New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: The maverick of Indian ODI team -- Rohit Sharma -- turned 33 on Thursday. Indian Cricket’s illustrious history in 2010s has been embedded by the 22-yard marvels from this Mumbai boy – three ODI double centuries; 209 vs. Australia in Bengaluru, 264 vs. Sri Lanka in Kolkata and 208 vs. Sri Lanka again in Mohali – which has went on to redefine the dynamics of run-making process in One Day International fixtures.

The months of (IPL) Indian Premier League are overwhelmed by the lockdown driven COVID-19 times, and therefore Rohit is spending his birthday at home amid mild celebrations with his family – with wife Ritika Sajdeh and daughter Samaira.

The BCCI wished its ‘hitman’ a very happy birthday while sharing a throwback legendary moment from Opener Batsman’s favorite hunting ground – Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.

Rohit Sharma made his International debut in 2007 against Ireland. However, after some inconsistent moments of glory, his spirits shone up once he started to open for India from 2013 onward and left a fine imprint in India's victory in the 2013 Champions Trophy.

Then onward, there’s no look back, and from being criticized for his inconsistencies to roared upon by ‘RO-HIT’ calls from a 50,000 huge crowd in stadiums across India and the world – Rohit’s journey has been extraordinarily exceptional and terrifically entertaining.

2019 was the finest period in Rohit Sharma's career. At the 2019 ICC World Cup, Rohit scored a stint of record-breaking 648 runs with 5 centuries in 9 matches before India crashed out in the semi-final of the tournament.

Sharma is the only cricketer on the planet to have hit 3 double hundreds in ODI fixtures. When it comes to the T20 cricket, Rohit is an undisputed champ and an exceptional one at that. The Mumbai Indians opener is the most successful captain in the IPL with 4 titles in its kitty. 

Posted By: Talib Khan