[20], Having been out of the Test team since 2017–18, Sharma went on the 2018–19 tour of Australia after he had earned a recall earlier. [8] Sharma started as an off-spinner who could bat a bit before Lad noticed his batting ability and promoted him from number eight to open the innings. It's been our strength throughout the series so it was heartening to see that. Sharma also said to his Twitter followers: "All proceeds from your purchases would go to an animal charity of my choice". [105][106], This article is about the cricketer born in 1987. Dhoni decided to move him up the batting order to open the innings with Shikhar Dhawan in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. [5] He is the only player to have scored three double-centuries in this form of international cricket. [22][23], During the first Test, he sustained a minor injury which saw him miss the second Test in Perth. We believe that his dynamic personality combined with his performance and dependability on the field represents the values that CEAT believes in. ... PAK vs SA 1st Test: Live Cricket Score, Cricket Scorecard, Preview, South Africa tour of Pakistan 2021. [47], Sharma's good form continued and, later in the year against Australia, he scored 141 (not out) in Jaipur. [35], Sharma made his full international debut in a one-day match against Ireland in Belfast on 23 June 2007. [53] On 12 January 2019, in the opening match against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sharma scored 133 but it was in vain as India lost by 34 runs. On today’s date, the Indian vice-captain in limited-overs has 3 ODI double hundreds to his name but, as they say, the first one always remains special. Rohit’s 16 sixes in one ODI innings remained a record until England’s limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan (71-ball 148) smashed 17 maximums against Afghanistan in Machester, during the 2019 World Cup. His coach at the camp was Dinesh Lad who asked him to change his school to Swami Vivekanand International School where Lad was the coach and which had better cricket facilities. [46], Sharma had a disastrous loss of form in 2012 and scored only 168 runs in the whole calendar year at the very low average of 12.92 with just a single half-century. It was a small ground with a fast outfield, we knew it was going to be a big-scoring game keeping the wickets in hand. [7] He has a younger brother, Vishal Sharma. It was his 200th innings. “Credit goes to Dhawan and Virat as well, they played very well throughout the series, we showed real character. [62] In the next match of the series, he became the first male cricketer for India to play in 100 T20Is. On February 24, 2010, Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar scored the first-ever double hundred in One Day Internationals as he remained unbeaten on 200* against South Africa in Gwalior. [101], In November 2017, Sharma in a video on social media said that he had tied up with an online store to merchandise mobile phone covers and other items that would use his name and ODI jersey no. [44], Sharma was recalled to the limited-overs squad for the tour of the West Indies in June and July 2011. * Rohit Sharma's 209 was the highest score by any team player against Australia in One-day internationals, surpassing the previous best of 175 jointly held by Herschelle Gibbs and Sachin Tendulkar. [61], In November 2019, in the opening match of the series against Bangladesh, Sharma became the most-capped cricketer for India in T20Is, playing in his 99th match. [24] He recovered for the Boxing Day third Test at Melbourne and scored 63 (not out) to help India total 443/7 and win both the Test and the series. When joining the campaign Sharma said, "I have been a member of PETA and when I was informed about the cause, I thought it is my duty to join the anti-poaching drive. India reached the semi-final stage where they were defeated by Australia. We welcome Rohit into the WWF family". I was fascinated to have a look at Sudan (the last northern white rhino) and the sniffer dogs who catch hold of the poachers". [64][65], Sharma has been one of the most successful players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as captain since 2013 of the Mumbai Indians, who have won the tournament five times under his leadership. Rohit Sharma’s 209: The talent enters the league of bigwigs but more tales remain to be scripted Rohit and Dhawan have built 100-run stand many a times, six to be precise. What remained a record until June 18, 2019, Rohit Sharma hit 16 sixes in an ODI innings to reach his first double hundred as he scored 209 against Australia in Bangalore on this day 7 years ago. Playing against Sri Lanka, at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, Rohit Sharma scored a 173-ball 264 that remains unparalleled till date. While Sharma is not a regular bowler, he can bowl right arm off spin. [14] Mumbai went on to win the tournament with Sharma scoring a half-century (57) in his second innings in the final against Bengal. He made 212 in the first innings of the match. Complete Scorecard of India vs Sri Lanka 4th ODI 2014, Sri Lanka tour of India only on ESPNcricinfo.com. Rohit first broke through the mystical 200 mark with a score of 209 against Australia in Bengaluru in 2013 and he followed it up with a staggering score of 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014, which remains a world record. The special innings also included 12 boundaries and Rohit won the Man of the Match as India took the game by 57 runs and the 7-match series by 3-2. [59] On 8 July 2018, during a series in England, Sharma became the second Indian batsman, after Virat Kohli, to score 2,000 runs in a Twenty20 international career. I'm looking forward to the West Indies series now and I didn't know about the 16 sixes record.”. That's what got me to Nairobi. He scored 57 and 22 as India won by 3 wickets. This enabled India to win the match by 37 runs and they went on to defeat Pakistan in the final, when Sharma scored 30 (not out) from 16 deliveries. Rohit Sharma had brought up his maiden ODI double hundred -- 209 against Australia in Bengaluru in 2013. Sharma scored 330 runs in the tournament with one century, a score of 137 in the quarter-final tie against Bangladesh. Rohit Sharma’s 209: Comparisons with Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag’s double tons Sachin Tendulkar becomes first cricketer in ODI history to score double hundred [8], Sharma joined a cricket camp in 1999 with his uncle's money. [6] His father Gurunath Sharma worked as a caretaker of a transport firm storehouse. [34] Sharma totalled 648 runs in the tournament to finish as the leading run-scorer and win the ICC's Golden Bat award, the third Indian player to do so. [12], Sharma made his first-class debut for India A against New Zealand A at Darwin in July 2006. [37][38] In that series, he scored 235 runs at an average of 33.57 with 2 fifties, including 66 in the first final at Sydney when he partnered Sachin Tendulkar for most of India's successful run chase. In December 2009, he made his highest career score of 309 (not out) in the Ranji Trophy against Gujarat. [42][43] He had a run of poor form in South Africa just before the 2011 World Cup and as a consequence he was left out of India's squad for the tournament. [99], In February 2015, Sharma joined People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to support sterilisation of homeless cats and dogs. Sharma has 4,898 with one century and is the third highest run scorer after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina. Rohit's 264 contained 33 boundaries and 9 sixes. Sensational Rohit Sharma's 209 sets up to India comprehensive 57-run victory over Australia, despite a Glenn Maxwell - Shane Watson's assault and James Faulkner's fastest century and clinch the seven-match series with 3-2 in the high-scoring epic game of … No other batsman in this list has scored an ODI double hundred more than once. Chief selector M. S. K. Prasad said the reason for his recall was that his natural game suited the bouncy Australian pitches. I'm enjoying opening at the moment, just want to keep continuing and want to continue fresh. Outside cricket, Sharma is an active supporter of animal welfare campaigns. [60] He was the fifth batsman worldwide to achieve the feat: the others besides Kohli were Brendon McCullum, Martin Guptill and Shoaib Malik. He would visit his parents, who lived in a single-room house in Dombivli, only during weekends. Rohit Sharma, is the highest individual scorer in ODI history with a score of 264. In his column for The Times of India in November 2018, Gavaskar said:[76]. Rohit Gurunath Sharma (born 30 April 1987) is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket and captains Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League as a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler. [71] Under his leadership, Mumbai have won the IPL in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020; they also won the former Champions League Twenty20 competition in 2013. In his place, Sharma was named the Indian team captain for the first time in his career and India under his leadership won the series 2–1, their eighth consecutive series win since defeating Zimbabwe in June 2016. Rohit Sharma's 209-run blitz helps India beat Australia, take series Rohit Sharma's plundered a mammoth 209 runs from158 balls to help India beat Australia by 57 runs to … Importantly, Rohit has this liking for scoring those big centuries – we can rightly call him “the king of daddy hundreds.” It started with a mighty 209 against Australia in 2013 at Bengaluru and was followed by two more double centuries. [19] He followed it up with 111 (not out) in the second Test at his home ground, the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. [92], Sharma has been sponsored by several brands including the Swiss watchmaker Hublot and CEAT. * Rohit Sharma become the first player to score 250-plus runs in One-day international cricket history. What remained a record until June 18, 2019, Rohit Sharma hit 16 sixes in an ODI innings to reach his first double hundred as he scored 209 against Australia in Bangalore on this day 7 years ago. [18], In November 2013, during Sachin Tendulkar's farewell series, Sharma made his Test debut at Eden Gardens in Kolkata against the West Indies and scored 177, the second-best score on debut by an Indian behind Shikhar Dhawan (187). He is the official Rhino Ambassador for WWF-India and is a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). [21] Sharma played in the first Test in Adelaide, scoring 37 and 1 in an Indian victory. In the following year, on December 8, Indian batting legend Virender Sehwag stunned one and all with 219 against West Indies in Indore. [74][75], Sunil Gavaskar considers Sharma to have a batting style similar to those of Virender Sehwag and Viv Richards. “I didn't really think of the 200 initially. See here for detailed stats on Rohit Sharma's record breaking 264. He is the vice-captain of the Indian national team in limited-overs formats. Till date, in the 50-over format, only 8 double hundreds have been scored and Rohit owns 3 of them. He was number seven in the batting order but did not bat as India won the game by 9 wickets. Smart Stats. In the third match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, he scored a matching-winning 86 off 91 balls after India had been reduced to 92 for 6. * Rohit Sharma plundered 264 - the highest score in One-day international cricket history, surpassing the previous record of 219 held by … We always spoke about building small partnerships and we had two big ones today. Sharma recollects, "I told him I couldn't afford it, but he got me a scholarship. This was part of the 2007 Future Cup competition which also involved South Africa. Back in 2014, Rohit Sharma smashed the highest individual ODI score (264) against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens. [66], Sharma is considered an aggressive batsman but with style and elegance. He is the vice-captain of the Indian national team in limited-overs formats. [13] He made his Ranji Trophy debut for Mumbai in the 2006–07 season and scored 205 off 267 balls against Gujarat. [17], As of 11 January 2021, Sharma had played in 365 international matches (33 Test, 224 ODI, 108 T20I) and scored 39 centuries (6 Test, 29 ODI, 4 T20I). [11] He visited Abu Dhabi and Australia with the India A squad and was then included among India's 30-member probables list for the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy tournament. You never know, even 380 wasn't looking comfortable,” Man of the Match and Series, Rohit Sharma had said after the game as India (383/6) beat Australia (326) in Bangalore. Catch live and fully detailed scorecard of India vs Australia, 7th ODI, Nov 02, Australia tour of India 2013 on Cricbuzz ... Rohit Sharma . Rohit’s contribution to international cricket is well known and his supporting the conservation of rhinoceros in India will help the cause of the species. He followed that with 209 off 158 balls in Bangalore and established a then world record for the most sixes (16) in a one-day international innings. c (sub)M Henriques b C McKay. With that, he became the second Indian cricketer to have scored centuries in all three formats of international cricket. [45] In the first match at Queen's Park Oval, he scored 68 (not out) from 75 balls with three fours and a six. Batting at number eight, he scored 31 (not out) as West Zone won by 3 wickets with 24 balls remaining. [10] It was Sharma's unbeaten innings of 142 in 123 balls against North Zone at the Maharanna Bhupal College Ground in Udaipur in the same tournament that brought him into the limelight. [63], In November 2020, Sharma was nominated for the ICC Men's ODI and T20I Cricketer of the Decade awards. [5] His mother Purnima Sharma is from Visakhapatnam. [93][94] In his career spanning 11 years, Sharma has endorsed many other brands including Maggi, Fair and Lovely, Lay's, Nissan, energy drink Relentless, Nasivion nasal spray, Aristocrat by VIP Industries, Adidas and Oppo mobiles. The number of sixes hit by Rohit Sharma in all international matches on Indian soil. [5] He usually fields in the slips and says this is a part of his game on which he works very hard for improvement. After taking pledge for the cause of rhino conservation Sharma said, "My love for rhinos sparked when I first heard about Sudan, the last male northern white African rhino who passed away this year thus leading to the inevitable extinction of the entire species and that broke my heart. [26], In October 2019, in the third Test against South Africa, Sharma scored his 2,000th run and his first double century in Tests. [104] He laid the foundation stone for a cricket stadium in the presence of spiritual master Kamlesh D. Patel (known as Daaji) at the Heartfulness Institute in Hyderabad. [56], Sharma was included in the Indian squad for the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and made his mark by scoring an unbeaten 50 from 40 deliveries against hosts South Africa in the quarter-finals. Like Virender Sehwag before him, he is unstoppable once he gets going and like Viru he has an appetite for big hundreds. [100], In September 2015, along with Hollywood actors Matt LeBlanc and Salma Hayek, Sharma joined an anti-poaching campaign in Kenya to save the wild animals of Africa including the last surviving northern white rhinoceros. [16] In October 2013, upon the retirement of Ajit Agarkar, he was appointed team captain ahead of the 2013–14 season. [78] In January 2020, Sharma was named as the ODI Player of the Year by the International Cricket Council (ICC). 2. 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