Full Name

Rohit Gurunath Sharma

Born

April 30, 1987, Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Age

35y 103d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Top order Batter

TEAMS

For a large part of his career, it seemed Rohit Sharma's biggest gift was his biggest burden. Languid, easy on the eye, all shots in his armoury, Sharma emerged from Mumbai's suburbs as the heir apparent to the batting greats of the 2000s. Ironically his IPL franchise nicknamed him "Hitman" when he was anything but: more caresser, less hitter.

However, it took time and persistence for him to become the double-hundred machine and IPL-winning phenomenon that he eventually became.

That Sharma had the talent was apparent to both the casual observer and to the trained eye. So while it took time for that batting talent to translate into runs, the casual observers kept getting frustrated, and the trained eyes of the selectors and captains kept backing him. It had Sharma frustrated too, who began to hate the word "talent", which became a pejorative nickname for him on social media. Once it all clicked, though - move to open the batting in ODIs late in 2012 was one particular turning point - it did so spectacularly.

Sharma scored ODI double-hundreds for fun, won five IPLs in its first 12 editions, scored five hundreds at the 2019 ODI World Cup, and when he finally got to open in Tests in 2019, three quick hundreds in his first series, one of them a double. Sharma became one of the colossal six-hitters of his era. So spectacular and certain was his acceleration that people began anticipate a double-century every time he went past a score of 50.

Along the way, his captaincy at Mumbai Indians, whom he led to four titles, won plaudits. He was methodical, studious and calm, using all available technology and data to arrive at decisions. He was an able deputy to Virat Kohli in limited-overs formats in international cricket, winning India two titles in Kohli's absence.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test45779313721246.13562555.7681433564490
ODI23322633937626448.581051389.182945856250830
T20I13212416348711832.282486140.26427313163520
FC106168188123309*54.152534930
List A304293411161826446.1032581070
T20391378481033711831.327733133.676709194431570
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test451638322421/261/35112.003.50191.5000
ODI2333859351582/272/2764.375.2174.1000
T20I13296811311/221/22113.009.9768.0000
FC1067021531154244/415/8548.083.2189.7100
List A3047013671162304/284/2838.735.1045.5100
T2039159635830294/64/628.627.8421.8100
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Rohit Sharma and others from the Indian team take a quad-motor around the field
Rohit Sharma is all smiles after clinching a series win
Rohit Sharma leads the team off the field
Rohit Sharma meets with Daren Sammy after the match
Rohit Sharma had a fun time with the fans after the match
India won the fourth T20I by 59 runs and also sealed the series