|Posted by anccricket on October 21, 2008 at 12:48 AM|
Full name Rohit Gurunath Sharma
Born April 30, 1987, Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra
Major teams India, Deccan Chargers, India A, India Green, India Under-19s, Mumbai, Mumbai Cricket Association President's XI, Mumbai Indians, Mumbai Under-19s
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
In December 2009, Sharma scored a triple century in the Ranji Trophy and was recalled to the ODI team for the tri-nations tournament in Bangladesh as Tendulkar was being rested.He started international playing career at the age of 20.He made his Ranji Trophy debut for his First-class side Mumbai in the 2006/2007 season. He scored 205 off 267 balls in the match against Gujarat.Sharma made his List A debut for West Zone against Central Zone in the Deodhar Trophy in March 2006, at Gwalior.
It was his unbeaten innings of 142 in 123 balls against North Zone at Udaipur in the same tournament, that brought him into the limelight.He scored his maiden ODI century (114) against Zimbabwe on May 28, 2010. He followed it up with another century in the next match of the tri-series against Sri Lanka on May 30, 2010 by scoring 101 not out.He was one of the leading run scorers in the 2008 IPL (Indian Premier League) season with 404 runs at an average of 36.72.