Rohit Sharma will be itching to stage a comeback into the national side in ICC Champions Trophy 2017    Getty Images
Rohit Sharma will be itching to stage a comeback into the national side in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Getty Images

India‘s prolific batsman Rohit Sharma turns 30 today. The right-hander, with the highest individual ODI score, has been a mainstay in the national side’s limited-overs setup and churned out runs at will. Currently leading Mumbai Indians‘ (MI) in the tenth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017, his side has been in rollicking form winning 7 out of 9 games. Nonetheless, Rohit has been a shadow of himself with the bat so far. Cricketing fraternity and his avid fans poured their wishes for the 30-year-old. Team India member, Ravichandran Ashwin and MI’s pacer, Mitchell McClenaghan showered praises for the limited-overs specialist and wished for his success. Twitterati go berserk after Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja’s sensational feats in Gujarat Lions (GL) vs Mumbai Indians (MI) match

Rohit made his international debut in an ODI against Ireland in Belfast in 2007. He started as a middle-order batsman but struggled to keep his spot in the line-up till his promotion to the opener s slot in 2013. Ever since his shift to the top order, Rohit has been one of India s best ODI batsmen along with Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli. However, his Tests credentials are yet to peak in all cylinders and will be hopeful to turn it around in future.

Below are Rohit s statistics in all formats donning the national jersey:

Rohit Sharma M Runs HS Ave SR 100s 50s
ODIs 153 5,131 264 41.37 84.43 10 29
Tests 21 1,184 177 37.00 54.28 2 7
T20Is 62 1,364 106 31.72 129.14 1 11

Rohit first made a mark for India in ICC World T20 2007, where he scored an unbeaten 50 on debut against South Africa. He has since scored 10 more half-centuries along with a blistering hundred (against Proteas) in 62 T20Is. In the longer format, Rohit made his Test debut in 2013 against West Indies at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, and scored 177 in his very first innings. He scored another century in his second game at Mumbai, but has failed to replicate the same success going forward.

Rohit has been a part of three IPL winning sides ; leading MI to the title in 2013 and 2015 edition respectively. He has piled up 3,991 runs (30 fifties and 1 century) in the tournament history, playing for MI and Deccan Chargers across the ten editions so far.