(4 out of 5 based on 14 Ratings)
Rohit Sharma Biography
•Full Name- Rohit Gurunath Sharma
•Born- 30th April,1987 at Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra
•Debut(ODI)- Against Ireland, Belfast 23rd June, 2007
•Debut (T20)- Against England at Durban,19th September 2007
•Teams Played- India, Deccan Chargers, India A, India Green, India under-19 Mumbai, Mumbai Board Presidents’ XI
• Batting style – Right hand batsman
•Bowling Discipline- Right Arm off break Bowler
Rohit Sharma has been in and out of the Indian cricket team for various reasons however the selectors have invested a strong faith in the youngster’s capabilities. Many at time there have been serious doubts about his talent as he has been able to consolidate this faith in terms of performances. While many term him as a probable fixture of India’s team for the future the youngster still hasn’t made a considerable mark in the game as far as performance is concerned. However he does have the prowess and the proclivity of performing on the stage when it matters the most but has lacked on being on the dot in terms of consistency.
Early life- Rohit Sharma’s early life, he was born in Nagpur; however his family shifted to the city for Mumbai for his schooling. The youngster attended the Our Lady of Good Health School in Borivali. However his talent was quickly identified by a Cricket coach and he was advised to join Swami Vivekananda School at Kandivali. The youngster developed a keen and insatiable interest for the game. He practiced rigorously on off days and on Sundays under the able guidance of Vasu Paranjpe. A practice that continues even to this day as he is seen on Shivaji Park, when he is not on national duty and playing domestic cricket.
CAREER- The main feature of Rohit Sharma as a cricket his stylish batting, cool temperament and reflexes on the field and his batting technique in Batting. Sharma made his List A debut and with the Deodar Trophy and made an unbeaten 143 of 123 balls. He followed this with performances in the India A team and was named in the 30 member Challenger Series. He also contributed with performances against teams in the performances. A particular performance was 205 out of 267 balls against Gujarat.
He came to limelight with his performance in Under 19. However his CB Series final innings of 66 in the final . Despite his lack of consistency he was part of the world cup winning team. He was selected for test matches but persistent injury has prevented him from making a debut in matches. However he returned back with a performance in 2011 series against West Indies when finally his performance started matching his praise that have been heaped on him but yet to make a big impression. He also contributed well in terms of IPL both for the Deccan Chargers and his present team Mumbai Indians.
CRITICISM AND CONTROVESRY- His inability to deliver at the best stage is still one criticism. His inability to convert his prolific performances in domestic cricket to International Cricket is one of his criticisms. While some say that his performances have been hyped his batting and efforts of late have been to improve his stats.
50 of 40 balls against South Africa at Kings mead Durban 2007 T20 WC
Single handled steered the team to a win and ensured competitiveness to the score. India was able to reach the semifinal of the tournament.
101 Against Sri Lanka at Zimbabwe 2010.
Performances that mattered at the right time and obviously he his efforts saw his team ahead.
66 against Australia CB series final
Probably one of his best and most memorable performances in India color. It was against Australia on a tough wicket to bat on. He kept his cool and temperament and was instrumental in enabling india’s win and the team went on to win first final in 23 years.
Strike Rate- 78.20
Strike Rate- 126.96