Rohit Sharma


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ICC Champions Trophy 2017

India vs Pakistan FINAL

Sunday 18 June 17 @ The Oval
Match scheduled to begin at 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT)



Rohit Sharma

Rohit SharmaRohit Gurunath Sharma (born 30 April 1987, in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra) is an Indian cricketer. Sharma is a right-handed middle-order batsman and occasional right-arm offbreak bowler. Having started his international playing career at the age of 20, Sharma quickly exhibited his athletic fielding and cool temperament to compliment his solid batting technique. He is pegged by many analysts to be a permanent fixture on the Indian cricket team in the next decade.
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.
Sharma eventually made his mark at the international stage on 20 September 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.
Sharma scored his maiden ODI half-century against Pakistan, at Jaipur on 18 November 2007 and was selected as part of India's 16-man squad for the CB series in Australia. Here, he scored 235 runs at an average of 33.57 with 2 fifties, including his score of 66 in the 1st final at Sydney.
Sharma was signed up by the Deccan Chargers franchise for a sum of US$ 750,000 a year. He was one of the leading run scorers in the 2008 IPL season with 404 runs at an average of 36.72. He also held the coveted Orange Cap for a brief period.

 
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.
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

 Career statistics
 
Test debut  Nil
ODI debut  Ireland v India at Belfast, Jun 23, 2007
Twenty20 debut  England v India at Durban, Sep 19, 2007

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