Rohit Sharma is an Indian cricketer who was born on 30th April 1987. Rohit plays first class cricket for Mumbai and IPL for Mumbai Indians. Rohit Sharma is the skipper of Mumbai Indians side and he also leads the Indian side in the absence of Virat Kohli. He is currently one of the best openers of modern cricket. Sharma is almost invincible in white-ball cricket. Rohit Sharma turned 34 today. Let’s see some interesting facts about Rohit Sharma.
- Rohit Sharma was born in Visakhapatnam but played for Mumbai in domestic cricket.
- Rohit Sharma can speak four languages- English, Hindi, Marathi, and Telugu.
- Rohit Sharma started his professional career as an off-spinner.
- Rohit Sharma’s idol is Virender Sehwag.
- Three Double Centuries – Rohit Sharma is the only batsman in the world, who has scored three double centuries. His first double century (209) came in against Australia in 2013 off just 158 balls at Bengaluru. His 2nd double century(264) was against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in 173 balls in 2014. Sharma hit his 3rd double century (208) against Sri Lanka at Chandigarh off 153 balls in 2017.
- Rohit has made the highest individual score in ODIs (264) against Sri Lanka in 2014 at Eden Gardens.
- Rohit Sharma made his test debut in 2013 against West Indies at Eden Gardens. He amassed 177 runs in his debut match.
- He has won 5 IPL titles (2013,2015,2017,2019,2020), which is the most by any captain in IPL history.
- Rohit Sharma is the only player who has scored three centuries in three different formats.
- Rohit Sharma smashed 5 centuries in the 2019 World Cup, which is the most by any batsman in a single edition of the world cup.
- Rohit Sharma has earned 122 cr rupees from IPL, which is 2nd most among cricketers playing IPL.
- Rohit has smacked 426 sixes in international cricket so far.
- Rohit Sharma is the 3rd most run-scorer in the international T20 with 2864 runs in 103 innings.
- Rohit has hit the fastest hundred in the T20I against Sri Lanka in just 35 balls in 2017.
- Rohit has made the most number of 150+ scores in ODI cricket (six times).
- MS Dhoni changed Rohit’s career after promoting him as an opener in the 2013 Champions Trophy.