The intriguing incident involving Rohit Sharma’s cricket teaching was the catalyst for his rise to fame.
Leading his team against Australia in the Cricket World Cup 2023 final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday is a historic moment for experienced Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma. Known for being one of the most explosive batters in the history of white-ball cricket, the right-hander has been a consistent member of the Indian batting order for a number of years. Rohit’s path to fame started in 1999 with a problem that drastically altered his life, despite the fact that his remarkable career to date seems like something out of a dream.
When the seasoned hitter for the Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma, leads his team against Australia in the Cricket World Cup 2023 final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Sunday, it will be a historic occasion. The right-hander, who has established himself as one of the most potent batters in white-ball cricket history, has been a cornerstone of the Indian batting order for a number of years. Though Rohit’s remarkable career to date appears to be something out of a storybook, his path to fame started in 1999 when he faced a challenge that fundamentally altered his course in life.
“His uncle told me that the school where he was studying charged only Rs 30, and that they couldn’t afford to pay Rs 275. Which is when I requested the director to give him a freeship (financial aid provided to students from economically weaker sections). He is the first student whom I requested a freeship for. The director did ask me why I was supporting this student. But I knew he was bright and played good cricket. I didn’t want to let him go,” said Lad according to News18.
That proved to be the turning point in his career as he flourished under the coaching of Dinesh Lad and he went on to play U-19 cricket and domestic cricket before finally breaking into the senior side.