A lot can be said about talent. Some people don’t think much of it; others believe it is the world’s most valuable resource. Rohit Sharma might have more to say about this as this term has followed him from his teenage years. This Mumbai teenager seemed to be having it easy as his strikes were effortless, and he seemed to cruise through it all. Sharma rose to fame early on in his career when he scored an impressive triple-hundred at the Ranji level.
So, who is this brilliant wunderkind that seems to have it all?
Basic Information About the Player
Full Name: Rohit Gurunath Sharma
Age: 33 years old (30th April 1987)
Bat Style: Right-Handed
Teams: India, Deccan Charges, India A, India Green, India Under-19s, Mumbai, Mumbai Indians, Mumbai Under-19s
Bowl Style: Right-arm Off Break
Vice-Captain of his national cricket team, Rohit Sharma, is considered an extraordinarily talented player. His break came in 2007 when an injury to Yuvraj Singh gave Rohit an opportunity to show off his skills. Things were not going too well for India in the innings, but Rohit’s performance as he stroked against power players like Morkel and Pollock, was commendable. India ended up knocking South Africa out of the tournament, and their scores added up to an acceptable total.
Ranks and Wins
Rohit had a good run, with his debut in 2007 at only 20 years old. He is the only batsman not only in India but in the world to score three double-hundreds, a huge feat. After playing 108 ODIs for India, he was finally picked to play in the national test team, and he grabbed the chance and performed excellently. He smashed back-to-back centuries within his first two test matches in 2013.
He continued to make waves in 2014 when he had the highest individual score in ODIs at a remarkable 264. As if this wasn’t enough, he earned himself the distinction of being the first cricketer to score four centuries in the T20 series. In 2015, Rohit was named the 2nd highest run-scorer with 137 scores in the World Cup quarter-finals.
In 2017 he was finally made captain of his team for the very first time and led India to victory in the ODI series. Another win under his leadership was the 2018 Asia Cup.
Rohit Sharma suffered a serious hamstring injury in October 2018 playing Kings XI in Punjab that led to him missing four matches. There was a ligament tear, as scans showed, and he was advised to rest it out.
Last Matches Played
Now to the latest three matches in different categories that Rohit Sharma has played. This is to gauge where things are with this crowd favorite.
1. He played his last test recently on 18th June 2021 against New Zealand, where India lost by 8 wickets.
2. His last ODI was against England on 28th March 2021, and won by 7 runs.
3. Lastly, on 20th March 2021, in his last T20I match, his team won against England by 26 runs.