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Rohit Sharma

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
India, India A, India Blue, Indian Board President's XI, India Green, India Red, West Zone, Mumbai, Hyderabad, India Under-19, Mumbai
Roles played:
Batsman
ICC Rank:
Batting:
54
Bowling:
0
Batting:
13
Bowling:
0
Batting:
21
Bowling:
0
Home country:
India
Born:
April 30, 1987, Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Profile

While his exploits in Test cricket leave a lot to be desired, there is no doubting Rohit Sharma’s ability as a batsman. He is the only player in ODI history to have scored two double hundreds, including a world record individual score of 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014, and that tells you what a talent he is.


Rohit had early ODI success when he toured Australia in 2008. In the first final of the Commonwealth Bank Series, he proved to be a perfect foil for the great Sachin Tendulkar as India claimed the match and eventually the best-of-three contest with another win in the next game. Rohit had earlier scored an important fifty in India’s win against South Africa in the 2007 World T20. The team under MS Dhoni had gone on to lift the trophy in the inaugural tournament.


Despite success in limited overs cricket, Rohit failed to get into the Test team, largely because of huge competition for places. He eventually broke through against the West Indies in 2013 in what was Tendulkar’s last international series. Rohit ended up having a whale of a time while batting with hundreds in the first two innings he played as India registered innings victories in two Tests. The move to open with him in the shorter formats of the game worked wonders for him as well as India. In 2013, he racked up more than 1,000 ODI runs. But his Test form dipped a bit and he lost his place.


Rohit was ruled out of cricket due to a finger injury but came back with a bang, hitting 264 against Sri Lanka. In 2015, he was the second highest run-scorer for India in the World Cup. Just when it looked he would cement his place in the Test side after a good short run, another finger injury sidelined him during the New Zealand series at home. Sharma missed most of the India's successful home season in 2016. He returned to cricket in 2017 and led Mumbai to their third title in 6 years, something he will be proud of for a long time. Runs in whites though is what still elude him.


Fast Facts

  • First batsman to score two double centuries in ODIs
  • Owns the record for highest individual score in ODIs
  • Scored centuries in his first two Test innings
  • Member of the winning team at the 2007 World T20
  • Only player to win 4 Indian T20 League titles

 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 21 36 1184 4 37.00 54.28 2 7 177
ODI 171 165 6207 25 44.33 86.24 15 34 264
T20 68 61 1485 12 30.30 129.92 1 12 106
IPL 159 154 4207 25 32.61 130.89 1 32 109*
CLT20 11 11 322 1 32.20 126.77 0 1 51*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 21 10 334 202 2 1/26 / 101.00 3.62 0 0 0 0
ODI 171 38 593 515 8 2/27 / 64.37 5.21 0 0 0 4
T20 68 9 68 113 1 1/22 / 113.00 9.97 0 0 0 1
IPL 159 30 332 440 15 4/6 / 29.33 7.95 1 0 0 10
CLT20 11 1 12 13 0 0/13 / - 6.50 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 22 0 1
ODI 56 0 14
T20 25 0 5
IPL 71 0 9
CLT20 2 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
IPL 75 45 29 1 0 60
CLT20 5 4 1 0 0 80

Career

Span:
Test:
2013-2016
 
ODI:
2007-2017
 
T20:
2007-2017
 
IPL:
2008-2017
 
CLT20:
2009-2013
Test
Debut:
India Vs West Indies at Eden Gardens, Kolkata - Nov 06, 2013
Last played:
India Vs New Zealand at Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore - Oct 08, 2016
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Ireland at Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast - Jun 23, 2007
Last played:
India Vs New Zealand at Green Park, Kanpur - Oct 29, 2017
T20
Debut:
India Vs England at Kingsmead, Durban - Sep 19, 2007
Last played:
India Vs New Zealand at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram - Nov 07, 2017
IPL
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Kolkata at Eden Gardens, Kolkata (Calcutta) - Apr 20, 2008
Last played:
Mumbai Vs Pune at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - May 21, 2017
CLT20
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Somerset at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 10, 2009
Last played:
Mumbai Vs Rajasthan at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 06, 2013
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