15 years of Hitman Rohit: Check out his Top 5 knocks in International Cricket

Rohit Sharma is one of the greatest all-format batters in the world. The India opener, who made his international debut way back in 2007, celebrates 15 years of his career today. The player took it to his Twitter handle and posted a heartfelt message.

Check out his tweet here:

Rohit Sharma is counted amongst the most destructive hitters of the cricket ball. For those of you who don’t know, Rohit Sharma is currently the highest run-getter in T20 internationals. His excellent footwork, impeccable timing, varied range of shots and tremendous batting technique put him in the front row of world cricket. He has made 41 centuries in international cricket—29 in One Day Internationals (ODI), 8 in Tests and 4 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is)—as of September 2021.

To celebrate 15 years of his International debut, let’s have a look at his biggest smashes.

1. 264(173) vs Sri Lanka- 4th ODI, 2014

Rohit’s highest score in ODI is 264 off 173 balls, which broke several records. India won the match against Sri Lanka by 153 runs and Rohit Sharma was awarded the man of the match award. This is the highest score ever made in ODI cricket and till date, this record stands.

 

2. 209(158) vs Australia- 7th ODI, 2013​

Hitman Rohit scored his first double century in this match against Australia. With a strike rate of 132, he hit 12 boundaries and 16 sixes. So far, 8 double centuries have been made in ODIs and Rohit alone has done this feat thrice.

 

3.208(153) vs Sri Lanka​- 2nd ODI, 2017

Rohit, smashed 208 runs against Sri Lanka at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on December 13, 2017. He smashed 13 fours and 12 sixes to register massive individual score which enabled India to post a huge total of 392/4. India then went on to win the match by 141 runs.

 

4. 118(43) vs Sri Lanka- 2nd T20, 2017

Striking at 274.42, Rohit Sharma scored 118 runs in just 43 balls, a knock which was laced with 12 fours and 10 sixes. Rohit Sharma took on the opposition right from the onset of his innings. He didn’t spare a singhe scored 111 runs in just 61 deliveries, a knock which was laced with 8 fours and 7 sixesle bowler and tried to send every ball out of the park.

 

5. 111*(61) vs West Indies, 2nd T20, 2018

Rohit Sharma loves batting against West Indies. His number against them is unparalleled. Over the years, he has played a number of outstanding knocks against West Indies across formats. He scored 111 runs in just 61 deliveries, a knock which was laced with 8 fours and 7 sixes.