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Rohit Sharma’s Centuries

Rohit Sharma’s Centuries

Rohit Sharma was born on 30 April 1987 in Nagpur, Maharashtra. The right-hander started to show glimpses of his talent since early childhood and was seen as someone who could carve his name in history among the legends of cricket. Since his teenage days, Rohit Sharma was often touted as the most talented player of his generation. The player represented Mumbai in the domestic arena and caught the eyes of selectors with his flawless performances in the middle order. Sharma was seen as an all-rounding prospect with his off-spin causing ripples demonstrated in the domestic circuit.

Rohit Sharma finally made his presence felt in the international arena when he was included in the 15-member Indian squad for the T20 World Cup in 2007. Sharma stunned the world with his maturity and effortless batting as he played an important role in India’s World Cup win. After the World Cup, Rohit Sharma struggled in his initial days as a batsman however the management retained him in the side, pertaining to his exceptional qualities. Things turned in his favour when Sharma was promoted up the order to open the innings along with Shikhar Dhawan. Since then, Rohit Sharma hasn’t looked back and has engraved his name as one of the greatest openers in world cricket. Rohit Sharma is known for playing explosive high-scoring knocks.

The highest individual score in one day cricket is his achievement and he remains the only batsman to reach the coveted score of over 200 thrice in his international career. Rohit Sharma has scored many centuries throughout his inspiring career. Let us take a look at all of his three-figure marks.

ODI Centuries  

Rohit Sharma made his ODI debut against Ireland on 23 June 2007. The right-hander played in the middle order and could not stand out in a star-studded Indian side. Sharma’s first international century came on 28 May 2010 against Zimbabwe. The Mumbaikar scored 114 runs at a strike rate of 95.79. He scored his 2nd century in the very next match and finally started to justify the much-talked-about talent. He had to wait three years for his next century. However, after being promoted to the opening slot, centuries for Rohit Sharma became a much more frequent achievement.

Rohit Sharma mesmerised the crowd present at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore when he scored a scintillating 209 against the Aussies. He became the third Indian batsman to score a double century in One Day Internationals. The Indian batsman didn’t stop there and haunted the same team again next year when he scored 264 runs which until today has remained the highest individual score in one-day cricket. Sharma toyed with the bowling attack of Australia and earned the nickname ‘Hitman’ because of his terrific performance.

Sharma who has played 224 ODIs to date has 29 centuries under his belt and looks set for a dozen more if he follows the same path in his career. Rohit Sharma also boasts three triple hundreds in one-dayers.

Below you can find a complete list of his centuries scored in One Day Internationals.

No. Score Opposition
1 114 Zimbabwe
2 101* Sri Lanka
3 141* Australia
4 209 Australia
5 264 Sri Lanka
6 138 Australia
7 137 Bangladesh
8 150 South Africa
9 171* Australia
10 124 Australia
11 123* Bangladesh
12 124* Sri Lanka
13 104 Sri Lanka
14 125 Australia
15 147 New Zealand
16 208* Sri Lanka
17 115 South Africa
18 137* England
19 111* Pakistan
20 152* West Indies
21 162 West Indies
22 133 Australia
23 122* South Africa
24 140 Pakistan
25 102 England
26 104 Bangladesh
27 103 Sri Lanka
28 159 West Indies
29 119 Australia

 

T20 Internationals

Rohit Sharma first made a name for himself in the ODI format. He was part of the Indian squad that travelled without any regular heavyweights to participate in the T20 World Cup. No one placed any expectations on the Indian side as the team consisted of several players with no experience in international cricket. Rohit Sharma was one such player.

Sharma made his debut against England on 19 September 2007. His debut was overshadowed by Yuvraj Singh who slammed six sixes in the game against Broad. However, an injury to Yuvraj made the Indian chances bleak in the next game played against South Africa. That was where Rohit Sharma grabbed his opportunity with both hands and played a sensational knock against the Proteas. He proved to be a hero. Similar to ODIS, he moved to the opening position in T20s after 2013 and played several sensational innings.

His first century came in 2015 against the mighty South Africans. Rohit Sharma has four centuries under his belt in T20s, a format in which batsmen have found it hard to reach the score of 50.

His second century against Sri Lanka was made at a scintillating strike rate of 274.41 which has remained the highest in the format for a century score. 

Below you can find a complete list of his centuries in T20 Internationals.

No. Score Opposition
1 106 South Africa
2 118 Sri Lanka
3 100* England
4 111* West Indies

 

Test Centuries

Test Matches have perhaps been the biggest stain on his otherwise glorious international career.  The Indian star had to wait until 2013 to get his Test debut. He played a mighty innings of 177 against the West Indies in his debut match. However, things haven’t been easy for him in red-ball cricket.

Sharma who has so far played 32 Test matches in his career has featured in the middle order for most of his career. He could manage only three centuries while batting in the middle order and was considered a failure.

However, circumstances forced the Indian management to push him to the opening slot in Test matches as well. Sharma played his first Test match as an opener on 2 October 2019. He has scored three Test centuries since then and has given a signal of a much brighter future in Test games as well. 

Below you can find a complete list of his centuries in Tests.

No. Score Opposition
1 177 West Indies
2 111* West Indies
3 102* Sri Lanka
4 176 South Africa
5 127 South Africa
6 212 South Africa

 

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