#15YearsOfROHITism: Rohit Sharma pens down special message on completing 15 years of int'l cricket

Rohit Sharma has completed 15 years in international cricket today and celebrating his time with the national team, he pens down a special note.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma. (Image Credits/ImRo45)

New Delhi: India captain Rohit Sharma wrote a heart warming message on completing 15 years of International cricket and thanked everyone who helped him throughout his career. Taking to Twitter, Sharma wrote, "Hello everyone, Today I will be completing 15 years of international cricket since I made my debut for India. What a journey it has been, surely one that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I just want to thank everyone who has been a part of this journey and a special thanks to the people who helped me become the player that I am today. To all the cricket lovers, fans and critics your love and support for the team is what gets us over those hurdles we all inevitably come across. Thanking you, RS."

Starting his career back in 2007, Sharma has come a long way and today, he is filling the shoes of leader for the national team in all formats of the game. Rohit had primarily started off as the middle order batsman, later he was promoted as the opener under MS Dhoni.

Being an opener, Sharma's game improved manifold and he went on to become one of the greatest and most consistent batters of this generation, hitting three double centuries in ODIs, becoming the only batter to do so. He formed a highly successful opening pair with Shikhar Dhawan.

In 230 ODI games, Sharma has scored 9,283 runs at an average of 48.60. His highest score in the format is 264. He has hit 29 centuries and 44 half-centuries in the 50-over format. He won the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year Award in 2019. He is part of the team that won the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013.

In 45 Tests, Sharma has scored 3,137 runs at an average of 46.13. His best score in the format is 2012. Eight centuries and 14 half-centuries have come out of Sharma's bat in the longest format of the game.

In the T20I format, Sharma has featured in 125 games for India. He has scored 3,313 runs in the shortest format of the game at an average of 32.48. His best individual score in the format is 118. He has scored four centuries and 26 half-centuries in this format for India. He is part of the 2007 T20 World Cup-winning team.

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