All you need to know about Rohit Sharma’s cricketing career

Rohit Sharma is one of the most talented batsmen in modern cricket nicknamed ‘The Hitman’ for his big-hitting abilities. According to cricket world cup points table, Rohit has been a vital part of India’s limited overs teams over the past decade. He has achieved tremendous success as an opening batsman for India in ODI and T20 formats. Rohit holds the record for the highest individual score in ODI cricket (264 runs). He has also captained the Mumbai Indians franchise with great success in the IPL. Let’s take a look at Rohit Sharma’s cricketing journey so far.

Early Career

Rohit Sharma was born on April 30, 1987 in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra. He had a keen interest in cricket since childhood as well as played club cricket initially. The list was developed by Rohit. A game in which West Zone made their Deodhar Trophy debut in March 2005 versus Central Zone. He was then selected for the India Under-19 squad for the 2006 U-19 World Cup. Rohit scored a half-century against New Zealand U-19 as well as helped India reach the final.

After some good performances for India U-19 and West Zone, Rohit was picked by the Deccan Chargers franchise for the inaugural IPL in 2008. He had a successful first IPL season scoring 404 runs. Rohit continued to impress with his batting in domestic cricket as well as got his maiden international call-up in early 2007. He made his T20I and ODI debut against Ireland as well as South Africa respectively in June 2007. However, Rohit struggled to establish himself in the Indian team early in his career.

IPL Success

After moderate returns in his first three IPL seasons for Deccan Chargers, Rohit was made the captain of the franchise in IPL 2011. Under Rohit’s captaincy, Deccan had a dismal season finishing second last. But Rohit redeemed himself magnificently in IPL 2012, leading Deccan Chargers to the title with a stellar batting performance. He amassed 433 runs at an average of 43.3 in that season.

Rohit’s success as captain as well as a batsman in IPL 2012 brought him back into India’s limited overs setup. He was made the permanent middle-order batsman in ODIs as well as T20Is post the 2012 IPL season. Rohit continued to enjoy great success as a leader as well as batsman when the Deccan Chargers franchise was terminated as well as the team relaunched as Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2013.

Champions Trophy 2013

Rohit played mainly as a middle-order batsman for India in 2013. He was a part of the Indian squad that won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in England under Dhoni’s captaincy. Rohit scored an important unbeaten 83 in the semifinal against Sri Lanka. He put on a match-winning 96-run stand with Dhoni to guide India to the final.

In the final, Rohit failed with the bat scoring only 9 runs. But India defeated England by 5 runs in a thrilling game to lift the Champions Trophy title. It was a memorable tournament for Rohit as he celebrated his first major ICC title triumph.

ODI World Cup 2015

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was held in Australia/New Zealand and Rohit was expected to play a key role as opener for India. He scored a brilliant 137 in India’s opening match against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Adelaide Oval. Rohit followed it up with two more 50+ scores in the group stage against South Africa and UAE.

However, Rohit suffered an injury in the quarterfinal against Bangladesh which ruled him out of the semifinal against Australia. India ended up losing to eventual champions Australia in the semifinals in Sydney. Rohit still finished as India’s third-highest run scorer in the tournament despite missing the semis as well as final.

Champions Trophy 2017

The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 was held in England and Rohit was again part of India’s 15-man squad. He was in sublime form in the Champions Trophy scoring an unbeaten 123 against Pakistan in the group stage. Rohit also scored a crucial 56 in the semifinal against Bangladesh.

India entered the final to face Pakistan and Rohit provided a solid foundation as opener. He scored a solid 54 before getting out to Imad Wasim’s bowling. India went on to comfortably defend their total as well as beat Pakistan by 180 runs. Rohit became a Champions Trophy winner for the second time in his career.

2019 ODI World Cup Campaign

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was held in England and there were high expectations from the Indian team led by Virat Kohli. As one of India’s leading batsmen, Rohit was expected to play a major role.

Rohit had a sensational World Cup campaign as an opener, smashing a record five centuries in a single edition of the tournament. He scored 122* against South Africa, 140 against arch-rivals Pakistan, 102 against England, 104 against Bangladesh and 103 against Sri Lanka. With 648 runs, Rohit finished as the highest run getter in the 2019 World Cup.

However, Rohit’s World Cup campaign ended in heartbreak as India unexpectedly lost to New Zealand in the semifinals. Rohit could only score 1 run in that knockout game as India got knocked out. But Rohit’s tremendous batting throughout the World Cup remains one of the major highlights of his career.

Captain of Mumbai Indians in IPL

Alongside his success for India, Rohit Sharma has been the captain of Mumbai Indians franchise in the IPL since 2013. Under Rohit’s leadership, MI has won IPL title five times – in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020. Rohit has led MI in over 100 matches and is the most successful captain in the history of IPL.

Rohit has been able to get the best out of star players like Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, and Jasprit Bumrah among others at MI over the years. His immaculate record as MI’s captain over a decade showcases his brilliant tactical acumen as a leader. Rohit has now taken over as India’s full-time captain in T20Is as well as ODIs looking to replicate his IPL success.


Rohit Sharma’s rise over the last decade from a middle-order batsman to one of the greatest ODI openers of all time has been remarkable. As per Indian cricket team news, Rohit’s double hundreds, IPL titles as MI captain as well as important knocks in ICC events make him one of modern cricket’s all-time best limited overs batsmen. With Rohit taking over as India’s full-time ODI as well as T20I captain, it opens up another exciting chapter in his glorious cricketing career. If Rohit can win a World Cup title as captain for India, it will be the crowning glory for the champion batsman. At the age of 35, Rohit Sharma still has many more years left in him to create history for India.

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