Rohit Sharma is Team India’s one of the finest limited overs batsmen, and the Mumbai lad has been scoring some massive runs of late, especially in the year 2017. He scored an amazing 1,293 runs in ODIs last year, playing an integral role in Men In Blue’s dominance.
Rohit played stellar innings in 2017, including few world-record innings. He scored a T20I hundred off just 35 balls against Sri Lanka in Indore, becoming the joint-fastest alongside South Africa’s southpaw David Miller to reach the ton. The Hitman also smashed an incredible third double century in ODI’s at Mohali. He is the first player to do so.
In both the feats, there was one thing common besides his thrashing of bowlers. His wife Ritika Sajdeh was present in the stands, cheering for him and it seems to have brought the best out of Rohit.
And as a result, there has been some light joke doing the rounds, stating Ritika to be the 17th member of the India team.
Meanwhile, Rohit has said that his wife has played an important role in helping him express freely on the cricket field.
In an interview with Cricbuzz, Rohit said, “Yeah, that’s funny. Even I heard that one. She and I definitely make a great team. She’s been a great support as a wife, friend, manager, everything and that’s just adding to the freedom with which I can express myself on the field.”
Rohit and Ritika got engaged in April 2015, and finally tied the knot in December 2015. After getting married, if one looks at Rohit’s ODI career, it has been brilliant, scoring at an average of 62 and 71 in 2016 and 2017 respectively.