Rohit “Hitman” Sharma, one of the best players in world cricket currently to be playing. He is mainly focused on his knocks in World Cricket. While talking about him and his career, he is been there for a long time since the T20 World Cup, 2007. He made his debut in the same year against Ireland in a One-day International. Since then he has been [laying for his country but there was a major breakthrough in his career that would uplift him as a magnificent player in this game of cricket.
Biography of Rohit Sharma:
- Real Name: Rohit Gurunath Sharma
- Nickname: Hitman, Shaana
- Category: Sports
- Profession: Cricket
Physical Stats and More:
- Height in Feet Inches: 5.8′
- Height in m: 1.73 m
- Weight in Kg: 72 kg
- Date of Birth: 30 April 1987
- Birth Place: Bansod, Maharashtra, India
- Age: 30 Years
- Nationality: Indian
- Married: Yes
- Hometown: Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Spouse/Affairs: Ritika Sajdeh
Parents: Brother – Vishal Sharma (Younger) / Mother – Purnima Sharma / Father – Gurunath Sharma /
Remarkable Knocks of Rohit Sharma
While talking about his career, his stats are quite amazing as an opener. He scored more than 9000 runs in ODI at an average of 49.27. He is also ranking in the 2nd spot in ODI just after his captain. In the test, he is also averaging quite well. At an average of 46.54, he has scored 2141 runs
Rohit Sharma made some of the noticeable knocks in the World T20, 2007, or in commonwealth Bank Series on Australian soil in 2008 but still, there was something missing in his batting that was lagging him behind than other great batsmen. Then, in 2013, the time some when cricket lovers across the glove acknowledged this batting genuine. It was in champions Trophy that was being played at the home of cricket, England. At that time India was not having any stock opener who would open alongside Shikhar Dhawan. So, Captain cool looked up to this man and sent him as an opener in the opening match against South Africa and what a blissful decision it was!
He players some of the best knocks that made him announce himself as one of the greatest openers India has ever got. India won that Champions TTTrophy an in the same year later ha made a blistering knock of 209 against Australia on home soil in a decider. This double century was the third one in World Cricket and coincidently third after the great Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. From that day on, he got a nickname for himself as “Hitman”.
In that five-match series, he got more than 400 runs. After that, it was all a merry journey for him. After a year, he again broke his own record by scoring 264 against Srilanka in Eden Gardens and became the player to score the highest run in a limited over game. He also became the first batsman on the planet to score two double centuries in ODI. But, his hunger was not set off. After a couple of years, he made another double century against the same team and marked himself alongside some of the greatest batsmen in this game.
He is also currently holding the record of scoring the most number of centuries (4) in a T20 match. In the last World Cup in England, he broke another record set by Srilankan legend Kumar Sangakara in 2015 of scoring most number of consecutive centuries in a World Cup (4).
He made 5 consecutive centuries to do so. He was also the highest run-getter in this tournament. While talking about his domestic career, being a captain and as a player, his records are quite astounding. As a captain, he has won 4 IPL trophies for his franchise. He also holds a rare record of hitting the highest number of sixes in ODI for the last 2 years. So, we can all see how gem of a player he has become for India. As talking about the records, he has set some of them that might not be broken for a very long time in the coming years.