Happy Birthday Rohit Sharma: The senior Indian cricketer has been receiving heartening birthday wishes since midnight.
India white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma is celebrating his 34th birthday today. Currently leading defending champions Mumbai Indians in the ongoing 14th season of the Indian Premier League, Sharma must be enjoying the occasion as his team returned to winning ways via a 7-wicket victory against Rajasthan Royals at Arun Jaitley Stadium yesterday.
In 376 matches across formats at the highest level in his 14-year career, Sharma has amassed 14,684 runs at an average and strike rate of 44.22 and 86.92 respectively. Sharma, who also has a combined total of 40 centuries and 77 half-centuries, is unequivocally a modern-day great in white-ball cricket.
Sharma’s stock rose to another level once he started opening the batting for India. Having first opened the batting in a T20I in 2009, it was only four years later when he was given an extended run at the top or the order.
In 236 innings across formats as an opening batsman, Sharma’s 10,672 runs have come at an average and strike rate of 49.63 and 95.65 respectively. It is worth mentioning that 35 out of Sharma’s 40 international centuries have come at the top of the order.
Most successful captain in the IPL, Sharma has led Mumbai to five titles – a feat no other captain has achieved till date. Having scored 5,445 runs in 201 IPL innings at 31.47 and 130.41, Sharma is the fifth-highest run-scorer in the biggest T20 league around the world.
Happy Birthday Rohit Sharma
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 30, 2021
: Rohit Sharma
– : Hitman
: More than we can count
: Just a number
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) April 29, 2021
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) April 30, 2021
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) April 30, 2021
Setting the stage on fire whenever and wherever he walks in – the name is Ro-HIT Sharma
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 29, 2021
Your extraordinary connection between bat and ball is something that everyone loves and enjoys to watch while you are playing at the ground. Play and create many more records . Happy birthday brother @ImRo45 #HappyBirthdayRohitSharma #HappyBirthdayRohit #HitmanDay pic.twitter.com/k6VcDizSgz
— Khaleel Ahmed (@imK_Ahmed13) April 30, 2021
3 ODI double s
5 IPL as captain
Master of the pull shot
— 100MB (@100MasterBlastr) April 30, 2021
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) April 30, 2021
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) April 30, 2021
Happy birthday Sham. May you keep inspiring us all and be the great fun-loving humble family guy like always!
— DK (@DineshKarthik) April 30, 2021
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) April 30, 2021
— Wear a Mask. Stay Safe, India (@cricketaakash) April 30, 2021
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