One of India’s most celebrated Cricketers and arguably one of the greatest white-ball players – Rohit Sharma has had an interesting journey to the top. After starting out his career with a brief success in 2007, injuries and lean returns continuously kept him at the front of media scrutiny. But in an inspiring move in 2013, Indian team management sent in Rohit Sharma to open the innings in Champions Trophy. Since then, he hasn’t looked back and has piled on records after another at International circuit. He was in peak form during the ICC World Cup in 2019 when he slammed a record 5 tons in the single edition of an ICC tournament.
|Date of Birth||30th April 1987|
|Auction Price||INR 15 Cr|
Slightly different from International Cricket, Rohit Sharma has always remained a consistent performer in IPL. He started his IPL career with Deccan Chargers during the first 3 seasons before moving to his home team of Mumbai Indians in 2011. He has played crucial innings at many important junctures on more than one occasion for both the teams. In a total of 207 matches, he has 5480 IPL runs against his name at an average of 31.49 and a SR of 130.50 in IPL cricket.
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Being an important cog in Mumbai Indians’ wheels ever since he became Captain, Rohit Sharma rightly gets his due when it comes to IPL salary. He was retained by Mumbai Indians before the mega Auctions in 2014 & 2018. His current IPL price is INR 15 Cr, which he gets annually from the franchise. He is the third highest in terms of IPL salary in this IPL 2021 after Virat Kohli and Pat Cummins. This income is in addition to the winning bonuses that Mumbai Indians pay to all the players and Individual performance awards that player gets in each IPL game.
Rohit Sharma started his IPL career with Deccan Chargers when they bought him the inaugural IPL Auction in 2008. This was shortly after his successful International debut with team India. He continued his form in IPL and gave decent performances for them during 2008 to 2010 seasons. He was also part of IPL winning squad in 2009 season. In 2011, Mumbai Indians outgunned everyone to take this Mumbai boy home. He has been with them ever since and has produced a magic of his own around the franchise.
As mentioned earlier, Rohit Sharma won his first IPL title with Deccan Chargers in IPL 2009. This edition took place in South Africa and Rohit Sharma even produced some of his brilliant innings with the bat there. After joining Mumbai Indians in 2011, Rohit Sharma was handed over the captaincy role in a couple of years’ time. After taking over captaincy mid-season in 2013, he took Mumbai Indians all the way and gave them their first title in his first stint only. After that Mumbai Indians have won silverwares pretty regularly under Rohit Sharma. He has won IPL titles in 2015, 2017, 2019 & 2020. With a total of 5 IPL titles, Mumbai Indians will be looking to complete the Hat-trick of IPL titles in IPL 2021.
Rohit Sharma is 34 years old as on date. He was born on 30th April 1987 in Nagpur, Maharashtra. Looking at his current form and fitness, he can definitely continue on and play for another 2-3 years if not more. His main target would be to play in the home World Cup in 2023. Before that, there are two T20 World cups in consecutive years also. Apart from that, he would be willing to leave lasting impressions on the Test tours of England and South Africa. There are still some question marks over his credentials in the longest format of the game.
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No, Rohit Sharma is not retired from any forms of the game as on date. He is just 34 years old and would be looking to play for another couple of years at least. Rohit Sharma is part of the all three forms teams for India and also plays for Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League. He already has many records to his name and would be hopeful of achieving even more silverware from remainder of his career.
It would be an understatement to say that Rohit Sharma is a Good player. He is an all-time great of Indian cricket and his records speak for himself. In his most dominant format – ODIs, he has 9205 runs from 220 innings at an average of 48.96 and at a SR of 88.90. In T20 cricket, he has scored a total of 9315 runs at an average of 32.12 and a SR of 133.43. In Test Cricket, his returns were bit inconsistent but has started to find his rhythm in recent times. Before the England series in 2021, he has 2679 runs with an average of 46.18 from 66 Innings.
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