From Manager to Soulmate: Love Story of Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh

The Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and his wife Ritika Sajdeh— a former sports manager have established themselves as one of the best couples in the world. Few people believe that Ritika Sajdeh is the sister of former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh. In reality, Ritika is a Rakhi sister of Yuvraj, meaning they aren’t any form of own or biological siblings. He considers Ritika a younger sister as a sign of respect and goodwill. 

Do you know that before Rohit and Ritika became soulmates, they were good friends? Let’s delve deeper into the love story of the handsome right-handed batsman and the T20 World Cup-winning captain Rohit Sharma and his gorgeous wife Ritika Sajdeh. It would be interesting to find out how they met for the first time and their journey from work relationship to best friends and then to the best couple in the world.

Rohit Sharma —The Hitman

The Indian right-handed opening batter Rohit Sharma was born on 30th April 1987 in Nagpur. His father Gurunath Sharma, worked as a caretaker of a transport company storehouse and because of his low income, Rohit’s grandparents and uncles raised him.  

In 1999, Rohit joined a cricket camp and started his cricket career as an off-spinner, but later changed his path to a full-time batter. However, in 2007 he made his debut in international cricket under Rahul Dravid’s captaincy. Since 2013, Rohit Sharma has become the core opening batter for his team and has risen to fame with his explosive batting style. It is estimated that Rohit Sharma’s net worth is INR 215 Crores in 2024.

Ritika Sajdeh —Wife of Rohit Sharma

Before becoming the wife of Rohit Sharma, Ritika Sajdeh was a sports event manager, who used to look after the players and their brand endorsements and contracts. She was born on 21st December 1987. She is 7 months and 21 days younger than Rohit Sharma in terms of age. Since her wedding, Ritika has been managing the activities of her husband and has a net worth of INR 10 to 15 Crores approximately.

How Rohit Sharma met Ritika Sajdeh for the first time?

Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh met as professionals for the first time during an ad shoot in 2008. Since Ritika was a sports manager who used to manage the ad shoots of various cricketers, Rohit was one of those cricket players on her list.

Rohit recalled the incident and revealed that in an interview with Gaurav Kapur in ‘Breakfast with Champions’, Yuvraj Singh warned him to stay away from his Rakhi sister Ritika. As a result, Rohit Sharma initially had a poor impression on Ritika Sajdeh.

On that day, Rohit had to redo the shoot again due to some technical problems with his microphone, and it was Ritika who assisted him throughout the session. He said that Ritika was kind and sweet to him during their first interaction and made him feel comfortable by saying to let her know if he needed any assistance.

Many times, Rohit and Ritika used to meet each other for work and later became good friends. Their friendship gradually moved to the next level they eventually fell in love with each other and dated for six years. The couple felt free to talk about their relationship while dating each other.

Rohit Sharma’s proposal to Ritika Sajdeh

After dating for six years, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma proposed to Ritika Sajdeh during the IPL. He took Ritika to the Borivali sports ground, where he started his cricket career as an 11-year school boy.

Rohit bent down to his knees and proposed to Ritika with a ring in his hand. Surprised by his gesture, Ritika accepted his proposal and said YES!

Rohit Sharma tweeted on his account which conveyed how their relationship changed from best friends to soulmate, which couldn’t have been better than this.

Ritika Sajdeh and Rohit Sharma Engagement in June 2015

After dating for 6 years, Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh’s engagement took place on 3rd June 2015. Also, Rohit hosted a grand engagement party where the couple exchanged rings at the Borivali Sports Complex in Mumbai. Bollywood actor Sohail Khan and his wife Seema Sajdeh (formerly known as Seema Khan before divorce) — Ritika’s first cousin, attended the grand event.

Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh Finally Get Married in December 2015

Six months after their engagement, Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh’s marriage took place on 13th December 2015 at the Taj Lands Hotel in Mumbai. Several cricketers, Bollywood celebrities, and businessmen attended their wedding.

Samaira Sharma: A blessed baby girl to Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh in 2018

After 3 years of marriage life, Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh welcomed a cute daughter named Samaira Sharma into their lives on 30th December 2018. But, it was on 6th January 2019, when Rohit Sharma revealed his daughter’s name to the world by sharing a beautiful family picture with his wife Ritika and their daughter captioning it as Baby Samaira. 


Ultimately, Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh together look like a lovable couple and their love for each other is a perfect example to the world of how the best friends can become soulmates over a certain time. 

Also, Ritika has shown consistent support towards her husband during the highs and lows of his cricketing career. She motivated Rohit Sharma to recover from the heartbreaking loss of the ODI World Cup 2023 finals, and he finally succeeded in winning every cricket fan’s hearts by lifting the T20 World Cup 2024 trophy. Mainly, their daughter Samaira adds a perfect fairy tale to Rohit and Ritika’s 9-year marriage life and as cricket fans, we wish the couple a life filled with complete happiness and love!

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