Rohit Sharma: An IPL Legend

Mocked. Hailed. Ridiculed. Loved. Emotions are aplenty in the cricket world with Rohit Sharma. Yes, he is one of the finest stroke-makers on the planet but at the same time he gives impression that he has underachieved at the highest level. Talent is a word that has stuck with Rohit and it will remain so. He oozes with that and raises expectations. You ought to expect a lot from a man, who has the ability to smack 264 in an ODI, and also the first man to breach the 200-mark in ODIs twice. IPL 2016: Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets, Stars and Flops

Drawing curtains to the discussion of international cricket and to the what could be the case. One arena Rohit has shone better than the most is the Indian Premier League (IPL). Having been a part of the cash-rich league since its inception in 2008, Rohit has not only been consistent but has grown in stature. From a lower middle-order batsman to dictating terms at the top, Rohit has featured in 136 IPL games so far, in a career spanning over eight years. Dear Rohit Sharma, shine on!

He has led Mumbai Indians (MI) to two IPL glories and as a player won the title with Deccan Chargers in 2009. His efforts have mostly translated into his side’s wins and even in the ongoing edition, whenever Rohit spoke with the willow, MI seemed to be cruising home comfortably.

It is safe to call him an IPL legend and on his 29th birthday, let us have a look at his IPL journey.

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(Suvajit Mustafi consumes cricket for lunch, fiction for dinner and munches numerous other snacks throughout the day. Yes, a jack of several trades, all Suvajit dreamt of was being India’s World Cup winning skipper but ended up being a sports writer, author, screenwriter, director, copywriter, graphic designer, sportsmarketer , strategist, entrepreneur,  philosopher and traveller. Donning so many hats, it’s cricket which gives him the ultimate high and where he finds solace. He can be followed at @RibsGully and rivu7)