Happy Birthday Rohit Sharma

Indian cricket team’s ‘Hitman’, Rohit Sharma turns 33

The Indian Cricket team’s opener and vice-captain in limited-overs, Rohit Sharma
turns 33 today. Even though he is not currently a part of the Test team, he is one of
the most crucial players for limited-overs cricket. Rohit was born on 30 April 1987 in
Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra. The cricketer’s talent has helped him in creating a
special place for himself in Indian cricket. Time and time again, he has proven to be
an incredible batsman in limited cricket and a flawless captain as well.
Rohit Sharma skillfully takes care of the captainship whenever current captain Virat
Kohli is unavailable. He has also showcased his leadership skills in the IPL, leading
Mumbai Indians to victory four times- 2013, 2015, 2017, & 2019.
Here are some of the records made by the ‘Hitman’:

  1. Rohit Sharma has broken the records of Sachin Tendulkar and David Warner
    and is now the only batsman in the world who has scored more than 150 runs
    in ODI cricket eight times.
  2. Rohit has also become the fastest batsman by hitting 400 sixes in Tests, ODIs
    as well as T20 International.
  3. Even though India lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals of 2019 World Cup,
    Rohit Sharma scored 5 centuries in the tournament and became the first
    batsman to reach such scores.
  4. In a match against Sri Lanka in 2014, Rohit Sharma scored an innings of 264
    runs. That is the highest runs scored by a batsman in ODI cricket. He had hit
    33 fours and 9 sixes in 173 balls.
  5. In 2017, he scored a century in 35 deliveries against Sri Lanka in T20 cricket.
    It is currently the fastest century in T20 International jointly with David Miller.
  6. There have been 8 times when a batsman has scored double century in ODIs
    and 3 of those have been hit by Rohit Sharma. With him the double centuries
    were scored by Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle, Fakhar
    Zaman and Martin Guptill.
  7. Along with batting feats, Rohit Sharma has also taken a hat-trick in IPL. He
    scored it against Mumbai Indian ib 2019, when he played for the Deccan
    Chargers. He took the wickets of Abhishek Nair, Harbhajan Singh and JP
    Duminy.

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