After a longer-than-expected wait for his Test debut, Rohit made back-to-back centuries in his first two games during Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell series against West Indies in November 2013.
He struggled in the following tours of South Africa and New Zealand, though, raising questions over whether he can transfer his prodigious limited-overs talent to the long game.
As for that short-format skill, there was little, if any, doubt left after his blistering world-record score of 264 off 173 balls versus Sri Lanka in November 2014, which included 33 fours and nine sixes.
Alongside breaking several records, it was also Rohit’s second double-hundred in ODI cricket, having scored 209 against Australia in November 2013.
Full Name: Rohit Sharma
Born: April 30 1987 , Nagpur
Other teams: Deccan Chargers, India A, India Green, India Under-19s, Mumbai, Mumbai Cricket Association President’s XI, Mumbai Indians, Mumbai Under-19s
Test debut: India v West Indies, Kolkata, Nov 6-8 2013
ODI debut: Ireland v India, Belfast, Jun 23 2007
T20 debut: England v India, Durban, Sept 19 2007
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm offbreak