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The destructive Right-handed batsman is the opener of the Indian team who gives a good start to the team in the initial overs and is also the Vice-captain of the Indian national cricket team in the limited-overs format. He was the highest run-scorer of the World Cup 2019 with (648 runs).

Full Name: Rohit Sharma

NickName: Hitman

Birth Date: April 30, 1987

Birthplace: Nagpur, Maharashtra

Nationality: India

Jersey Number: 45

Height: 5 ft 8 in

Role: Batsman

Batting Style: Right-handed Bat

Major Teams: Mumbai, India U19, India Green, India A, Deccan Chargers, India, Mumbai Indians, Indians, India Blue

ICC Rankings

ICC Rankings
Format Test ODI T20
Batting 16 2 11

Batting Career Summary

Format Matches Innings NO Runs BF HS Avg SR 50 100 200 4s 6s
Test 32 53 7 2141 3613 212 46.54 59.26 10 6 1 216 52
ODI 224 217 32 9115 10250 264 49.27 88.93 43 29 3 817 244
T20I 108 100 14 2773 1998 118 32.24 138.79 21 4 0 245 127
IPL 188 183 28 4898 3744 109 31.6 130.82 36 1 0 431 194

Bowling Career Summary

Format Matches Innings B Runs Wickets BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 32 14 370 216 2 1/26 1/35 3.5 108.0 185.0 0 0
ODI 224 38 593 515 8 2/27 2/27 5.21 64.38 74.12 0 0
T20I 108 9 68 113 1 1/22 1/22 9.97 113.0 68.0 0 0
IPL 188 30 332 440 15 4/6 4/6 7.95 29.33 22.13 0 0

IPL Career Summary

Batting and Fielding

Year  Matches Runs BF Highest Score Average Strike Rate 50s 100s 4s 6s Catches
2019 15 405 315 67 28.92 128.57 2 0 52 10 4
2018 14 286 215 94 23.83 133.02 2 0 25 12 8
2017 17 333 273 67 23.78 121.97 3 0 31 9 10
2016 14 489 368 85* 44.45 132.88 5 0 49 16 2
2015 16 482 333 98* 34.42 144.74 3 0 41 21 5
2014 15 390 302 59* 30.00 129.13 3 0 31 16 5
2013 19 538 409 79* 38.42 131.54 4 0 35 28 7
2012 17 433 342 109* 30.92 126.60 3 1 39 18 13
2011 16 372 297 87 33.81 125.25 3 0 32 13 7
2010 16 404 302 73 28.85 133.77 3 0 36 14 9
2009 16 362 315 52 27.84 114.92 1 0 22 18 5
2008 13 404 273 76* 36.72 147.98 4 0 38 19 8

Rohit Sharma’s Test, ODI, and T20I Debut

Test debut  vs Windies at Eden Gardens, Nov 06, 2013

Last Test vs Bangladesh at Eden Gardens, Nov 22, 2019

ODI debut vs Ireland at Civil Service Cricket Club, Jun 23, 2007

Last ODI vs Australia at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Jan 19, 2020

T20 debut vs England at Kingsmead, Sep 19, 2007

Last T20 vs New Zealand at Bay Oval, Feb 02, 2020

IPL debut vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Apr 20, 2008

Last IPL  vs Chennai Super Kings at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, May 12, 2019

Rohit Sharma Records

  • He is the only Indian Captain to score a century in T20Is.
  • He is the second captain to score a double century in ODIs after Virender Sehwag.
  • He has also registered the most number of ducks by an Indian in T20 Internationals. (6)
  • Rohit Sharma becomes 1st Indian to hit 300 sixes in T20 cricket.
  • Rohit Sharma is the fastest Indian and second fastest in the world to hit 300 international sixes.
  • Rohit Sharma is the only Indian and second in the world to hit three T20Is centuries.
  • Rohit Sharma holds the record of hitting the most number of T20Is centuries along with Colin Munro.
  • Rohit Sharma is the second-fastest opener in the world to 5000 ODI runs. He took 102 innings to do so.
  • Rohit Sharma is the second-fastest opener in the world to 4000 ODI runs. He took 83 innings to do so.
  • Rohit Sharma is the second-highest run-scorer for India in T20Is only behind Virat Kohli.
  • On 2 October 2015, Sharma became the second Indian to make a century in T20I cricket, thus becoming the highest scorer in a single T20I innings for India. He scored 106 off 66 balls. This record was broken when K. L. Rahul scored 110* against West Indies on 27 August 2016. Sharma reclaimed it on 22 December 2017 by scoring 118.
  • Sharma became the second Indian after Suresh Raina to have scored a century each in each of the three forms of International Cricket.
  • On 13 November 2014, Sharma became the highest individual ODI scorer with 264 runs against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. He also became the only player to hit three double hundreds in ODI cricket match.
  • Sharma broke the record set by Shane Watson for Most runs from fours and sixes in an innings by scoring 186 runs in boundaries.
  • With 33 fours, Sharma hit the most number of fours in an ODI inning.
  • Sharma has the highest number of sixes, 16, in an ODI inning.
  • On 12 January 2016, Sharma scored 171* against Australia in a one-day international between India and Australia at Perth. This is the highest score by a visiting batsman against Australia in Australia. The previous top score against Australia in Australia was Viv Richards’ 153 not out at the MCG in 1979–80.
  • On 13 December 2017, Rohit scored 208* against Sri Lanka to register his 3rd ODI double-century of his career, becoming the only batsman to score three double centuries in ODI history.
  • On 22 December 2017, against Sri Lanka, Rohit scored the 2nd T20I century of his career and the joint-fastest century with David Miller in T20 International cricket (35 balls).
  • He became only the fifth player to score 2 international T20I centuries after Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis and Colin Munro. His knock of 118 was also the highest individual score by an Indian cricketer in T20Is.
  • With 66 sixes, Sharma hit the most number of sixes in a year (2017).
  • 91.52 – Percentage of runs scored in boundaries by Rohit – 108 out of 118. This is the highest for any T20I innings of 30 or more balls.
  • He had scored the most number of sixes i.e. 10 by an Indian batsman in T20Is.
  • He also holds the record for hitting the most number of fours by an Indian batsman in T20Is i.e. 12 in an innings, he did it twice.
  • With his knock of 208 in Mohali, Rohit also became the 3rd player to score the most number of 150s (5) in ODI cricket in history drawing level with Sachin Tendulkar and David Warner. Previously.
  • Tied with MS Dhoni for captaining a team to three IPL titles.
  • First-person to score a century in all formats of the game in a single tour.
  • Most sixes for India in T20Is.
  • Most sixes by a Batsmen in T20Is
  • Most 50+ scores in T20Is.
  • Rohit Sharma brought up 8000 runs in ODI cricket in the 5th ODI against Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi. He became the joint-fastest (200 innings) to the landmark along with former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.

More About Rohit Sharma

Rohit Gurunath Sharma was born on April 30, 1987, in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra. His father Gurunath Sharma was a caretaker of a storehouse in a transport firm. Due to his father’s low income Sharma was kept with his grandparents and uncles in Borivali in the western Mumbai suburb. He used to visit his parents every weekend who lived in a single-room house in Dombivli, Mumbai.

How it all began

He was a keen observer of cricket and used to play for hours at a stretch. Fortunately, he had a family of sports lovers with whom he used to discuss the game all the time. His inclination towards the game helped him to convince his uncle to join a coaching camp. Even then his father was not able to pay for it. So he was funded by his uncle for the admission to the camp.

His coach at the camp, Dinesh Lad suggested him to change his school to Swami Vivekanand International School. Dinesh was the coach in that school with better cricket facilities but Sharma had no money to afford it for longer period. Upon learning it the coach got him a scholarship for the same. For four years he was under Dinesh’s guidance in that school without paying a penny and did well in cricket.

Rohit Sharma began his career as an off-spinner who could bat a bit. His coach noticed his batting ability and gave him a chance to open the innings from number eight. He scored a century the Harris and Giles Shield school cricket tournaments on his debut as an opener.

Upon learning that his uncle could not afford to pay for his fees there, Lad arranged for a four-year sports scholarship for the talented boy and encouraged the off-spin bowler to open as a batsman. He subsequently scored a century on his debut as an opener during the Harris and Giles Shield school cricket tournaments. That unbeaten 120 in his first inter-school match gave the first glimpse of the hitman in making.

Domestic cricket

Rohit played domestic cricket for West Zone against Central Zone in the Deodhar Trophy of 2005. Then it was his brilliant 142 off 123 balls against North Zone in Udaipur that people started noticing him. He continued to showcase his mettle when he made his First-Class appearances with India A. His Ranji Trophy debut season in 2006-2007 was not an epic one but, his double century against Gujrat was one of the highlights of the season.

Way to go

Thankfully the selectors by then noticed the special 20-year old and gave him chance in limited over cricket. Initially, he had to struggle for a few years. He was continuously in and out of the team for five years which made him miss the ICC World Cup 2011.

Till December 2012, Rohit had played 81 innings and scored less than 2000 runs at an average of just 30 with only two centuries. But then a revival was done by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Rohit was promoted to the top order to open the innings. It was in 2013 ICC Champions Trophy that Rohit was seen opening Indian innings with Shikhar Dhawan. That marked a major moment in Indian cricket as the duo played an important role to make Indian batting lineup one of the best in the contemporary cricket world.

Once an uncertain member of the team, Rohit Sharma is the only man to hit three ODI double hundreds. Moreover, he is the present vice-captain of the team in limited-overs cricket but hasn’t quite replicated his success in Test Matches till now.

Personal life

On December 13, 2015, Rohit Sharma married his long-time friend and girlfriend Ritika Sajdeh. Ritika is a sports event manager who initially met Rohit for professional reason. She used to take care of Rohit’s cricket engagements as his manager. They used to meet mainly for work and then became the best of friends. Their friendship soon turned into love and they decided to take a step ahead. After dating for six long years, the star member of the Indian team decided to propose Ritika at a special place. Rohit proposed Ritika at the Borivali Sports Club, Mumbai where he started his cricket career at the age of 11. Rohit decided to take this major decision of his at the most important and memorable place of his life. Ritika Sajdeh is also a beloved friend to Yuvraj Singh who played a role in introducing these lovebirds. Presently they live in their 4-BHK apartment in Ahuja Towers, Worli, Mumbai. In December of 2018, the couple was blessed with a baby girl whom they named Samaira.

Rohit Sharma also kept a promise he had made to his parents. He took them to a posh area of Borivali from that single-room house in Dombivili to a posh area in Borivali. Rohit also funded for his younger brother Vishal’s higher study in hotel management and sent him to Florida to study hotel management.

In 2015, he was ranked as the 46th richest Indian celebrity by Forbes. Presently, Rohit stands among the top 10 richest Indian cricketers. He has been associated with a number of renowned brands like Fair and Lovely, Maggi, Lays to Adidas, Nisan and Oppo, CEAT, etc.