His Father Lost His Job And They Could Barely Afford To Eat. Today Rohit Sharma Drives Around In A BMW

Blog By riyaz  |  16-12-17

Just how difficult was this journey?

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma is on a high. Scoring his third double century on the day of his second anniversary is not something that anyone else can claim they have accomplished. But the journey to this day was not an easy one.

Rohit Sharma came from a family that was never well off in the first place. But things went from bad to worse. His father lost his job.


Poverty

Poverty

Rohit’s father, Gurunath Sharma had a job at a transport company. He lost his job after the transport company went bankrupt and had to shut shop. The family had difficulty putting together a meal on the table.

Dreams of cricket and superstardom were too far away to think about. His uncle was the obnly one who saw the young boys interest in cricket and encouraged it. Pitching in Rs 50 each, his uncles and their friends got Rohit to join a small cricket academy in the 1999.


Cricket

Cricket

This was where he met coach Dinesh Lad. He started off as an off-spinner but his coach converted him into a batsman. Dinesh also got him a scholarship at Swami Vivekananda International School, keeping the better training facilities in mind.

Dinesh was just one of the many people who believed in Rohit's potential. One day while walking on the streets, they spotted a luxury sedan in his locality. And Rohit told his mentor that he would one day buy the same car.


Cars

Cars

Today he owns that very car. Rohit Sharma is an integral part of the Indian cricket team. His own personal records aside he has helped the team grasp many victories.

From barely being able to afford a living to owning many cars and being one of the most famous people in the world, the young boy has come a long way to becoming a man!







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