New Delhi: With intense media scrutiny and the pressures of performing consistently, being a cricketer is not really easy in a cricket-obsessed country like India.
What is often forgotten by many is the fact it is equally difficult being a partner to a high-profile Team India cricketer.
And if you are the fiancee of star batsman Rohit Sharma, life is hardly normal considering how often the Mumbai lad faces criticism for not being able to live up to his potential.
However, Rohit's fiancee Ritika Sajdeh seems to have adjusted well to this spotlight ever since the couple announced the news of their engagement.
In an interview with the Times of India, Ritika spoke about Rohit's personality off the field and how she handles all the criticism he is often subjected to.
Ro's a good man in a storm. He's the kind of man who would stand by you no matter what and that's something I've always admired about him. He's hilarious! He makes me laugh without even trying.
He's got a very good head for business and has one of the biggest hearts I've ever seen. He's a boy's boy who loves his video games and is a shopaholic! The boy loves his fashion.
No one wants to hear or read anything unflattering about someone they love so yes it is hard but I've developed a thick skin, as much as I could. Rohit is stoic.
He is a positive person so he does his best to put what's said about him out of his mind and just do what he's here to do.
I think what any one would want after a tough day is someone to come home to who you can talk to or just laugh with. I don't talk to him about cricket at all unless he brings it up.