Rohit Sharma is the vice-captain of the Indian national cricket team in limited-overs game. He plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket and captains Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. The right-handed batsman started his international career when he was 20 years old, making his one-day international (ODI) debut on 23 June 2007 against Ireland. Rohit Sharma has a prolific ODI career, with the distinction of being the only batsman in the world with three double-hundreds. His T20 career has been equally good. Rohit Sharma makes a brilliant comeback in Test cricket as an opener after failing to get a place in middle order.
Teams: India, Deccan Chargers, India A, India Green, India Under-19s, Mumbai, Mumbai Cricket Association President's XI, Mumbai Indians, Mumbai Under-19s
Rohit Sharma was picked for the national Test team after he had played 108 ODIs for India and he started with a bang, hit back-to-back centuries in his first two Test matches against the West Indies in November 2013.
On 13 November 2014, Rohit Sharma scored 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, which is the highest individual score in ODIs. He is also the fastest batsman to score 100 (35 balls) in T20s (vs Sri Lanka). He is the first skipper to lead his team to the IPL title thrice. In November 2018, he became the first cricketer to score four centuries in T20 international cricket.
In 2015 World Cup, Rohit Sharma ended up as India's second-highest run-scorer, with an impressive 137 against Bangladesh in the quarter-finals. In April 2019, he was named in India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup as its vice-captain. In ICC World Cup 2019, he score record five centuries before India was knocked out of tournament in semifinal.
Rohit Sharma made his ODI debut on 23 June 2007 against Ireland but he did not bat in that match. After that, he had to struggle hard to make his place in the team, as Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina were also sailing in the same boat but were preferred by selectors for their earlier performance. Rohit Sharma scored his maiden ODI half-century against Pakistan in Jaipur on 18 November 2007. In December 2009, he scored a triple century in the Ranji Trophy which facilitated his return to the national ODI team for a tri-nation tournament in Bangladesh. He scored his maiden ODI century (114) against Zimbabwe on 28 May 2010 and followed it up with another century in the next match against Sri Lanka two days later by scoring 101 not out.
Rohit Sharma was dropped from the Indian squad for the 2011 World Cup following a poor form. In 2014, he surpassed Virender Sehwag's 219 to become the highest-scoring batsman in an ODI match, with his 264 against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
In 2017, Rohit Sharma was named the Indian captain for the first time in his career. India won the ODI series 2-1 under his leadership. He again led India in the 2018 Asia Cup after Virat Kohli was rested after the England tour. India won the tournament after beating Bangladesh in the final.
Rohit Sharma made his Test debut at Eden Gardens in Kolkata against the West Indies during Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test series in November 2013. He scored a 177, which was the second-best score on debut by an Indian — behind Shikhar Dhawan — and that is how he joined the group of select Indian players to have scored a century on their Test debut. He followed it up with a 111 not out at his home ground at Wankhede in Mumbai to become the third Indian cricketer to score back-to-back centuries in the first two tests — a feat achieved earlier by Sourav Ganguly in 1996 in England and Mohammad Azharuddin in 1984. Azharuddin had scored centuries in his first three tests. However, he lost his place in the Indian cricket team after series of low scores after that. He made a roaring comeback to Tests after Kohli backed him as an opener against South Africa in September-October 2019 after Rohit's stupendous success in limited-overs cricket at the top. Along the way, Sharma also became the first Indian to score two centuries in his first Test as an opener, having slammed 176 and 127.
Rohit Sharma made his T20 debut against England at Durban on September 19, 2007. Rohit Sharma is second leading run-getter for India in T20 Internationals.
Rohit Sharma is one of the leading runs scorer in the format with more than 5,200 runs in IPLs. Sharma was initially signed up by the Deccan Chargers franchise. In the 2009 season, he was appointed as the vice-captain of Deccan Chargers.
A big jump in his IPL career came when he was sold for $2 million to the Mumbai Indians in 2011. In 2012, Rohit Sharma scored his first IPL century against Kolkata Knight Riders, hitting 109 not out in 60 balls. He was also declared the Man of the Match in that game. In 2013, he was promoted as the permanent captain of Mumbai Indians, and the team won the IPL title for the first time that year under his captaincy. It was a terrific season for him as a captain as his team went on to win the Champions League T20 as well.
In 2015, he led Mumbai Indians to win the IPL title again by beating Chennai Super Kings in the final. He also won the Man of the Match award in the finals.
In 2017, Mumbai Indians finished at the top of the table and also went on to win the final under his captaincy. He is one of the two skippers to lead his team to win the IPL three times; the only other being MS Dhoni, who led Chennai Super Kings to victory in the 2018 IPL final.
In 2018, Mumbai Indians could not qualify for the playoffs after they lost to Delhi Daredevils in a must-win match.
In 2019, Mumbai Indians make a superb comeback and won its 4th IPL title as Rohit Sharma-led side defeated MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings in the final.
In 2020, Mumbai Indians emerged as a side which simply demolish the opposition and barring one of two matches, won most comprehensively. In the finals, MI defeated Delhi Capitals and won its record fifth title.