Rohit Sharma had a remarkable maiden series as captain of Indian cricket team. He not only led India to a 2-1 series win in ODI and 3-0 in T20Is; but also scored some important runs before the South African series starting from January 2018.
Rohit scored his third double century in ODIs and the joint fastest T20I ton leading India for the first time. He justified his nickname 'Hitman' once again with his innings filled with fours and sixes.
But who gave him that popular nickname? What's its origin? Rohit Sharma himself answered the question talking to India Today.
Rohit revealed the story and said, “Ravi bhai [Shastri] was commenting and there is a guy called PD in the crew, he said after the game that ‘you played like a Hitman’ because my name is Ro-‘Hit’. Ravi was standing there, heard it and said it during the commentary. I think it caught up like that,” he said.
He was also once asked by a fan about his favorite nickname, 'favorite nick name? Maggi man or hit man?', a fan tweeted. 'I prefer Hitman', replied Rohit Sharma.
Rohit himself likes the name. We have seen him using it many times in his tweet. Recently, when India toured Sri Lanka and he and MS Dhoni had guided India to victory from a difficult situation, Sharma tweeted and used the hashtag 'Hitman' and 'Iceman'.