Here’s all you need to know about Hitman Rohit Sharma centuries…
“Don’t change the channel when Rohit Sharma walks out to bat, because, by the time you change it back, he‘d be long gone” – Ravi Shastri comments on Ro’hit’ Sharma.
Hitman, he’s called and rightly so. In the last decade or so there is no one close to Rohit Sharma when it comes to hitting capabilities. When he gets going, he is definitely a nightmare for the bowlers. And what a match-winner Rohit Sharma has proved to be! Along with Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli, Sharma has won many matches for India.
If one decides to list down glorious achievements in Sharma’s career, his performance in the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup will definitely be written in golden words. He scored 5 centuries in a single World Cup, and now he jointly holds the record for most centuries in the world cups with the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.
As they say, any man’s greatness has to be appended with his deeds. Let’s get the motley facts of Rohit Sharma’s achievements together under the umbrella of his centuries in International cricket.
Rohit Sharma in ODIs
Three double centuries to begin with! A format where batsmen cherish scoring a century, Rohit Sharma has elevated that benchmark to double-century. And that is why he is the most dangerous player when he settles down.
Rohit made his debut in ODI cricket in India vs Ireland on 23rd June 2007. Till date, Rohit has played 218 ODIS and is also the vice-captain of team India. As the captain in Virat Kohli’s absence, Rohit Sharma led India to the Asia Cup title in 2018.
Rohit Sharma’s first century came against Zimbabwe. He scored 114 in 119 balls pushing India to 285 at the end of 50 overs. But India lost the match as Zimbabwe chased the target in 48.2 overs with 6 wickets in hand.
All the regular players had been rested for this particular triangular series between India, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
Highest ODI score
On 13th November 2014, the crowd at Eden Gardens, Kolkata witnessed what we can say a carnage from Rohit Sharma. In the 4th ODI against Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma plundered the Sri Lankan bowling unit and scored 264 runs in 173 balls.
His inning included 33 fours and 9 sixes! And what if I say that the entire Sri Lankan team were bowled out at a score less than Rohit’s score? Yes! Sri Lanka were bowled out at 251; thirteen runs short of that match’s top scorer, Rohit Sharma.
Rohit Sharma has three double centuries under his belt currently. Two against Sri Lanka and one against Australia.
In all, Rohit Sharma has 27 ODI centuries in 218 matches he has played. Out of those 27, Rohit got % centuries in the 2019 World Cup itself.
Rohit Sharma centuries in Tests
The journey for Rohit Sharma in tests has not been as easy as in ODIs. He had to wait a great deal of time to see himself in the test squad.
Rohit Sharma debuted against the West Indies on November 6, 2013, at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. And what a mighty debut it was. With all the top-order batsman falling prey to West Indies spin attack, Rohit took the fight head-on scoring 177 in his debut match. He along with Ravichandran Ashwin added 280 runs for the seventh wicket.
At one stage India were tottering at 156 for 6, credits to Sharma and Ashwin, India reached a mammoth total of 453. West Indies never really came back in the game. He was awarded the Man of the Match for his performance.
His second test century came in the very same series, but it was quite an emotional one. The match saw the God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar bid adieu to international cricket. It brought generations together on the TV screens that day and thus Rohit’s century in that test was a very fine memory for him as well as all the Indians.
Highest Test score
Rohit scored 212 runs against South Africa in the 3rd test of South Africa’s tour of India played at Ranchi. This knock of 212 apparently happens to be his test score as of date.
In 30 test matches Rohit has played, he has amassed 2114 runs with 6 centuries and 10 fifties.
Rohit Sharma in the T20Is
In T20Is, Rohit Sharma is definitely the backbone of the Indian batting unit. And he has been consistent over the years which has helped India win many matches. Rohit Sharma was also part of the Twenty20 World Cup-winning squad in 2007.
He was a vital cog in the middle order then and now a dependent opener whose start matters the most for the Indian side. The ICC Twenty20 World Cup match between India and England on September 19, 2007, saw Rohit make his debut in the format.
Though he never got to bat in that game, the show was completely stolen by Yuvraj Singh who hit Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over. In the very next match against South Africa, Sharma scored an unbeaten 50 to steer India to 153.
Indian bowling unit proved to be very difficult for the South African batting unit, and thus, India won the match comfortably by 37 runs. Rohit received his first Man of the Match for his performance.
Rohit scored 118 in 43 balls in a T20I match against Sri Lanka on 22nd December 2017 at Indore. Apart from Rohit making his highest T20 score, the match saw India post its highest-ever T20 total. India set Sri Lanka a target of 261 in 20 overs!
Rohit Sharma has 4 T20I centuries till date, the most by any player in this format.
Rohit Sharma in the Indian Premier League
Rohit Sharma is amongst the most successful captain in the Indian Premier League. As a captain of Mumbai Indians, he has led the side to 4 IPL titles, the years being 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Mumbai Indians has been considered as the most formidable side in the Indian Premier League.
Rohit made his IPL debut for Deccan Chargers against Kolkata Knight Riders on 20th April 2008. Rohit Sharma has been a part of the IPL since the very first edition in 2008. He played for the Chargers in the first three seasons of IPL.
Since 2011 Rohit has been an integral part of the Mumbai Indians. He was assigned the captaincy with two games into the 2013 IPL edition and he proved his mantle by taking the Mumbai Indians to the title. In the same year, Mumbai Indians also lifted the Champions League T20 title.
Highest score in IPL
Rohit Sharma struck his highest IPL score of 109 against Kolkata Knight Riders while playing for Mumbai Indians in the 2012 season. He scored 109 in 60 balls.
Rohit Sharma has only one century in the 188 matches he played in the Indian Premier League.
That’s all we have today, a sneak-peek into the Hitman’s centuries.
Rohit Sharma: ODI Centuries
|1||114||119||Zimbabwe||95.79||Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo||Lost|
|2||101*||100||Sri Lanka||101||Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo||Won|
|3||141*||123||Australia||114.63||Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur||Won|
|4||209||158||Australia||132.27||M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore||Won|
|5||264||173||Sri Lanka||152.6||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||Won|
|6||138||139||Australia||99.28||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||Lost|
|7||137||126||Bangladesh||108.73||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne||Won|
|8||150||133||South Africa||112.78||Green Park Stadium, Kanpur||Lost|
|9||171*||163||Australia||104.9||WACA Ground, Perth||Lost|
|10||124||127||Australia||97.63||The Gabba, Brisbane||Lost|
|11||123*||129||Bangladesh||95.34||Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham||Won|
|12||124*||145||Sri Lanka||85.51||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele||Won|
|13||104||88||Sri Lanka||118.18||R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo||Won|
|14||125||109||Australia||114.67||Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium Nagpur||Won|
|15||147||138||New Zealand||106.52||Green Park Stadium, Kanpur||Won|
|16||208*||153||Sri Lanka||135.94||Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali||Won|
|17||115||126||South Africa||91.26||St. George's Park, Port Elizabeth||Won|
|18||137*||114||England||120.17||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||Won|
|19||111*||119||Pakistan||93.27||Dubai Cricket Stadium, Dubai||Won|
|20||152*||117||West Indies||129.58||ACA Stadium, Guwahati||Won|
|21||162||137||West Indies||118.25||Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai||Won|
|22||133||129||Australia||103.1||Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney||Lost|
|23||122*||144||South Africa||85.1||Rose Bowl, Southampton||Won|
|24||140||113||Pakistan||123.89||Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester||Won|
|25||102||109||England||93.57||Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham||Lost|
|26||104||92||Bangladesh||113.04||Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham||Won|
|27||103||94||Sri Lanka||109.57||Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds||Won|
Rohit Sharma: Test Centuries
|1||177||301||West Indies||Eden Gardens, Kolkata||Won|
|2||111*||127||West Indies||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai||Won|
|3||102*||160||Sri Lanka||Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur||Won|
|4||176||244||South Africa||Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium, Vishakhapatnam||Won|
|5||127||149||South Africa||Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium, Vishakhapatnam||Won|
|6||212||255||South Africa||JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi||Won|
Rohit Sharma: T20I Centuries
|1||106||66||South Africa||160.6||HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala||Lost|
|2||118||43||Sri Lanka||274.41||Holkar Stadium, Indore||Won|
|3||100*||56||England||178.57||Bristol County Ground, Bristol||Won|
|4||111*||61||West Indies||181.96||Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cricket Stadium, Lucknow||Won|