2019 was a great year for cricket and particularly for one man – Rohit Sharma. The year saw him break several records and set new milestones. Born on 30 April 1987 in Nagpur Rohit, Gurunath Sharma had a rough start in life as he couldn’t live with his parents due to their low income and so lived with his grandparents. He joined the cricket academy in 1999.
At first he stared off as an off spinner and then later became to be the aggressive batsman we know today. Debuting in ODI cricket in June 2007 but he got his maiden half century on the18th of November against Pakistan. After the Commonwealth Bank Series things took a turn for the worse and the crowd didn’t see him until the December 2009 after his triple century in the Ranji Trophy.
He scored his maiden century on 28th May 2010 against Zimbabwe but due to poor performance in the following matches he was left out of the 2011 world cup squad. He made his comeback after the historic world cup win for India but this was short lived. His loss of form in 2012 was disastrous but MS Dhoni showed faith in him and promoted him to the opener’s position for the ICC Champions Trophy with Shikhar Dhawan. The duo turned out to be a great combination and India ended up winning the tournament. After that there was no turning back for him. He went on to score his famous 200s and kept on setting records. But 2019 was the year of the Hitman. He registered the record-breaking World Cup 2019 with his five centuries.
Rohit Sharma has grabbed three tons in four matches at the time of Test match series against Team South Africa when he was asked to bat up the order. At the end of the year, Rohit Sharma has gained most runs like 1490, including 7 centuries, 13 fifty-plus scores, and 146 fours in the ODI format. Rohit has also achieved three International centuries more than any other cricketer in the year 2019 and has 13 fewer runs than India Team Skipper, Virat Kohli.