Video: How Rohit Sharma got his nicknames — ‘Ro’ and ‘Hit-man’

There are not many batsmen in the world, who make batting look as elegant as Rohit Sharma does. The Indian cricketer, who is currently leading Mumbai Indians (MI) in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has already led the side to two championship titles. Rohit is one of the key players in the Indian limited-overs set-up and enjoys an immense fan following. He is fondly called “Ro” and “Hit-man”. In Pictures: Rohit Sharma gets married to Ritika Sajdeh

In this video from Unscripted, the Mumbai cricketer shares the story behind his two very different nicknames. ‘Ro’ was lovingly given to him by his wife Ritika while he earned the nickname ‘Hit-man’ after his belligerent double ton against Australia in the final ODI at Bengaluru in 2013. Hear the story from Rohit himself:

MI take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Wednesday at the latter’s den Eden Gardens in Kolkata. It is Rohit’s happy hunting ground where he has smashed a lot of runs including his IPL hundred, century in Test debut and the highest ODI score of 264.