Rohit Sharma’s family could not pay school fees of Rs 275; What happened next is history

Rohit Sharma is probably having the best period of his professional career and is leading Team India in a successful Cricket World Cup campaign.

Rohit Sharma is probably having the best period of his professional career and is leading Team India in a successful Cricket World Cup campaign. Team India will be playing the final against Australia in the Cricket World Cup 2023 in the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. While cricket fans are awestruck by the form of Rohit in the World Cup, many people did not know about the monetary problem he faced during his initial years.

Rohit Sharma stayed with his uncle and grandparents in Borivali area of Mumbai in 1999. He was an off-spinner in his school days and during a tournament, his performance caught the eye of coach Dinesh Lad. After being impressed by the performance of Rohit, he wanted to talk to his parents about his future in cricket. As coach Lad met Rohit’s uncle, he insisted for Rohit to be admitted to admitted in Swami Vivekanand School.

“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 quoted News18.

Well, after the incident, Rohit flourished in his game and went on to play U-19 cricket, domestic cricket and later Indian National Team.

In this current edition of Cricket World Cup, the Indian Skipper has scored 550 runs in 10 innings with a strike rate of 124.15.

Also Read: Men’s ODI WC: Have Grown Up Watching 50-Over World Cups, So For Me, It’ll Be The Biggest…

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.