Indian Captian Rohit Sharma turns 37 today, a look back at his legacy

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Rohit Sharma, fondly known as the ‘Hitman’ of Indian cricket, celebrates his 37th birthday on April 30, 2024. Born in Nagpur, Maharashtra, in 1987, Sharma’s journey from a humble background to becoming the captain of the Indian cricket team speaks of his success on the grand stage.

Rohit Sharma’s illustrious career

Sharma made his debut in international cricket in a one-day international match against Ireland in 2007. His performances over the years have won the hearts of millions worldwide. Known for his double centuries in One Day Internationals (ODIs), Sharma is the only player to score three double centuries in the format. This remarkable feat stands as a testament to his batting prowess.

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On a global platform, his stellar performances include his impressive 209 against Australia in 2013, an astonishing 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014, and an equally fantastic 208 against Sri Lanka in 2017. He has scored over 10,000 runs in ODIs, comprising 31 centuries and 55 fifties, with a stunning average surpassing 49. In T20 Internationals, he has hit five centuries, the most by any player in the shorter format of the game.

Rohit Sharma’s Indian Premier League (IPL) career is equally illustrious. He made his debut in the inaugural season of IPL in 2008 with the Deccan Chargers before moving to Mumbai Indians. His leadership has been instrumental in the team’s triumphs, making him one of the most successful captains in the history of IPL.

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Under Rohit Sharma’s leadership, Mumbai Indians secured five IPL titles, making them the joint most successful team in IPL history. With over 6500 runs in the tournament, he stands among the top run-getters in IPL, a feat that only a handful of players have achieved.

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As Sharma turns 37, he continues to inspire future generations with his mastery with the bat and commendable leadership. His journey, marked with numerous records, has not only cemented his place in cricket history but also continues to shape the future of Indian cricket. Happy Birthday, Hitman!

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Teja Devathoti
Teja Devathoti
Sports Content Writer at Swen Entertainment. Teja Devathoti has done his Bachelors in Commerce. He previously worked at Amazon as an associate in Operations. He has been a passionate follower of Cricket and other Sports since his childhood and this was the major reason to shift his career path to content creation because of its story-telling ability. He has a great desire to travel to all corners of the world covering various sports. Other than watching sports, Teja has a keen interest in Travelling, Music and Singing. His favourite cricket memory is India winning the 50 over World Cup and the great man Sachin Tendulkar achieving his biggest dream in his home ground.

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