One of the best batsmen going around in international cricket, Rohit Sharma completed 13 years in international cricket on Tuesday (June 23, 2020). On the occasion, fans of the Hitman went berserk and flooded the social media with his records. In fact, #13YearsOfHITMAN became one of the top trends on Twitter. The Mumbai-born cricketer made his international debut in an ODI match against Ireland in 2007. Rohit didn’t get to bat in that match as India won the game by nine wickets. However, the 20-year-old didn’t take long in showcasing his potential. Courtesy his hitting ability, Rohit was picked in the Indian team for 2007 T20 World Cup and he justified the decision by scoring 30 off just 16 balls in the finals against Pakistan. This Day That Year: Rohit Sharma Made His Debut for India.
He played several impressive knocks in the middle order but faced a lot of criticism for not delivering consistently. However, the then Indian skipper MS Dhoni asked him to open the innings and the World saw a different Rohit Sharma altogether. He played one jaw-dropping knock after another and impressed one and all. In fact, he is the only batsman to date to have scored three double hundreds in ODIs and four centuries in T20Is. Also, the swashbuckling batsman proved his mettle as a captain as he guided Mumbai Indians to four titles in Indian Premier League (IPL). Meanwhile, let’s look at how fans hailed Rohit on the occasion.
— Vikas (@Im_vikas_45_) June 23, 2020
What A Knock That Was!!
I will Tell My Kids I Was There When Rohit Scored 264 in Odi Match
— Raj (@PremRaj14849252) June 23, 2020
— . (@imvk__) June 23, 2020
Getting Strong Every Year!!
On this day in 2007, Rohit Sharma made his debut against Ireland.
A journey full of ups and downs, countless criticism and lots of sleepless nights. From being ordinary middle order batsman to one of the best openers of the game, Rohit completes 13 years.#13YearsOfHITMAN pic.twitter.com/Avyi2pD4t7
— Vaishali♀️ #StayHomeSaveLives (@vaishali_45) June 23, 2020
The Test Debut!!
Highest scores on debut inngs for India batting at no.6 or lower
177 Rohit Sharma v WI, 2013
120 S Raina v SL, 2010
105 V Sehwag v SA, 2001
103 P Amre v SA, 1992
— Rohitian Diwakar verma (@Diwakar85924034) June 23, 2020
— . (@imvk__) June 23, 2020
Toiling The Aussie Bowlers!!
Most Sixes Against Australia In ODIs - 😎
Rohit Sharma - 76 Sixes
Overall ( ODI + T20I + Test ) = 99 Sixes 🔥
— ITS V!SHAL !! 😎 (@Rohitfied) June 23, 2020
With being just 33, a lot of cricket is certainly left in the star batsman and he’ll certainly add many more feathers to his already illustrious hat. He was last seen during the T20I series against New Zealand where he sustained a calf injury in the last game. However, he seems to be fit at the moment and is raring to get back on to the field.
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