As Mumbai batsman Rohit Sharma celebrates his birthday today, here are some interesting facts about the Mumbai Indians captain that very few may know of.
>> Rohit Sharma initially started as an off-spinner but later on realized his potential with the bat courtesy his coach Dinesh Lad.
>> Rohit Sharma can speak four languages fluently - English, Hindi, Marathi and Telugu.
>> During his early years, Rohit used to bunk school to meet his cricket idol - Virender Sehwag.
>> Rohit Sharma, though a vegetarian, is quite fond of eggs.
>> Rohit Sharma's favourite football club is Manchester United.
>> Rohit once went shopping in Australia and spent a whopping Rs 1.5 lakhs.
>> He received a scholarship all due to his talent in cricket.
>> Rohit has posed for a PETA campaign in 204.
>> He was once linked to model Sofia Hayat.
>> He married his childhood friend Ritika Sajdeh on December 13, 2015.
>> Rohit Sharma's historic ODI score of 264 is higher than the team scores in the World Cup finals of 1983, 1987, 1992, 1996 and 1999.
>> Rohit Sharma is the only cricketer to score two double centuries in ODIs.
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