One of Indian cricket’s modern-day greats, Rohit Sharma had been celebrating his birthday in the middle of high-octane Indian Premier League seasons over the last 12 years. In the recent past, the special day for the Mumbai Indians captain came as a breather amid the high-pressure situations in the T20 league.
However, in 2020, Rohit Sharma is celebrating his birthday not with his Mumbai Indians teammates but his family as the IPL 2020 season has been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In the time away from the competitive action, Rohit has got a rare opportunity to celebrate his 33rd birthday at home, with wife Ritika Sajdeh and daughter Samaira.
Rohit Sharma made his India debut as early as 2007. Even though the Mumbai batsman came up with some memorable performances in the nascent stages of his international career, his journey took a big turn when he was asked to open for India in 2013.
Rohit Sharma grabbed the opportunity that came his way with both hands and made an immediate impact in India’s winning-campaign in the 2013 Champions Trophy. Ever since there has been no-stopping Rohit. From one of the most criticised cricketers to becoming one of the most consistent players, the ‘Hitman’ has evolved into a modern-day great.
Rohit Sharma is the only cricketer on the planet to have hit 3 double hundreds in ODI cricket. He has been hitting Daddy Hundreds at will in the 50-over format of the game.
2019 was a major milestone in Rohit Sharma’s international career. At the 2019 World Cup, Rohit made sure the world watched his exploits in awe. With a record-breaking tally of 5 hundreds, Rohit scored 648 runs in 9 matches before India crashed out in the semi-final of the quadrennial tournament.
As Rohit Sharma mentions, it was a fine personal campaign in England even though the team imploded in the crucial semi-final against New Zealand.
Despite all his achievements in the limited-overs format of the game, Rohit Sharma’s Test career had been an enigma. But that changed in 2019 when he established himself in the longest form of the game as well. Rohit had shown glimpses of excellence in the Test format but the Mumbai batsman stamped his authority when he was asked to open for India in 2019.