Rohit Gurunath Sharma, born on 30 April 1987, is an Indian international cricketer and the current captain of the India men’s cricket team in all formats. Widely regarded as one of the best batsmen of his generation and among the greatest opening batters of all time, Sharma is known for his impeccable timing, elegant style, exceptional six-hitting abilities, and leadership skills.
He plays as a right-handed batsman for the India national cricket team in international cricket, representing Mumbai Indians in the IPL, and playing for Mumbai in domestic cricket. Rohit also serves as the captain of Mumbai Indians, leading the team to five IPL titles under his leadership. With the Indian team, Sharma was part of the squad that won the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, contributing significantly in the finals of both tournaments.
Rohit Sharma Breaks World Record
Rohit Sharma presently owns the world record for the highest individual score (264) in a One Day International (ODI) match. He stands as the sole player to have achieved three double-centuries in ODIs. Furthermore, Sharma holds the record for the most hundreds (five) in a single Cricket World Cup, a feat that led to his recognition with the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year award in 2019.
On Tuesday, Rohit Sharma, also known as Hitman, made significant headlines by setting five impressive records with a century against Afghanistan. These records include the most hundreds in World Cup history, the most sixes in International cricket, the most sixes by an Indian in the World Cup, the most runs in the Powerplay for India in an ODI match, and the fastest hundred by an Indian in World Cup history. His outstanding 131-run performance on Wednesday played a pivotal role in India’s comfortable 8-wicket victory, surpassing the records of cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev.
Despite the remarkable achievement, Rohit Sharma downplayed individual accolades, stating, “Don’t want to think about records too much because I know there’s a long way to go ahead and not to lose my focus and what’s required.” He emphasized his focus on the World Cup and expressed satisfaction with the special achievement of scoring a World Cup century. Regarding his innings, Rohit acknowledged the favorable batting conditions, backed himself to play his natural game, and highlighted the importance of getting his eye in. He mentioned that some of his plays are premeditated, but he also goes by instinct. Rohit emphasized his responsibility to give the team a good start and put them in a strong position. Looking ahead, India is set to face Pakistan at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium on Saturday.