It is a special day today(23rd June ) as Rohit Sharma completes his 15 years in the world of International Cricket. Rohit Sharma made his debut against Ireland 15 years ago on this day, 23rd June 2007. Also, on this day 9 years ago, Rohit Sharma along with his team members won the ICC Champions Trophy on 23rd June 2013, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
Rohit Sharma as a 20-years young boy played his first ODI match against Ireland in Belfast on 23rd June 2007 under Rahul Dravid’s captaincy. However, he did not get a chance to bat during that match but later went on to become one of the world’s best batsmen.
The Rise of Hitman: Rohit Sharma
During the initial stages of his career, Rohit Sharma did not get much recognition, and rarely he was given chances to play in the Indian Team. He started his career as a middle-order batsman. In the T20 world cup 2007, when India’s in-form batsman Yuvraj Singh was injured, Rohit Sharma was selected as an alternative player for the match against South Africa under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
Rohit Sharma impressed with his performance by scoring a half-century against South Africa, thereby taking India to a respectable total which helped his team to defend their total, thereby knocking South Africa out of the tournament.
Rohit Sharma was later dropped out from the 15 men’s squad of ICC World cup 2011 due to the availability of many senior and experienced players. But Rohit Sharma did not give up and continued to play further matches as a middle-order batsman with his impressive form and was selected as the main middle-order batsman in Asia Cup 2012.
It was about the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy when the former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni promoted Rohit Sharma alongside Shikhar Dhawan as an Indian opening Batsman and the rest was History created by Rohit Sharma and the rise of Hitman.
Rohit Sharma’s Highest Scores in all formats of Cricket
Here is the detailed analytics of Rohit Sharma’s Highest Score in all formats of cricket as an opening Batsman:
1. Test Match
Highest Score- 212 runs against South Africa on October 2019 at Ranchi
Number of Centuries in Test Matches-8
Number of Double Centuries in Test Matches-1
2. ODI Match
Highest Score- 264 runs against Sri Lanka on 13th November 2014, at Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Number of Centuries in ODI Matches-29
Number of Double Centuries in ODI Matches-3
3. T20 Match
Highest Score-118 runs against Sri Lanka on 22nd December 2017, at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
Number of Centuries in T20 Matches-4
TOTAL NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL CENTURIES IN ROHIT SHARMA’s CAREER-41
Rohit Sharma’s Double Hundred in ODI International Matches
In 2013, Rohit Sharma popularly came to be known as Hitman after scoring his first Double century against Australia on 2nd November 201e, thereby becoming the third batsman to score a double century after Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in ODI matches.
Later, exactly after 1 year 12 days in 2014 Rohit Sharma became the highest-scoring batsman in ODI cricket by scoring 264 runs against Sri Lanka and breaking many records which is impossible for any batsmen to break in the upcoming years. India won the match by restricting Sri Lanka to a score of 250 as the whole Sri Lanka Team could not manage to cross the individual score of Rohit Sharma’s 264 runs in that match.
In 2017, Rohit Sharma scored his 3rd Double century against Sri Lanka creating a new sensation in the history of cricket. It was a proud moment for all cricket fans as well as for the entire Indian cricket team.
Here is the detailed analysis of Rohit Sharma’s ODI Double Centuries:
|1.||2nd November 2013||Australia||209||M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||Won|
|2.||13th November 2014||Sri Lanka||264||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||Won|
|3.||13th December 2017||Sri Lanka||208*||Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali||Won|
List of Highest scores by any Batsmen of all time in ODI cricket
Rohit Sharma has been listed 3 times in the below list of high-scoring batsmen in ODI. Also,Rohit Sharma tops the list of highest scores by a batsman in ODI cricket :
|1.||Rohit Sharma||India||264||173||Sri Lanka||13th November 2014|
|2.||M Guptill||New Zealand||237*||163||West Indies||21st March 2015|
|3.||Virender Sehwag||India||219||149||West Indies||8th December 2011|
|4.||Chris Gayle||West Indies||215||147||Zimbabwe||24th February 2015|
|5.||Fakhar Zaman||Pakistan||210*||156||Zimbabwe||20th July 2018|
|6.||Rohit Sharma||India||209||158||Australia||2nd November 2013|
|7.||Rohit Sharma||Indai||208*||153||Sri Lanka||13th December 2017|
|8.||Sachin Tendulkar||India||200||147||South Africa||24th February 2010|
|9.||CK Coventry||Zimbabwe||194||156||Bangladesh||16th August 2009|
|10.||Saeed Anwar||Pakistan||194||146||India||21st May 1997|
Rohit Sharma’s Tweet on his completion of 15 Years in International Cricket:
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma celebrates his 15 years by sharing a special note to all his fans on Twitter about his 15 years of journey in international cricket.
Overall Facts on Rohit Sharma’s 15 years journey in International Cricket
As of now, the 35-year-old Indian skipper and right Handed batsman hold the record of 41 International centuries and 4 double centuries in his 15 years career across all formats of cricket.
It is a fact that Rohit Sharma played his first ICC ODI World Cup in the year 2015 after 8 years of his debut in International cricket.
After the T20 world cup 2021, Rohit Sharma became the Indian captain of the limited-overs cricket. In 2022, Rohit Sharma became India’s full-time captain after Virat Kohli stepped down as Test match captain.
Rohit Sharma achieved most of these above-mentioned records as an Indian opening batsman and is expected to break many records in the upcoming matches of his career.
ROHIT SHARMA’s 15-YEARS JOURNEY COMPLETES…
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