Rohit Gurunath Sharma (born 30 April 1987) is an Indian cricketer who is currently the national team’s captain. He is generally regarded as one of the top limited-overs batsmen in the world. He is a right-handed opening batsman and an occasional right-arm off-break bowler. In domestic cricket, he represents Mumbai. He is the captain of the Mumbai Indians, a team that has won the Indian Premier League five times in a row under his guidance.
Sharma is the only player to have hit three double-centuries in one-day internationals and holds the global record for the greatest individual score (264) in a one-day international match. After making five-century in the World Cup, he was named the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year in 2019. Sharma got the Arjuna Award in 2015 and the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in 2020.
Outside of cricket, Sharma is a strong supporter of animal welfare initiatives. He was crowned the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year in 2019 after scoring five centuries in the World Cup. In 2015, Sharma received the Arjuna Award, and in 2020, he will receive the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna. In India, he worked with PETA on a campaign to raise awareness about the problems of stray cats and dogs.
Youth and a first-class domestic career
Sharma made his List A debut for West Zone against Central Zone in the Deodhar Trophy in Gwalior in March 2005. After making five-century in the World Cup, he was named the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year in 2019. Sharma won the Arjuna Award in 2015, and he will earn the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in 2020. Sharma gained notoriety after scoring an unbeaten 142 in 123 balls against North Zone at the Maharana Bhupal College Ground in Udaipur during the same tournament. He traveled to Abu Dhabi and Australia with India A team before being named to India’s 30-man probable list for the ICC Champions Trophy, though he did not make the final selection.
Sharma made his first-class debut for India A against New Zealand A in Darwin in July of 2006. He made his Ranji Trophy debut for Mumbai in the 2006–07 season, batting 205 off 267 balls against Gujarat.
Sharma made his Test debut against West Indies at Eden Gardens in Kolkata in November 2013, during Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell series, and hit 177, the second-highest total by an Indian after Shikhar Dhawan (187).
He backed that up with a 111 (not out) in the second Test at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
Sharma, who had been out of the Test team since 2017–18, was called up for the 2018–19 tour of Australia after earning a recall earlier in the year. Sharma scored 37 and 1 in India’s victory in the first Test at Adelaide. He had a minor injury in the first Test, which forced him to miss the second Test in Perth. On Boxing Day in Melbourne, he returned for the third Test, hitting 63 (not out) to help India accumulate 443/7 and win the Test and series. Sharma made his debut appearance in the Cricket World Cup in March 2015, and he went on to play in eight matches for India throughout the 2015 tournament in Australia. India advanced to the semi-finals but was defeated by Australia.
Style of play
During the 2015 World Cup, Sharma hit a late cut stroke.
Sharma is an accomplished batsman who does so with grace and style.
In limited-overs cricket, he is normally an opening batsman, but he has spent the majority of his Test career as a middle-order batsman. In limited-overs cricket, Sharma is largely regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world.
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One-Day International cricket’s top individual scores
With 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on November 13, 2014, Sharma holds the record for the highest individual score by a batsman in a one-day international match. He is the only player in this type of international cricket to have scored three double-centuries.
Sharma was selected the ODI Player of the Year by the International Cricket Council in January 2020. (ICC).
Sharma became the first batsman to reach five hundred in a single World Cup edition during the 2019 tournament.
Sharma became the first batsman to score two hundred in a match on his debut as an opening batsman on October 5, 2019, during a Test match against South Africa. He broke Shimron Hetmyer’s record for most sixes in a Test series during the same series.