Who is Rohit Sharma?
Rohit made his international debut in 2007 as Yuvraj Singh's replacement
He is the vice-captain of the national team in the limited overs format
Sharma has won five IPL titles with the Mumbai Indians
Rohit Sharma has shared on Instagram the post of a new project titled Mega Blockbuster. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, and actors Rashmika Mandanna and Karthi have also followed suit. While the posters say a trailer will be released on September 4, the project is most likely to be an ad campaign for an e-commerce company. Sharma, 35, is currently in the UAE with the Indian cricket team for the 2022 Asia Cup.
Who is Rohit Sharma?
Rohit Sharma is the captain of the Indian cricket team in the limited overs format. The established opener is known for his batting prowess and has single-handedly won a number of games for his side. Born in Nagpur, Maharashtra the 34-year-old’s highest career score of 309 not out came in a Ranji Trophy fixture against Gujarat. This knock brought him into the spotlight and he was hailed as the next big talent by coaches and scouts alike in the domestic circuit.
He made international debut in 2007 as a replacement for serial hitter Yuvraj Singh in the World T20 and his skills were on full display. The classy display made the likes of Shaun Pollock and Morne Morkel of South Africa look average.
While he managed to drop eye-catching performances every once in a while, his inconsistency was a big reason behind him not getting a guaranteed spot in the side. A young Sharma was prone to throwing his wicket away because of getting confused with the shot selection.
He never looked back and led Mumbai to the IPL title in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020 as well as to the Champions League Twenty20 title in 2013.
In a way, he owes a thanks to the Indian Premier League for helping his career survive after a disastrous patch of form in 2011 and 2012.
In 2012, Sharma averaged a little over 12 runs in 13 One Day Internationals and the trajectory of his international career took a big hit.
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However, thankfully the selectors never doubted his talent and continued to back Rohit in spite of a flurry of disappointing performances and he has not disappointed since then.
Rohit has the second most fifties in T20 Internationals and also the second most sixes in career in T20 internationals. He recorded 10 hundreds in international tournaments in 2019.
He is an irreplaceable piece of the Indian side in the limited overs format, being one of the side’s most reliant batters in recent years. In the pecking order he is just behind Virat Kohli.