Hitting sixes is not something everyone can do with ease. Not everyone can score double hundreds, either. Also, there are only a few who can master the pull shot. And not everyone can smash five hundreds in an ICC tournament.
But there’s someone who has been doing all these things ever since he started wearing the blue.
Yes, it’s none other than the Hitman- Rohit sharma.
It was the T20 World Cup 2007, India were 33 for three down with Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, and Dinesh Karthik in the dressing room courtesy- the African pace attack. Then came a 20-year-old, local boy from Mumbai, Rohit Sharma. Against the likes of Pollock, Ntini, the Morkel brothers and Philander, it was not going to be an easy task for Rohit to play his debut inning. But he had different plans as he smashed an unbeaten half-century, and the Hitman was born.
When it comes to the number of World Cup hundreds, he has equaled the record of the god himself, Sachin Tendulkar. Both the Mumbaikars have smashed six hundreds in the big ICC event.
Not to forget, the man has three double tons to his name and has a record of highest score in an ODI innings i.e. 264 which came against Sri Lanka.
Rohit started his cricket career as an off-spinner, but his coach asked him to focus on batting. And why not? Where did we get him from then? But his off-break skills never really died, as he also had a hat-trick while playing for the Deccan Chargers in the IPL.
And guess what?
This man has trophy luck too. As the captain of the Mumbai Indians in the IPL, Rohit has managed to win the title five times, which is the most by any team. Looking at the ODI World Cup this year and even the World Test Championship, we need his ability to stay calm under pressure and excellent batsmanship to enable India to see the light eventually.