Sharma in 2012.
|Full name||Rohit Gurunath Sharma|
30 April 1987 |
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm off break|
|ODI debut (cap 168)||23 June 2007 v Ireland|
|Last ODI||27 January 2013 v England|
|T20I debut (cap 17)||19 Sep 2007 v England|
|Last T20I||28 December 2012 v Pakistan|
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 28 February 2013
Rohit Gurunath Sharma (Telugu: రోహిత్ గురునాథ్ శర్మ; born 30 April 1987) is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman and occasional right-arm off break bowler, who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket. He is the captain of Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. Having started international career at the age of 20, Sharma quickly exhibited his athletic fielding and cool temperament to complement his graceful stroke play. He is pegged by many analysts to be a permanent fixture on the Indian Premier League in the next decade.
Rohit Sharma was born to Gurunath Sharma and Purnima Sharma in a Telugu-speaking family in Nagpur. His family originates from Andhra Pradesh. Rohit Sharma completed his primary education at Our Lady of Vailankanni High School Borivali, Mumbai. He was later enrolled in the Swami Vivekanand International School Borivali on a scholarship, after his talent was noticed by the school's cricket coach Dinesh Lad at a summer camp. He excelled in the Giles and Harris Shield school cricket tournaments, after which he was selected for the Mumbai Under-20
Sharma made his List A debut for West Zone against Central Zone in the Deodhar Trophy in March 2006, at Gwalior. It was his unbeaten innings of 142 in 123 balls against North Zone at Udaipur in the same tournament, that brought him into the limelight. 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, although he did not make the final squad. This was before he had made his Ranji Trophy debut. He was also selected for the Challenger Trophy.
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. Though he was unable to contribute much in the initial matches, he scored 205 off 267 balls in the match against Gujarat. Mumbai went on to win the tournament with Sharma scoring a half century in the final against Bengal.
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.
Sharma eventually made his mark at 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. 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. He was eventually declared Man of the Match. Sharma then proceeded to score 30 runs off 16 balls in the final against Pakistan.
Sharma scored his maiden ODI half-century against Pakistan, at Jaipur on 18 November 2007 and was selected as part of India's 16-man squad for the CB series in Australia. Here, he scored 235 runs at an average of 33.57 with 2 fifties, including his score of 66 in the 1st final at Sydney partnering Sachin Tendulkar for most of India's successful runchase.
In December 2009, Sharma scored a triple century in the Ranji Trophy and was recalled to the ODI team for the tri-nations tournament in Bangladesh as Tendulkar was being rested. However, Kohli and Raina were selected ahead of him in the playing eleven, and he did not play in any of India's five matches. In the meantime, he missed the Ranji Trophy final.
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.
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. The side was captained by Suresh Raina with Harbhajan Singh as his deputy. He contributed 26 of 23 balls (2 sixes) in the only T20I at Queen's Park Oval and strung a 71-run partnership with Subramaniam Badrinath leading to an Indian victory.
In the ODI series that followed, he carried on with his form. The first ODI was also played at Queen's Park Oval. He had a 43-run partnership with left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan, and then a 80-run partnership with skipper Suresh Raina. Rohit was elected man of the match for his 68 not out of 75 balls (3 fours, 1 six). 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. 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. His good form continued as he bagged another Man of the series award against West Indies again but this time on Indian soil.
Injury prevents Test debut
Sharma was called into the Indian Test team in February 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.
International centuries and half-centuries
One Day Internationals
|1||52||61||85.24||Pakistan||5||Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, India||18 November 2007||Lost|
|2||70*||64||109.37||Sri Lanka||4||Manuka Oval, Canberra, Australia||12 February 2008||Lost|
|3||66||87||75.86||Australia||5||Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia||2 March 2008||Won|
|4||58||71||81.69||Pakistan||6||National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan||2 July 2008||Won|
|5||114||119||95.79||Zimbabwe||4||Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe||28 May 2010||Lost|
|6||101*||100||101.00||Sri Lanka||4||Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe||30 May 2010||Won|
|7||69||73||94.52||Sri Lanka||4||Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Sri Lanka||22 June 2010||Lost|
|8||68*||75||90.66||West Indies||5||Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, West Indies||6 June 2011||Won|
|9||86*||91||94.50||West Indies||5||Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, West Indies||11 June 2011||Won|
|10||57||72||79.16||West Indies||5||Sabina Park, Kingston, West Indies||16 June 2011||Lost|
|11||72||99||72.72||West Indies||5||Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, India||29 November 2011||Won|
|12||90*||98||91.83||West Indies||5||ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam, India||2 December 2011||Won|
|13||95||100||95.00||West Indies||5||Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad, India||5 December 2011||Lost|
|14||68||83||81.92||Pakistan||4||Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Bangladesh||18 March 2012||Won|
|15||83||93||89.2||England||2||Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali, India||23 January 2013||Won|
|16||65||81||80.24||South Africa||1||SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff, Wales||6 June 2013||Won|
|17||52||56||92.85||West Indies||1||The Oval, London, England||11 June 2013||Won|
Rohit Sharma has an exceptional T20 record and is currently the player with Highest Average in World T20 with 60.60 in 12 matches til 2010.
|1||50*||40||125.00||South Africa||5||Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa||20 September 2007||Won|
|2||52*||45||115.55||Ireland||2||Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England||10 June 2009||Won|
|3||79*||46||171.73||Australia||4||Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, West Indies||7 May 2010||Lost|
|4||53||34||155.88||South Africa||3||Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban, South Africa||9 January 2011||Won|
|5||55*||33||166.67||England||4||R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka||23 September 2012||Won|
Indian Premier League
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. He was one of the leading run scorers in the 2008 IPL season with 404 runs at an average of 36.72. He also held the coveted Orange Cap for a brief period.
In the 2009 IPL season he was appointed 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 named the best Under-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 the captaincy won the 2013 IPL for the first time.
Season by season at IPL
|IPL Batting Statistics of Rohit Sharma|
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