Rohit Sharma is the name cricket fans are crazy about, in particular the Indian Cricket fans. He is just synonymous to talent. It is a treat to watch him on the cricket field as well as to have him in the fantasy cricket leagues.
Born Rohit Gurunath Sharma on April 30th, 1987 in Bansod, India, the 31-year-old pro cricketer has had to work hard to be at the top of the game when it comes to cricket. His career as a cricket player has not been all that smooth. It has been a usual rollercoaster career. It was not until 2013 when things calmed down for him when a promotion to the open inning in ODIs came calling. But that doesn’t stop his fans now to adore him and take him to their fantasy cricket team.
Hit-Man of the Men in Blue
Rohit Sharma is known as the Hit-Man of the Men in Blue. He has been awarded Arjuna Award for his excellence in the Cricket in 2015.
Before representing India, Rohit played for Indian Oil. After proving his spirit in Ranji matches, he got a chance in the playing eleven of the Indian Cricket team.
Rohit Sharma is the first Indian to score a hundred in T20s when he scored one for Mumbai against Gujarat in the 2006-07 edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 competition. He scored 101* off 45 balls with 13 fours and five sixes.
Rohit Sharma is the 2nd Indian to score a century in a knock-out match in ICC World Cup history. Sourav Ganguly is first one to do that in 2003 against Kenya.
Sharma is the first cricketer to score three double centuries in One Day International (ODI).
Rohit Sharma is the only player who has played four finals of the IPL and won all the times with their respective teams. One stint was with Deccan Chargers and the rest three were with the Mumbai Indians.
Rohit Sharma’s score of 208 is the second highest individual score by any captain, only next to Virender Sehwag’s 219 which he scored against West Indies in 2011. During this inning only, Rohit also broke Sir Vivian Richard’s record score of 181, the highest score as a captain.
Rohit Sharma is the second Indian to score a century in all three formats of the game. The first player to reach this milestone was Suresh Raina during the 2010 ICC T20 World cup.
Rohit holds the record for the highest Individual score by a batsman in an ODI format. He scored 264 against Sri Lanka and got out at the very last ball of the Indian’s inning.
The most number of fours scored in an innings is also struck by Rohit Sharma during his blistering innings of 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014. During his stay at the crease, he hit 33 fours.
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