A peek through everyone's favorite 'Rohit Sharma's' journey

Recently, Rohit Sharma was announced as Team India's captain for T20 format.

A peek through everyone's favorite 'Rohit Sharma's' journey

As Team India's campaign got over from ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli's captaincy era for limited-overs came to an end. Moreover, Ravi Shashtri's role as a head coach is also over, and it will be Rahul Dravid, who will be the head coach for Team India. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma will be leading the Men in Blue in T20 format. 

Let us take you through the journey of the 'hitman' who made it big in the world of cricket.

1. Early life 

Rohit Sharma, born on April 30, 1987 in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra, was raised by his grandparents and uncles in BorivaliHe joined the cricket camp in 1999 and was coached by Dinesh Lad. He acquired a four-year scholarship and studied at Swami Vivekanand International School since it had better cricket facilities than his old school.

2. Domestic career 

  1. Deodhar Trophy - March 2005.
  2. First-class debut for India 'A' squad against New Zealand 'A' -July 2006.
  3.  Ranji Trophy debut for Mumbai - 2006-07

He was appointed as team captain for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy ahead of the 2013–14 season.

3. International career

Test match

  1. Test match debut - November 2013
  2. First overseas Test century - 4 September 2021

He was left out from the team since 2017-18 and was called back in 2018-19 during India's tour of Australia. In October 2019, he played the third Test against South Africa and hit his first double century. During the tour of Australia 2020, he replaced Cheteshwar Puja and became the vice-captain for test match.

World Cup

Rohit Sharma was also part of the 2015 and 2019 World Cups. He was left out of the 2011 World Cup. In 2019, he became the first batsman to score five centuries in the same World Cup tournament. He also equalled Tendulkar's record of most centuries in all World Cup matches.

He was ICC's leading run-scorer in the 2019 World Cup and won the ICC's Golden Bat award. Sharma is the third Indian player to win this award. 


  1. ODI debut - June 2007.
  2. Maiden ODI century (114) - May 2010.

 He led the team India to win ICC Asia Cup Finals in the year 2018. He scored the most runs in ODIs by any batsman in 2019.


  1. November 2020 - Nominated for the ICC Men's ODI and T20I Cricketer of the Decade awards
  2. July 2018 - Second Indian batsman to score 2,000 runs in T20 international career and fifth batsman worldwide

Rohit Sharma was a part of the 2007 ICC World t20 and played match-winning knocks. In 2015 he became the second Indian cricketer to have scored centuries in all three formats of international cricket.


He is leading Mumbai Indians (MI) since 2013 and is the most successful skipper in the IPL and shares the honour with MS Dhoni. Under his leadership, MI has won five IPL titles in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020.

Rohit Sharma has won Arjuna Award in 2015 and  Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in 2020. He also went on to win ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2019.

We sure can say that Team India will be captained by one of the most successful cricketers. 

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