Born on April 30, 1987, Rohit Gurunath Sharma is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler who plays for Mumbai in domestic cricket. He is the captain of the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. He scored back to back centuries in the One Day International of the ongoing Tour of Australia.
Having started his international career at the age of 20, Sharma quickly came to be pegged by many analysts as a permanent fixture in the Indian cricket team in the next decade. In 2013, he started playing as an opening batsman for India ODI team, and performed consistently. He scored consecutive centuries in his first two Test matches against the West Indies in November 2013, scoring 177 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on debut, followed by a score of 111* in the next Test at the Wankhede Stadium in India. He played 108 ODIs before playing his maiden Test.
Rohit Sharma was first selected for the limited-overs matches on India’s tour to Ireland in 2007. He made his One Day International debut against Ireland at Belfast, although he did not bat in the match.
Rohit Sharma eventually made his mark on the international stage on 20 Septesssssmber 2007, when he led India to victory by scoring an unbeaten 50 (which came off 40 deliveries) against South Africa in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. The win reserved India a berth in the semifinals of the tournament. At one stage India were 61–4, but his partnership of 85 runs with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni helped India to post a total of 153/5. He was eventually declared Man of the Match. Sharma then proceeded to score 30 runs off 16 balls in the final against Pakistan.
Identify the Player:
Questions of this week:
1. By which margin India lost to Australia in the 4th ODI of the ongoing Series?
2. Who is the general secretary of the J&K Baseball Association?
3. Who was awarded Man of the Match in 3rd ODI of the India-Australia Series?
4. Which Country will host ICC U-19 World Cup?
5. Who is Ajay Shirke?
Answers of the last week:
1.MCA 2. — 3. Rohit Sharma 4. RCC Srinagar & Sarveshwar Cricket Club 5. Former Indian off-spinner.
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