India‘s prolific batsman Rohit Sharma turns 30 today. The right-hander, with the highest individual ODI score, has been a mainstay in the national side’s limited-overs setup and churned out runs at will. Currently leading Mumbai Indians‘ (MI) in the tenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, his side has been in rollicking form winning 7 out of 9 games. Nonetheless, Rohit has been a shadow of himself with the bat so far. Cricketing fraternity and his avid fans poured their wishes for the 30-year-old. Team India member, Ravichandran Ashwin and MI’s pacer, Mitchell McClenaghan showered praises for the limited-overs specialist and wished for his success. Twitterati go berserk after Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja’s sensational feats in Gujarat Lions (GL) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) match
— Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) April 29, 2017
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) April 30, 2017
Happy birthday @ImRo45 – have a great day travelling on the plane with all us mugs
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) April 30, 2017
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 30, 2017
— BCCI (@BCCI) April 30, 2017
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) April 29, 2017
Happy birthday @ImRo45 have a wonderful day and best wishes as always
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) April 30, 2017
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 30, 2017
Rohit made his international debut in an ODI against Ireland in Belfast in 2007. He started as a middle-order batsman but struggled to keep his spot in the line-up till his promotion to the opener’s slot in 2013. Ever since his shift to the top order, Rohit has been one of India’s best ODI batsmen along with Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. However, his Tests credentials are yet to peak in all cylinders and will be hopeful to turn it around in future.
Below are Rohit’s statistics in all formats donning the national jersey:
Rohit first made a mark for India in ICC World T20 2007, where he scored an unbeaten 50 on debut against South Africa. He has since scored 10 more half-centuries along with a blistering hundred (against Proteas) in 62 T20Is. In the longer format, Rohit made his Test debut in 2013 against West Indies at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, and scored 177 in his very first innings. He scored another century in his second game at Mumbai, but has failed to replicate the same success going forward.
Rohit has been a part of three IPL winning sides ; leading MI to the title in 2013 and 2015 edition respectively. He has piled up 3,991 runs (30 fifties and 1 century) in the tournament history, playing for MI and Deccan Chargers across the ten editions so far.