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Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma




  • Sharma was born on 30 April 1987 in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra to mother Purnima Sharma and father Gurunath Sharma worked as a caretaker of a transport firm storehouse.
  • Sharma was raised by his grandparents and uncles in Borivali because of his father’s low income.
  • Sharma joined a cricket camp in 1999 with his uncle’s money. He excelled in the Harris and Giles Shield school cricket tournaments, scoring a century on debut as an opener.


  • Rohit Sharma made his List A debut for West Zone against Central Zone in the Deodhar Trophy in March 2005;, at Gwalior. It was his unbeaten innings of 142 in 123 balls against North Zone at Udaipur in the same tournament.
  • Sharma made his First-class debut for India A against New Zealand A, at Darwin in July 2006. He made his Ranji Trophy debut for his First-class side Mumbai in the 2006/2007 season he scored 205 off 267 balls in the match against Gujarat.


  • Rohit Sharma was first selected for the limited-overs matches on India’s tour to Ireland in 2007. • Rohit Sharma eventually made his mark on the international stage on 20 September 2007, when he led India to victory by scoring an unbeaten 50 (which came off 40 deliveries) against South Africa in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20.
  • Sharma then proceeded to score 30 runs off 16 balls in the final against Pakistan which led to the win of india.


  • Sharma scored his maiden ODI half-century against Pakistan, at Jaipur on 18 November 2007. In 2007–08 Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia he scored 235 runs at an average of 33.57 with 2 fifties.
  • Rohit Sharma was called to the Indian Test team in February 2010. He scored his maiden ODI century (114) against Zimbabwe on 28 May 2010.
  • In November 2013, during Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell Test series, Sharma made his Test debut at Eden Gardens in Kolkata against the West Indies. He scored a 177 which was the second-best score on debut by an Indian behind Shikhar Dhawan


  • In 2014, he became the first person to score more than 250 runs in a single One-Day international cricket match. He scored 264 against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
  • On 2 October 2015, in South Africa’s tour of India, Sharma scored 106 in the first T20I at HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala.
  • With that, he became the second Indian cricketer to have scored centuries in all formats of the game.


  • On 11 October he scored 150 off 133 balls, in a losing cause while chasing South Africa’s total of 303. In the 2015–16 tour of Australia, he scored two consecutive hundreds in the ODI series and a 99 in the final game.Having scored 441 runs in five games, he was the top-scorer and was named the Man-of-the-Series.
  • On 13 December 2017 in Mohali in India, Rohit Sharma hit his third double century of 208 runs, not out, as the captain.
  • On 22 December 2017, Sharma equalled the world record by scoring the joint-fastest century off 35 balls in Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka at Holkar Stadium, Indore.
  • On 8 July 2018, during the T20I series against England Sharma also became the fifth overall and second Indian batsman to pass 2000 runs in T20I cricket.


  • On 12 January 2019, in the first ODI against Australia at the SCG, he scored his 5th hundred in Australia, which made him the first Indian to score 5 ODI hundreds on Australian soil.
  • In April 2019, he was named the vice-captain of India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In the India’s opening match against South Africa he scored 122 runs off 144 balls and scored his 12,000th run in international cricket for India.
  • On 6 July 2019, in the match against Sri Lanka, Sharma became the first batsman to score five centuries in the same World Cup tournament.