Rohit Sharma

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Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma in 2012.jpg
Sharma in 2012
Personal information
Full name Rohit Gurunath Sharma
Born (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 26)
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off break
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 280) 6 November 2013 v West Indies
Last Test 14 February 2014 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 168) 23 June 2007 v Ireland
Last ODI 5 March 2014 v Afghanistan
T20I debut (cap 17) 19 Sep 2007 v England
Last T20I 6 April 2014 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006/07–present Mumbai
2008–2010 Deccan Chargers
2011–present Mumbai Indians
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC T20I
Matches 6 123 62 42
Runs scored 455 3,427 5,135 739
Batting average 56.88 35.69 61.13 30.79
100s/50s 2/1 4/22 18/20 0/7
Top score 177 209 309* 79*
Balls bowled 94 483 1726 68
Wickets 0 8 22 1
Bowling average n/a 60.38 41.27 113.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling n/a 2/27 4/41 1/22
Catches/stumpings 4/– 38/– 45/– 15/–
Source: Cricinfo, 27 January 2014

Rohit Gurunath Sharma(Telugu: రోహిత్ షర్మ) (born 30 April 1987) is an Indian international cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler (with a hat-trick in the Indian Premier League[1]), who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket. He is the captain of Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. Having started his international career at the age of 20, Sharma quickly came to be pegged by many analysts as a permanent fixture in the Indian cricket team in the next decade. In 2013, he started playing as an opening batsman for the Indian ODI team, and performed consistently. He is the second highest scorer in an ODI innings with 209.[2] He scored consecutive centuries in his first two Test matches against the West Indies in November 2013, scoring 177 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on debut, followed by a score of 111* in the next Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Rohit Sharma was born in a Telugu speaking family of Gurunath Sharma and Purnima Sharma who hailed from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.[5][6][7] Rohit speaks fluent Telugu language.[7] He completed his primary education at Our Lady of Vailankanni High School Borivali, Mumbai, then enrolled in the Swami Vivekanand International School Borivali[8] on a scholarship, after his talent was noticed by the school's cricket coach Dinesh Lad at a summer camp.[9] He excelled in the Giles and Harris Shield school cricket tournaments,[9] after which he was selected for the Mumbai Under-20.

He was later chosen for India's Under-17 and Under-19 teams, and made his mark at the 2006 U-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka, finishing 11th on the ranking of top run-makers in the tournament.[10]

Playing career[edit]

List A[edit]

Rohit Sharma made his List A debut for West Zone against Central Zone in the Deodhar Trophy in March 2006;, at Gwalior.[11] It was his unbeaten innings of 142 in 123 balls against North Zone at Udaipur in the same tournament,[12] that brought him into the limelight.[13] Performances for the India A sides in Abu Dhabi and Australia followed, leading to him being selected for the 30 member probables list for the Champions Trophy,[13] although he did not make the final squad. This was before he had made his Ranji Trophy debut.[13] He was also selected for the Challenger Trophy.

First-class[edit]

Sharma at fielding practice.

Sharma made his First-class debut for India A against New Zealand A, at Darwin in July 2006.[14] He made his Ranji Trophy debut for his First-class side Mumbai in the 2006/2007 season. Though he was unable to contribute much in the initial matches,[15] he scored 205 off 267 balls in the match against Gujarat.[15] Mumbai went on to win the tournament with Sharma scoring a half century in the final against Bengal.[16]

In October 2013, upon the retirement of Ajit Agarkar, and owing to a successful captaincy stint in the IPL for Mumbai Indians, where he helped to win the IPL as well as the Champions League T20, Sharma was appointed as the captain of the Mumbai Ranji team for the 2013-14 season.[citation needed]

International[edit]

Rohit Sharma is one of the debutant Indians who scored a century in his first Test match against West Indies at Kolkata on 7 November 2013. Sharma was first selected for the limited-overs matches on India's tour to Ireland in 2007. He made his One Day International debut against Ireland at Belfast, although he did not bat in the match.[17]

Sharma during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa.

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.[18] The win reserved India a berth in the semifinals of the tournament. At one stage India were 61–4, but his partnership of 85 runs with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni helped India to post a total of 153/5.[18] He was eventually declared Man of the Match.[18] Sharma then proceeded to score 30 runs off 16 balls in the final against Pakistan.[19]

Rohit Sharma scored his maiden ODI century against Pakistan, at Jaipur on 18 November 2007.[20] and was selected as part of India's 16-man squad for the CB series in Australia.[21] Here, he scored 235 runs at an average of 33.57 with 2 fifties,[22] including his score of 66 in the 1st final at Sydney[23] partnering Sachin Tendulkar for most of India's successful run chase.

However, his ODI performances suffered a downturn after this and his middle-order position was taken over by Suresh Raina, and eventually, Virat Kohli took his position as the reserve batsman.[24]

In December 2009, he scored a triple century in the Ranji Trophy[citation needed] and was recalled to the ODI team for the tri-nations tournament in Bangladesh as Tendulkar opted to rest in the series.[25] However, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina were selected ahead of him in the playing eleven, and he did not play in any of India's five matches.

He scored his maiden ODI century (114) against Zimbabwe on 28 May 2010. He followed it up with another century in the next match of the tri-series against Sri Lanka on 30 May 2010 by scoring 101 not out.[26][27]

He was dropped from the Indian squad for 2011 World Cup.[28]

He was selected for the West Indies tour of 2011 after the IPL in a squad where senior batsmen such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and skipper MS Dhoni were rested, and Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir were out to injuries.[29] The side was captained by Suresh Raina with Harbhajan Singh as his deputy. He contributed 26 off 23 balls with two sixes in the only T20I at Queen's Park Oval and strung a 71-run partnership with Subramaniam Badrinath leading to an Indian victory.[citation needed]

In the ODI series that followed, he carried on with his good form. The first ODI was also played at Queen's Park Oval. Rohit was elected man of the match for his 68 not out of 75 balls with three fours and a six.[30] In the third ODI played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua; Sharma scored a matching-winning 86 of 91 balls. Rohit along with Harbhajan Singh got India out of trouble to win the match after they were reduced to 92 for 6.[31] He was widely appraised for his calm and matured performance. Sharma won his first Man of the Series award for excellent batting performance throughout the ODI series.[32] His good form continued as he bagged another Man of the series award against West Indies again but this time on Indian soil.[33]

In 2013, he was experimented as new opening batsman for India along with the Shikhar Dhawan for the Champions Trophy.[34] The successful starts achieved by this opening pair helped India win the Champions Trophy and Tri-nation series in the West Indies. His good form continued in the home series against Australia when he scored an 141 not out in Jaipur and 209 runs off 158 balls, in Bangalore. With this innings, he became the third player to score a double hundred in an ODI and with 16 sixes, he broke the world record for most sixes hit in an ODI innings. His innings of 209 is the second highest score by a batsman in an ODI, behind Virender Sehwag's 219.[2][35]

Test career[edit]

Rohit Sharma was called into the Indian Test team in February 2012[citation needed] as the only reserve batsman, and when V. V. S. Laxman failed to recover from an injury. Sharma was set to make his debut, but injured himself playing football in the warm-up on the first morning of the match. It was too late to bring in a replacement batsman, so the reserve wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha had to play as a specialist batsman.

Since then Suresh Raina, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli have overtaken him and made their Test debuts in the middle order.

He was part of the squad selected to play in the Australian series.

In November 2013, during Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test series, he made his debut at Eden Gardens in Kolkota against the West Indies. He scored a 177 which was the 2nd best score on debut by an Indian behind Shikhar Dhawan. He followed it up with a 111 not out at his home ground at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai becoming only the second Indian cricketer to score back-to-back centuries in the first two tests—a feat which was achieved by Saurav Ganguly in 1996 in England.

Career Details[edit]

  1. Test debut: India v West Indies at Kolkata, Nov 6-8, 2013
  2. ODI debut: Ireland v India at Belfast, Jun 23, 2007
  3. Last ODI: India v Australia at Bangalore, Nov 2, 2013
  4. T20I debut: England v India at Durban, Sep 19, 2007
  5. Last T20I: India v Australia at Rajkot, Oct 10, 2013
  6. First-class debut: India A v New Zealand A at Darwin, Jul 11-14, 2006
  7. Last First-class: India v South Africa at Wanderers, Dec 18-21, 2013
  8. List A debut: Central Zone v West Zone at Gwalior, Feb 25, 2006
  9. Last List A: India v Australia at Bangalore, Nov 2, 2013
  10. Twenty20 debut: Baroda v Mumbai at Mumbai, Apr 3, 2007
  11. Last Twenty20: India v Australia at Rajkot, Oct 10, 2013

International Centuries[edit]

Test Centuries[edit]

Rohit Sharma's Test centuries
No. Score Match Balls 4s 6s Against H/A Venue Year Result
1 177 1 301 23 1  West Indies Home Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India 2013 Won
2 111* 2 127 11 3  West Indies Home Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India 2013 Won

One Day Internationals Centuries[edit]

Rohit Sharma's One Day International Centuries
No. Score Match Balls 4s 6s Against H/A/N Venue Year Result
1 114 43 119 6 4  Zimbabwe Away Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 2010 Lost
2 101 44 100 6 2  Sri Lanka Netural Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 2010 Won
3 141* 114 123 17 4  Australia Home Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, India 2013 Won
4 209 118 158 12 16  Australia Home M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, India 2013 Won

Indian Premier League[edit]

Rohit Sharma is one of the most successful players in IPL and has the unique record of finishing the match by scoring a last-ball six. He has one IPL century and a hatrick to his name. Sharma was signed up by the Deccan Chargers franchise for a sum of US$ 750,000 a year in 2008.[36] He was one of the leading run scorers in the 2008 IPL season with 404 runs at an average of 36.72.[37] He also held the coveted Orange Cap for a brief period.

In the 2009 IPL season he was appointed as the vice-captain of the Deccan Chargers. In a match against Kolkata Knight Riders where 21 was required off the last over, Sharma scored 26 off the over from Mashrafe Mortaza to seal a win. He was the fifth bowler to take an IPL hat-trick[1] and was awarded the best U-23 player of the tournament.

In the 2011 IPL auction, he was sold for US$ 2million to the Mumbai Indians. He was later promoted as the permanent captain of the Mumbai Indians in the 2013 season as Ricky Ponting was benched due to poor form. Mumbai Indians under his captaincy won the IPL for the first time. It was a terrific season for him as a captain as he helped Mumbai Indians to win the IPL as well as the Champions League T20 in 2013.

Season by season at IPL[edit]

IPL Batting Statistics of Rohit Sharma
Year Team Inns Runs HS Ave SR 100 50 4s 6s
2008 Deccan Chargers[38][39][40] 12 404 76* 36.72 147.98 0 4 38 19
2009 16 362 52 27.84 114.92 0 1 22 18
2010 16 404 73 28.85 133.77 0 3 36 14
2011 Mumbai Indians[41][42] 14 372 87 33.81 125.25 0 3 32 13
2012 16 433 109* 30.92 126.60 1 3 39 18
2013 19 538 79* 38.42 131.54 0 4 35 28
2008–2013 Total[43] 93 2513 109* 32.63 129.66 1 18 202 110

Awards[edit]

Test Match Awards[edit]

Man of the Match award[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  West Indies Eden Gardens, Kolkata 06-8 November 2013 1st Innings: 177(301 balls: 23x4 1x6)

2nd Innings: DNB; 1 Catch (Test debut)

Won[44]

Man of the Series award[edit]

S No Opponent Innings Played Season Series Performance
1  West Indies Two out of Two November 2013 288(428 balls: 34x4 4x6)

ODI Awards[edit]

Man of the Match award[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance
1  Sri Lanka Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo 30 May 2010 101* (100 balls: 6x4, 2x6); 1 run out;
2  West Indies Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain 6 June 2011 68* (75 balls: 3x4, 1x6); 1 catch
3  West Indies Barabati Stadium, Cuttack 29 November 2011 72 (99 balls: 3x4, 1x6); 2-0-8-0
4  Australia Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur 16 October 2013 141* (123 balls: 17x4, 4x6)
5  Australia M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 2 November 2013 209 (158 balls: 12x4, 16x6)

Man of the Series award[edit]

S No Opponent Innings Played Season Series Performance
 Australia Six out of Seven Oct - Nov 2013 (AUS) 491 Runs (Avg 122.75)

Template:Country data west indis | five out of five | Oct - Nov 2011 (AUS) | 421 Runs (Avg 142.75)

T20I awards[edit]

Man of the Match award[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance
1  South Africa Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban 20 September 2007 50* (40 balls: 7x4, 2x6); 1 run out
2  South Africa Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban 9 January 2011 53 (34 balls: 5x4, 2x6); 1 catch

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