Rohit Sharma 15 years in cricket

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.

Rohit Sharma 15 years in cricket

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 15 years in cricket

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.

Rohit Sharma 15 years in cricket

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

Rohit Sharma 15 years in cricket

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

Rohit Sharma 15 years in cricket

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

Rohit Sharma 15 years in cricket


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.

Rohit Sharma 15 years in cricket
Rohit Sharma’s First Double century in an ODI match against Australia in 2013

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.

Rohit Sharma 15 years in cricket
Rohit Sharma’s second Double century in an ODI match against Sri Lanka in 2014

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.

Rohit Sharma 15 years in cricket
Rohit Sharma’s Third Double century in an ODI match against Sri Lanka in 2017

Here is the detailed analysis of Rohit Sharma’s ODI Double Centuries: Date Against ScoreVenueResult
1.2nd November 2013
Australia209M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, BengaluruWon
2.13th November 2014Sri Lanka264Eden Gardens, KolkataWon
3.13th December 2017Sri Lanka208*Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, MohaliWon

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 :

RankPlayerTeamHighest score BallsAgainstDate
1.Rohit SharmaIndia264173Sri Lanka13th November 2014
2.M GuptillNew Zealand237*163West Indies21st March 2015
3.Virender SehwagIndia219149West Indies8th December 2011
4.Chris GayleWest Indies215147Zimbabwe24th February 2015
5.Fakhar ZamanPakistan210*156Zimbabwe20th July 2018
6.Rohit SharmaIndia209158Australia2nd November 2013
7.Rohit SharmaIndai 208*153Sri Lanka13th December 2017
8.Sachin TendulkarIndia200147South Africa24th February 2010
9.CK CoventryZimbabwe194156Bangladesh16th August 2009
10.Saeed AnwarPakistan194146India21st 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 15 years in cricket

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.



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