Indian Opener Rohit Sharma today turns 33. Rohit is spending his quarantine period with his wife and child and is often seen doing Instagram live session with his fellow cricketers. Rohit Sharma is one of the greats to ever step into the field. The impact that Rohit Sharma has on Indian Cricket is immeasurable. Rohit Sharma is one of the strongest pillars of Indian Cricket currently along with Indian Captain Virat Kohli.
Rohit made his ODI debut on 23rd June against IRELAND and T20 debut against England. Rohit has played 224 ODI Matches and 9,114 runs with a batting average of 49.27. While in T20 Rohit has played 107 matches and scored 2,713 runs with a batting average of 31.90. Rohit Sharma was a part of 2007 World Cup winning team and played some crucial knocks when the team needed.
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There was no iota of doubt about Rohit’s batting talent, but his full potential was not being used. The 2013 Champions Trophy completely changed the picture for Rohit Sharma, as well as Indian Cricket. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar’s partnership helped India to lift the 2013 Champions Trophy. After that Rohit went on to become one of the best openers India has ever produced.
Rohit Sharma is the only player in the cricket history to score 3 double tons. This speaks volumes about his talent and strong temperament. Rohit is known to be a god gifted timer of the ball. Rohit Sharma is amongst those players who can place the ball wherever he wants. His ability to play the shorts so effortlessly, can make anyone go gaga over him.
Not only as a player, Rohit has proved himself as a leader too. Rohit Sharma is the only IPL captain to lift the IPL trophy 4 times. In crunch moments Rohit’s ability to stay cool and believe in the players made him win such big tournaments. Under his captaincy Team India lifted the Asia Cup trophy.
Rohit Sharma holds the record of highest individual score by any batsman in ODI cricket. Rohit scored 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in 2014. Rohit Sharma won ICC ODI player of year on 2019 for his exceptional performance around the year.
Indian Captain Virat Kohli wished Rohit Sharma on his birthday. He tweeted, “Happy B’day Rohit. God bless you with good health and happiness and many more elegant innings. Stay safe stay healthy”.
Happy B'day Rohit @ImRo45. God bless you with good health and happiness and many more elegant innings. Stay safe stay healthy.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 30, 2020