Everyone in the cricketing world is very well known by the name Rohit Sharma. Overall, if you look closely at Rohit’s career then he is the perfect example of aging like a fine wine. As Virat Kohli says in one of his interviews, “When you see him play, you understand why people talk about him so much. I haven’t seen someone timing the ball better than Rohit. He always has one extra second that gives him the edge over the others.” When you are getting such comments from one of the current greats in cricket then you know you are one of the finest cricketers of all time.
Rohit Sharma doesn’t believe in word talent and being called talented. According to him, being talented implies that he is all god-gifted and didn’t work on anything. Well, quite an analogy but it’s true for a person who started his career as a spinner and is now donning the cricketing world with these blasting batting skills. We are sure he has worked really hard where he stands today in world cricket.
In plain English, Rohit Sharma scored ODI double-hundreds for fun. If you don’t know then Rohit has scored three double centuries in ODI cricket and is the only player to do so. Talking more about Rohit’s accomplishment then he has won 5 IPL trophies out of 12 as the captain. Not only this Sharma is also one of the colossal six-hitters of his era. Even fans anticipate a double-century from him every time he goes past a score of 50. We are going to talk more about such accomplishments. Let us start with Rohit’s current stats.
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Accomplishments of Rohit Sharma
- Let us start with the best accomplishments of his entire career till now. Rohit is the only man on this planet to score three ODI double hundreds with his personal best being 264. It is also the highest individual score in the history of one day internationals. Rohit also smashed Australian bowlers all around and made 209 in 2013 and again he made unbeaten 208 against Sri Lanka in 2017.
- Rohit is also the fastest Indian opener and the second-fastest opener in the world who made 5000 ODI runs just behind Hashim Amla. Sharma is also the only batsman who scored 8 innings of 150+ in ODI breaking the records of legendary Sachin Tendulkar and another blasting batter David Warner.
- Apart from holding the 21 Player of the Match Awards in ODI, Rohit was also declared the ODI player of the year 2019 by the ICC. Rohit is the only batsman in the World Cup who has scored 5 centuries. Something none of the other players has ever done.
- Rohit Sharma is the second leading run-scorer for India in T20 internationals. He is also the second Indian to have scored at least a century in each of the three International formats. Sharma also became the first and the only batsman in the world to score four T20I centuries.
- It was the same series in which Sachin retired and Sharma made his test debut at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. A great way to say the end of an era and start of a new one in the same series. Rohit scored 177 on his debut match. He also scored a hundred (127) in the second innings in his first test. Moreover, his high score of 212 came against South Africa in October 2019.
- Rohit is considered as one of the most successful skippers as he bags 5 IPL trophies for Mumbai Indians. He is currently one of the four players who have scored 5,000 career runs in the competition. Rohit has more 400-plus run seasons for MI which is more than any other batter who ever played in Cricket. Rohit scored 400+ runs in 5 IPL seasons. One of the records that only the best can have in one of the biggest cricket competitions in the world. Rohit Sharma is the only Indian cricketer in the IPL to have scored a hundred and taken a hat-trick and won the trophy 5 times in the league.
- Rohit was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 2015 as he was also honoured with GQ award for Sportsman of the Year in the same year. Sharma was also included in the ICC ODI team of the year for 5 years: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019. But his greatest achievement came recently when he was awarded the highest sports honour of the country, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in the year 2020.
Rohit Sharma is surely one of the best cricketers we have ever seen playing cricket. He has a lot of cricket left in him and now that he is the captain of the white ball Indian cricket team, our eyes are more on him than ever. Everybody believes this is the key to unlocking the gates of the international trophies and to be honest we also believe it. Unfortunately, he won’t be playing in the upcoming South Africa series due to a hamstring but we are sure he will be back with a bang as we all expect a lot from him in the upcoming T20 Cricket world cup.