Hitman Turns 37: Celebrating Rohit Sharma, The Record-Breaking Captain

Rohit Sharma

Today is Rohit Sharma’s 37th birthday. He is a shrewd captain as well as an excellent batter. Every beauty, strength, and knowledge are embodied in Rohit Sharma. Recognized as one of the finest players of his generation, Rohit truly sparkles in white-ball cricket. His batting is a sight to behold – precise, measured, yet explosively effective.

Rohit Sharma’s class

He is a master at maintaining his composure under pressure, whether he is leading from the front or gently touching the line.
His trademark shot, the fearsome pull, is his specialty, particularly during powerplay overs. However, what really makes Rohit stand out is his capacity to adapt. In Test matches, he converts into a patient accumulator with ease, eventually rising to the top in all formats.

Rohit Sharma’s international debut

Rohit Sharma’s international debut in 2007 marked the beginning of a stellar career. His impactful debut year included a memorable performance in the ICC T20 World Cup. Following a blistering half-century against South Africa, his 30-run cameo in just 16 balls during the final against Pakistan announced his arrival on the big stage. This young talent showed immense promise.
Over the next six years, Rohit primarily operated in the middle order.

2013 ICC Champions Trophy

However, the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy proved to be a turning point. Partnering with Shikhar Dhawan at the top, he played a crucial role in India’s victorious campaign, scoring 177 runs at an average of 35.40, including two vital half-centuries.
In ODIs, he has amassed 10,709 runs at a splendid average of 49.12 in 262 matches. His record-breaking 264 against Sri Lanka remains the highest individual score in ODI history.


With an impressive tally of 31 centuries and 55 half-centuries, he has firmly cemented his place among the top batsmen. Surprisingly, he only trails the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli in the number of runs that India has scored in One-Day Internationals.
There is more to Rohit than just limited-overs cricket. Despite a slow start, he showed himself to be a trustworthy opening batsman for Tests, scoring 4,137 runs at an average of 45.46 in 59 games.

T20 arena

In the T20 arena, Rohit’s leadership prowess shines brightly. With 6,522 runs scored, he is fourth in IPL history. He has won six IPL championships, five with the Mumbai Indians and one with the now-defunct Deccan Chargers. Fans affectionately call him the ‘Hitman’, a testament to his ability to dismantle bowling attacks single-handedly.

The 2023 ODI World Cup witnessed another masterclass from Rohit. Finishing as the second-highest run-scorer with 597 runs, he once again stamped his authority on the grandest stage.

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IPL 2024

Even though he isn’t the captain anymore, Rohit is still leading the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2024, showing off his experience and mentoring his teammates with his knowledge and ability.

Rohit’s cricketing journey is far from over. His reputation as a fantastic batsman and a motivating skipper has only gotten bigger as he marks another year of life. His adaptability, dominance, and leadership make him an undeniable mainstay of the game. The cricket world is excited to see what records, amazing experiences, and most of all, more trophies are ahead for him in his next chapter.

It all begins with the T20 World Cup, as Rohit gears up to lead India in his third ICC tournament, aiming to end the 11-year wait for the coveted trophy.

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