It goes without a saying that Rohit Sharma, India’s vice-captain in the shorter versions of the game has been one of the most popular cricketers in the Indian canon. It isn’t just popularity that he comes with but he brings along with himself an exciting variety of strokes and an ecstatic repertoire of aggression with a smile on his face.
Deemed as the perfect successor to Virender Sehwag, who loves to make merry in the middle of the pitch, he is also one of the best players of short balls across the globe. Despite being such a humdinger batsman and an equally brilliant fielder, his humility and extraordinary sense of humour make him an automatic favourite of the fans and his colleagues.
He made his debut in 2007 but found his stride when Dhoni experimented with him in the opening slot after repeated failures from other notable monikers. The fact that underlines his magnificent brilliance is three double-centuries in the shorter version of the game that saw him coming down heavily on the best bowlers of the world. More importantly, he fires the extravagant knocks under severe pressure and in crunch situations.
Another significant laurel in Rohit’s already heavily bedecked crown is the kitty of five IPL championships that Mumbai Indians have bagged under his leadership. He was also India’s highest scorer in the recently concluded World Test Championship despite being inducted late into the contest.
The 34-year-old cricketer has now evolved himself into a run-machine and is also one of the most popular sportsmen in the country. Alongside being an illustrious batter, he has also become a brand himself with the quality of athleticism, leadership, belligerence and farsightedness that he has brought along with himself to the platter.
Rohit Sharma is one of the three cricketers who were chosen to be a part of the privileged A plus contract category. From this national contract, he bags an annual salary of Rs 7 crores. Apart from this national contract, BCCI also shells out a whopping Rs 15 lakhs per Test match, a staggering Rs 6 lakhs per ODI and Rs 3 lakhs per T20 as the match fee to every cricketer.
He was also retained by Mumbai Indians in the 2018 IPL Mega-Auction and his current IPL salary is a staggering Rs 15 crores. Being a part of IPL, Rohit already has to endorse various brands like Jio and other names that are involved with IPL. Apart from this, Sharma also promulgates various other brands independently that plays a major part in his salary. He is the brand ambassador of illustrious brands like IIFL Finance, Vega, Glenmark Pharma variant Candid Powder, Dr. Trust, Noise, Oakley, Ceat, Hublot and the list still goes on. Going by the reports, he bags an amount close to Rs 7 crores from these endorsements.
He has an impressive residence and a rambunctious collection of cars. He resides in a 6000 square feet apartment in Worli. The apartment is on the 29th floor and fully furnished. It also commands over a 270-degree view of the Arabian Sea. Going by the reports, the cost of the apartment is an astonishing Rs 30 crores.
Coming to the collection of cars, the significant appellations are Skoda Laura, Toyota Fortuner and BMX X3. To make this even more intense he owns the Formula One version of the BMW M5 Car. He also brags about Audi, Mercedes and Nissan, the latest of which he used to endorse at one point in time.
Going by the accumulated figures and the latest reports, Sharma’s net worth comes close to around Rs 170 crores which is equivalent to $23.1 million.