works with the Rhino Conservation projects in India.
- In February 2015, Sharma joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to support homeless cats and dogs’ sterilization.
- In September 2015, along with Hollywood actors Matt LeBlanc and Salma Hayek, Sharma joined an anti-poaching campaign in Kenya to save Africa’s wild animals, including the last surviving northern white rhinoceros.