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Interesting facts about Rohit Sharma

The Indian vice captain is well known for his exploits on field here are some of Rohit Sharma’s interesting facts.

Prashant Gautam
Last updated: 06.06.2019

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1. Rohit Sharma is the only player along with former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly to score a hundred in the knockout match of the cricket world cup. He smashed a brilliant century against Bangladesh in the Quarter Finals of the 2015 World Cup. Sharma scored 137 under extreme pressure that helped India reach the Semis of the World Cup 2015.

2. He is the only player in history of ODI cricket with 3 double hundreds. His first double hundred came against the aussies in which he made 209 at Bangalore that helped India win an intense ODI series win by 4-3.The next was an astonishing 264 against Sri lanka at Eden Garden that still remains the highest individual score in 0DI cricket. He again scored his third Double against the Lankans at Mohali in which he remained not out for 208*.

3. Rohit has Captained Mumbai Indians to 4 IPL trophies. Mumbai became champions in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019, but Rohit sharma won his first ever IPL for Deccan chargers in 2009 when the IPL was played in South Africa.


4. Rohit Sharma is the second Indian batsman after Suresh Raina to score hundreds in every format of the game.

5. Rohit has hit the most most number of sixes since the last cricket World cup, he has hit a mind boggling 130 sixes since the last edition of the world cup.

6. Rohit Sharma has the most number of 150+ scored in ODI cricket. He has so far made 6 scores above 150.

7. Rohit also score a test match hundred on debut for India. He scored a magnificent 177 against the west indies in 2013. This apparently was also the last series of the little master Sachin Tendulkar of his career.

8. He has the most runs for India in T20 internationals. He has 2,331 runs which the highest among Indian Batsman.

9. Rohit Sharma can fluently speak four different languages which are Hindi, English, Telugu and Marathi.

10.  Rohit won the Arjuna award in the year 2015. Sharma won the award for his excellence in cricket.

11. Rohit was a middle order batsman and started opening for India full time  in the opening match of the 2013 champions trophy against South Africa at Cardiff. He also was seen as an all rounder in the beginning of his career and was an off spinner. He also has an hattrick in IPL.

12. Rohit is a huge football fan, he favourite team is real madrid. His all time Favourite player is Zinedine Zidane.

13. Rohit is the only player to win the Ipl as a bachelor, Husband and father.

14. Rohit has 45 imprinted on the back of his jersey because of his mother. He wanted no. 19 initially and changed it to 45.

15. Rohit Sharma has captained India in 10 ODI games in which India has managed to win 8.

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