Happy Birthday Rohit Sharma: 5 forgotten facts about The Hitman

By H.JanGra April  30, 2022

Indian skipper and senior opener Rohit Sharma is regarded as one of the most delicate batters globally and in formats

He is known for his success as a skipper in the shortest format, especially in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Mumbai Indians (MI)

Popularly known as The Hitman, he turned 35 on Saturday. While here, we present five of his forgotten facts you must recall.

Rohit began his cricketing career at the tender age of six. Interestingly, his family members contributed to funding his admission to a cricket academy in 1999

Rohit is one of the power-hitters in world cricket and can hit the ball to a long distance

Although people might wonder that he generates such power through some of his intense food habits, you will be surprised to know that it all comes through veg foods, as he is a complete vegetarian

However, he is fond of eggs and was once challenged by a friend to have 45 eggs simultaneously, which he did with ease.

besides cricket, he happens to be a football freak, while his favourite football club happens to be the reigning Spanish champion, Real Madrid.

Rohit has been positively successful in the IPL. He has led MI to five IPL titles, making him the most successful skipper in the tournament. He is also the most successful player in the competition, having won six titles

Anyone who has followed Rohit's career closely must have realised that he has a distinct love for double hundreds

While he has slammed it once in 45 Tests, he has done it thrice in 230 One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

Incidentally, he is the only cricketer to do so three times in ODIs, while he also holds the record of the highest ODI individual score (264 vs Sri Lanka, Kolkata 2014)