Rohit Gurunath Sharma is an Indian cricketer who represents the country in international cricket. On the domestic level, Rohit plays first-class cricket for Mumbai. Rohit is the present vice-captain for the Indian cricket team in limited-overs cricket. He is also the present captain of Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
Rohit Sharma- About
Rohit Sharma is a right-handed opening batsman and bowls right-arm off-break occasionally. Rohit is widely popular for his aggressive style of batting where he likes to take the charge to the bowler. He is the only batsman in the world to hit three double centuries in ODI cricket. He also holds the record for most number of runs scored by a batsman in a single innings of ODI cricket (264 vs Sri Lanka). Because of his aggressive batting style, Rohit has been nicknamed 'Hitman'. Rohit Gurunath Sharma is a cricketer who leads Team India across formats and the Mumbai Indians in IPL. Rohit also represents Mumbai at domestic level and is considered as one of the most flamboyant batters India have ever produced.
Rohit Sharma Journey- Along the years
First Class Debut for India A
Ranji Trophy Debut for Mumbai
IPL Debut : Deccan Chargers
IPL Debut : Mumbai Indians
Became Captain of Mumbai Indians
Captained Mumbai Indians to first IPL victory
International Test Debut
Scored First Career ODI Double Century (209 vs Aus)
Scored Second Career ODI Double Century (264 vs SL)
Became highest individual scorer in a single innings in ODI cricket (264 vs SL)
ODI World Cup Debut
Captained Mumbai Indians to second IPL victory
Captained Mumbai Indians to third IPL victory
Scored Third Career ODI Double Century (208* vs SL)
Captained Mumbai Indians to fourth IPL victory
Became the third Indian batsman to win the ICC Golden Bat award at ICC ODI World Cup 2019
Captained Mumbai Indians to fifth IPL victory
Scored First Overseas Test Hundred Against England At The Oval
Became Captain Of India's T20I Team
Became Captain of India in all formats
Captains India in 2022 T20 World Cup
Rohit Sharma Records
Highest individual score in ODIs - 264.
Only player with three double centuries in ODIs.
Second Indian with centuries in all formats of cricket (other than Suresh Raina).
The highest number of centuries in a single ICC World Cup- 5
Rohit Sharma is the only player to score three double centuries in the history of ODI cricket.
Rohit's 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014 is the highest individual score in the 50-over format.
Rohit Sharma has hit four centuries in T20Is, the most for any batter in the shortest form of the game.
Rohit Sharma is the leading run-scorer in the world in T20Is with 3737 runs.
Rohit has hit five centuries in the 2019 World Cup which is the most by any batter in a single tournament/series.
Rohit is the most capped player in T20Is overall, having appeared in 142 matches for India.
Awards and Accolades
Rohit Sharma was honoured with ‘Arjuna Award’ in 2015.
Awarded the Golden Bat award for scoring most number of runs in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Rohit Sharma was awarded the highest sports honor of the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2020.
Rohit Sharma was awarded the highest sports honor of the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award (now known as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award) in 2020.
Rohit Sharma Awards & Achievements
Rohit Sharma won the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year award in 2019.
Rohit Sharma was part of ICC Men's ODI Team of the Year in 2014 (12th man), 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
The Indian skipper was also named in the ICC Men's ODI and T20I teams of the decade (2011-2020).
For the first time ever, Rohit was named in the ICC Test team of the year in 2021.
Rohit Sharma won the Sportsman of the year by GQ in 2015.
Rohit Sharma bagged the sportsman of the year award from the Indian Sports Honours in 2019.
Rohit Sharma Career
Rohit Sharma Domestic Career
Rohit Sharma made his List A debut in March 2005, for West Zone against Central Zone in Deodhar Trophy. In the same tournament, Sharma scored an unbeaten inning of 142 in 123 balls against North Zone at Udaipur. This gave Sharma an opportunity to represent India A at Abu Dhabi against Australia. Sharma was also named in the 30-man list for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy tournament but failed to make the squad.
Sharma made his India A debut against New Zealand A in a first-class match at Darwin in July 2006. Months later, Rohit made his Ranji Trophy debut for his Mumbai in the 2006–07 season and was a part of the victorious Mumbai team. Sharma has been a part of Mumbai's Ranji Trophy team for his entire domestic career. Rohit was appointed team captain ahead of Mumbai for the 2013–14 season after the retirement of Ajith Agarkar.
Rohit Sharma International Career
Rohit Sharma ODI Career
Rohit Sharma made his international debut for India at a one-day match against Ireland in Belfast on 23 June 2007. He used to bat at number seven and didn't get a chance to bat in India's nine-wicket victory.
After which Sharma was occasionally dropped from the team but finally made it back every single time. Sharma had a disastrous 2012 when he scored only 168 runs in the whole calendar year.
Rohit also plays well in partnership with the no.3 batsman Virat Kohli.
Kohli-Rohit pair has an average of over 65 in ODIs. On 13 November 2014, Sharma registered the highest individual score in a single inning. He scored a mammoth 264 from 173 deliveries against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Sharma was the recipient of the Golden Bat award for scoring the most number of runs in ICC World Cup 2019.
Rohit Sharma Test Career
Rohit Sharma was never considered to be a Test cricketer. Rohit made his Test Debut in November 2013. It was the same series when Sachin Tendulkar retired. Sharma made his Test debut at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. He scored 177 on his debut match. It was the second-best score on debut by an Indian just Shikhar Dhawan's score of 187. He scored another century in the very next match.
Sharma was however dropped from the Test team due to inconsistency in performance. Sharma however was selected for the 2018–19 tour of Australia. He became a part of the first-ever Indian team to win a test series against Australia in Australian soil.
Rohit made his Test debut in November 2013 during a two-match Test series against West Indies in India. It was the same series where legendary Indian player Sachin Tendulkar retired from international cricket.
Rohit scored 177 on his debut Test innings which is the second most runs by any Indian player on debut after Shikhar Dhawan's 187 versus Australia in 2013.
Rohit's initial Test journey was sporadic as he struggled for consistency. But the situation changed during the home Test series against South Africa when Rohit was played as an opener and slammed 529 runs in four innings at an average of 132.35. He scored three centuries with the best score of 212.
Rohit has since cemented his place as a regular opener in the longest format, playing several wonderful knocks, including the 127 against England in the 2021 Oval Test to register his first overseas Test hundred.
Rohit Sharma debuted for India in T20Is during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and was a part of the World Cup-winning Indian squad under MS Dhoni’s captaincy. Rohit is the highest run-scorer in T20Is and is the only batter to smash four centuries in the shortest format. The Indian batter also holds the record of hitting the most sixes in T20Is. He is very close to achieving 4000 T20I runs.
Rohit Sharma IPL Career
Rohit Sharma has had one of the most successful and illustrious IPL careers ever. Sharma debuted in the IPL in 2008. He was signed by the Deccan Chargers franchise, based in Hyderabad. His contract got him a whopping $750,000 a year. Although he was selected as a batsman, he proved his worth as a bowler too as he took a hat-trick against Mumbai Indians. He dismissed Abhisekh Nayar, Harbajan Singh and JP Duminy to bag his first ever hattrick.
In the next IPL auctions, Sharma was bought by Mumbai Indians for a sum of $2 million. He has been with the Mumbai Franchise ever since. Sharma has personally scored over 4,000 and is the third-highest run-scorer after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina.
Rohit fetched more than 2 million USD in the 2011 IPL auction as Mumbai Indians were keen to have the services of the local lad. The rest is the history. Rohit replaced Ricky Ponting as captain of MI in the middle of IPL 2013 and has won five titles with the franchise to emerge as the most successful captain in the history of the competition.
Rohit has scored 5764 runs in IPL and is the third most run-getter in the history of the T20 league. As of 2022, Rohit has been part of six IPL titles - one with Deccan Chargers in 2009 and five with Mumbai Indians (2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020).
Rohit has smashed a total of 240 maximums, the third most sixes in IPL history. His highest score is 109 against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2012.
Rohit Sharma Captaincy Record
Rohit Sharma was named India's vice-captain in white-ball formats with Virat Kohli as captain after MS Dhoni stepped down from the captaincy role in early 2017.
Rohit's first assignment as India captain came during the bilateral series against Sri Lanka in December 2017 after Kohli was rested. India won the ODI series 2-1 and whitewashed the Lankans 3-0 in T20Is.
India won the Nidahas Trophy and the Asia Cup in 2018 under Rohit's captaincy. Rohit replaced Virat Kohli as T20I skipper of India shortly after the conclusion of the 2021 T20 World Cup in November 2021.
In January 2022, Rohit was given the charge of India's captaincy in all formats after Kohli quit Test captaincy owing to a 2-1 defeat in South Africa.
Rohit Sharma was named the vice-captain of India in limited-overs cricket as soon as Virat Kohli assumed the role of the captain on Dhoni's captaincy abdication. Sharma was named the captain of the Indian team in December 2017 when India's captain Virat Kohli was rested for the series against team Sri Lanka. The team won the series 2–1. Rohit has also led India to victory in the Nidahas Trophy.
Rohit Sharma's Wife, Daughter & Family
Rohit Sharma was born on 30 April 1987 in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra, to Purnima Sharma and Gurunath Sharma. Rohit's father worked as a caretaker of a transport firm storehouse. His father didn't have adequate financial means to support Rohit and hence he was raised by his grandparents and uncles in Borivali.
Rohit's parents lived in a single-room house in Dombivli, only during weekends. Rohit has a younger brother named Vishal. Rohit Sharma's wife name is Ritika Sajdeh, the couple got married in 2015. They have a beautiful daughter, her name is Samaira Sharma.