Opening batsman of the team India and vice-captain with limited teams Rohit Sharma turned 34 on Friday. Widely considered one of the most destructive batsmen in modern cricket, Rohit holds the record for highest individual score in ODI cricket (264).
The Indian batsman made his international debut in 2007 against Ireland. In September of that year, Rohit was part of the team that won the inaugural T20 World Cup, defeating Pakistan in the final. The right played a key role with the bat in the final match, scoring unbeaten 30 out of just 16 deliveries to help India reach 157/5.
However, Rohit missed a place on the World Cup team in 2011 due to poor form at the time. His midfield fights continued until MS Dhoni, the country’s captain at the time, played a master move and asked the Indian batsman to open the inning.
Rohit has never looked back since.
In his first international opening tournament, Rohit forged a great partnership with Shikhar Davan, helping India to celebrate the 2013 Champions Trophy.
That same year, he also debuted in Cricket Test in the series that marked the end of Sachin Tendulkarcareer. As he spent centuries in both games in the series against the West Indies, it took time for his white career to escape. Eventually, this happened in 2019, when Rohit – once again, was asked to fight in the opening order. He made remarkable appearances during the home season against South Africa and Bangladesh, consolidating his place in the team.
On November 2, 2013, Rohit Sharma celebrated its first double century in ODI. He hit 209 against Australia. However, he broke the record for the highest individual result in ODI cricket a year later when he scored a stunning 264 inning against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Rohit will score another double century in 2017 against Sri Lanka, remaining undefeated at 208 at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.
In the 2019 World Cup, Rohit Sharma finished as the best winner of the tournament, hitting 648 tracks in nine games averaging 81. He marked a record five centuries in the edition.
In an impressive ODI career so far, Rohit has scored 9,205 tracks in 227 games with an average of 49. He has hit 29 centuries and 43 fifty in his ODI career so far. In the T20Is, he boasts a strike strike of 138.96, scoring 2,864 runs in 111 games.
Rohit Sharma averaged 46.69 in the tests, playing 38 games to score 2,615 tracks.
The 34-year-old is also the most successful captain in the history of the Indian Premier League. He led the Mumbai Indians to five IPL titles so far – the highest in the history of the tournament.
MI are also the current defensive champions of the Indian Premier League.