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Rohit Sharma – The Hitman

Making his debut back in 2007, Rohit Sharma has established himself as an integral part of the Indian national cricket team, especially in limited-overs cricket. A new feather in his cap was added when he succeeded Virat Kohli as the captain of the Indian team in all three formats. He is popularly known as “The Hitman” for his superior batting skills and is the face of the Mumbai Team, whom he led to 5 titles.

Rohit has been a prolific run scorer in the Indian T20 League over the years, ranking third in the list behind Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, with over 5500 runs to his name. However, for a large part of his career, it seemed Rohit Sharma's biggest gift was his biggest burden. While he had the talent, it took time for that to translate into runs. Once it clicked, it did spectacularly. The move to open the batting in ODIs late in 2012 was the turning point in his career. He became a double-hundred machine and Indian T20 League-winning phenomenon.

With over 15 years of international cricket experience, Rohit Sharma has a long list of records and achievements. He will always be known for his record ODI knock of 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in 2014.

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Rohit Sharma’s Personal Details

    • Name
    • :
    • Rohit Sharma
    • Date of Birth
    • :
    • 30th April 1987
    • Birthplace
    • :
    • Nagpur
    • Height
    • :
    • 5′8″
    • Batting Style
    • :
    • Right-handed batter
    • Playing Role
    • :
    • Top-order batter
    • Major Teams Played For
    • :
    • India, Deccan Team, Mumbai Team

Rohit Sharma Current Rankings

Rohit Sharma Career Summary

    • Format
    • M
    • Inn
    • Runs
    • HS
    • Avg
    • SR
    • 100
    • 200
    • 50
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • CT
    • Test
    • 44
    • 75
    • 3076
    • 212 vs. SA
    • 46.61
    • 55.71
    • 8
    • 1
    • 14
    • 330
    • 63
    • 47
    • ODI
    • 220
    • 223
    • 9283
    • 264 vs. SL
    • 48.06
    • 89.01
    • 29
    • 3
    • 44
    • 845
    • 245
    • 82
    • T20I
    • 125
    • 117
    • 3313
    • 118 vs. SL
    • 32.48
    • 139.55
    • 4
    • 0
    • 26
    • 293
    • 155
    • 50

Rohit Sharma - Key Skills and Strengths

Rohit is one of the most naturally gifted and fearful batters in world cricket today and getting his wicket is a great achievement for any bowler. Rohit scores big once he gets going as he is a natural stroke player. His tremendous shot-playing ability and power differentiates him from many of his fellow batters in the game.

The Mumbai team’s success on the field in many ways can be credited to the leadership skills of Rohit Sharma. He understands the strengths and weaknesses of the players and puts them to excellent use in demanding situations.

Rohit Sharma Captaincy Record

    • Format
    • Matches
    • Won
    • Lost
    • Tie
    • NR
    • ODI
    • 13
    • 11
    • 2
    • 0
    • 0
    • T20I
    • 28
    • 24
    • 4
    • 0
    • 0
    • I T20 League
    • 129
    • 75
    • 50
    • 4
    • 0

Rohit Sharma Awards and Achievements

As one of the best batsmen of the current generation, Rohit can score runs quickly and in abundance. He looks very elegant and is arguably the best pull shot player on the Indian cricket team. Every time he steps onto the pitch, it is a potential opportunity for him to set a new record.

Here are some of Sharma’s biggest records and achievements in international cricket:

  • Rohit Sharma is the only player to have scored a double century on more than one occasion (3) in ODIs. He has also scored the most number of T20I centuries (4).

  • In 2013, he set a new benchmark by hitting 16 sixes in his innings of 209 runs against Australia, making it the most number of sixes hit in a single ODI innings by a player.

  • Rohit is the second Indian to score a century in all formats of international cricket, after Suresh Raina. Now KL Rahul has joined them.

  • Rohit’s highest score in ODI cricket is a mind-boggling 264 runs, which is also the record for the highest individual score in ODIs.

  • Sharma’s tally of ODI centuries currently stands at 29, the second-highest among all the current players. Most of these centuries have come against Australia (8) and Sri Lanka (6).

  • In the 2019 Cricket World Cup, he became the first batsman to score 5 centuries in one World Cup tournament. He won the ICC's Golden Bat award, becoming the third Indian player to do so after Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.

  • Rohit was adjudged the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2019 and has been a member of ICC ODI Team of the Year in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019.

  • Rohit has hit 244 sixes in his ODI career, the highest among all the current players and fourth-highest overall.

  • Rohit holds the world record for scoring the joint-fastest century off 35 balls in a T20I.

Rohit Sharma’s Indian T20 League Journey

An integral part of Team Mumbai, Rohit has proven himself as a consistent performer in the Indian T20 League. He was one of the most consistent Deccan batters in the first three seasons of the league and was instrumental in his former franchise winning the 2009 title. Rohit joined the Mumbai team in 2011 and took over the team’s captaincy in the 2013 season.

Here are some of Rohit’s biggest achievements in the Indian T20 League:

  • Rohit is one of only 6 players to have scored more than 5,000 runs in the Indian T20 League, sitting third on the list.

  • Rohit is one of the six players to have played 200 matches in the Indian T20 League. MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja and Dinesh Karthik are the other ones.

  • Rohit has hit 227 sixes in the league and is third on the list of players who have hit the most sixes in the league.

  • Rohit Sharma is the only Indian cricketer to have a century and a hat-trick to his name in the Indian T20 League.

  • Rohit’s bond with Mumbai is a successful one as he has led the team to win the league on five occasions. He also won the league with Deccan as a player in 2009.

    • Format
    • M
    • Runs
    • HS
    • Avg
    • SR
    • 100
    • 50
    • 4s
    • 6s
    • CT
    • Indian T20 League
    • 213
    • 5611
    • 109 vs. Kolkata
    • 31.17
    • 130.39
    • 1
    • 40
    • 491
    • 270
    • 89

Rohit Sharma: FAQs

What is Rohit Sharma’s mother tongue?

Rohit’s mother tongue is Telugu as his mother hails from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. He can converse in that language despite living in Mumbai for the majority of his life.

Where was Rohit Sharma born?

Rohit was born on 30th April 1987 in Bansod, Nagpur. When he was one and a half-years-old, his family moved to Dombivali in Mumbai.

Who is Rohit Sharma’s favorite football player?

Rohit Sharma named Zinedine Zidane as his favorite footballer while his favorite football club is Real Madrid.

Why is Rohit Sharma called The Hitman?

His explosive batting and his ability to hit sixes at will made Rohit Sharma cricket fans’ favorite and earned him the nickname “The Hitman.”

What is the name of Rohit Sharma’s daughter?

Rohit Sharma married Ritika Sajdeh in 2015. Their first child, Samaira, was born on 30th December 2018.

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