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Rohit Sharma Spills on the Origin of his Nickname ‘Hitman’

Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni
Rohit Sharma. Credit: IPL

Indian National Cricket Team‘s vice-captain Rohit Sharma is one of the cleanest hitters of the cricket ball. His superlative hitting has been one of the standouts for India in the last few years. This has earned him the tag of ‘hitman’. And recently, Rohit has revealed the origin of the title saying he heard it for the first time a few years ago from a TV production crew member.

Rohit reveals the story behind his nickname

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma recently led Mumbai Indians to their fourth IPL title. They defeated Chennai Super Kings by one run at Hyderabad to lift the trophy after a gruelling tournament of seven weeks. Personally, he also had a good time with the bat leading the charge from the front. He, along with Quinton de Kock, forged a great opening pair and laid the base to the batters to follow.

2019 World Cup, Double Hundred, Rohit Sharma,
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Since his promotion to the top-order, Rohit Sharma has emerged as a whole new player. The right-hander has regularly thrilled spectators with his ability to smack sixes at will. He is fondly called ‘Hitman’ by both fans and commentators for his big hitting capabilities. This is a massive change form his earlier nickname ‘Maggi Man’, which he earned because he often lasted less than two minutes at the crease.

Rohit Sharma recently took part in a question-answer session conducted by his franchise Mumbai Indians. Unsurprisingly, one of the questions was about the reason behind his nickname. The right-handed batsman seemed to be expecting that question as he had the answer ready.

Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians,

He said that his nickname makes sense because it includes the word ‘hit’ (the last three letters of his first name) and ‘man’. Then Rohit narrated a conversation he had with a person named ‘PD’, who was working in the Star Sports production house. That was the person who called him hitman for the first time, which was later picked up by the commentators.

Watch the video here:


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