Rohit Gurunath Sharma
|Date of Birth||
April 30, 1987
Top-order Batsman (Indian Men's Cricket Team Vice- Captain)
India, Deccan Chargers, India A, India Green, India Under-19s, Mumbai, Mumbai Cricket Association President’s XI, Mumbai Indians, Mumbai Under-19s
Rohit Gurunath Sharma is an Indian International Cricketer, who has played for the national team since 2007. This immensely talented Indian cricketer has also been the vice-captain of the Indian national cricket team for the ODI and T20I matches.
Rohit Sharma is a right-handed top-order batsman of the team and an occasional right-arm off-break bowler as well. He had started his international career at the age of 20.
This 31 years old batsman came into the limelight after demonstrating some aggressive performances in the CB series. His undeniable playing efforts and some decisive cameos against a few stalwarts such as Stuart Clark, Brett Lee, etc. gave him more highlights among the new-entry cricketers.
After getting selected for the national team, his career has seen many ups and downs due to his unstable performance rates.
Things turned towards a better direction when the former Indian captain M.S. Dhoni has promoted Rohit Sharma to the top-order opener spot. This masterstroke of ‘captain cool’ has given Rohit a new life in his career.
According to the analysis, finally, he has got a turnaround to the success after almost 5 years of his national team selection. Currently, he is playing as the captain of the Mumbai Indians team in the running IPL tournament.
Debut Test Match: at Eden Garden Vs West Indies on 6th of November in 2013
Debut ODI Match: at Civil Service Cricket Club Vs Ireland on 23th of June in 2007
Debut T20I Match: at Durban Stadium Vs England on 19th of September in 2007
Debut IPL Match: He made his IPL debut in 2008 with the Deccan Chargers and later moved to Mumbai Indians team in 2013
He has scored 1585 runs in 27 matches in 5 years of test career at an average of 39.62 and strike rate of 55.02 including 3 hundreds and 10 fifties (as on April 29, 2019)
|Achievements/Records Associated With||
The highest individual score in ODIs (264 runs against Sri Lanka in 2014)