On the completion of 15 years of playing cricket for India, Rohit Sharma took to social media to share a special message. On this day 15 years ago, India skipper Rohit Sharma made his debute for India in a match against Ireland during a ODI in Belfast on June 23, 2007.
On his social media, he shared a post that read:
“Hello everyone,Today I’ll be completing 15 years of international cricket since I made my debut for India. What a journey it has been, surely one that I’ll cherish for the rest of my life.
I just want to thank everyone who has been a part of this journey and a special thanks for the people who helped me become the player that I am today.To all the cricket lovers, fans and critics your love and support for the team is what gets us over those hurdles we all inevitably come across.
See the post below:
“It should be a defining moment in his cricket career”- Sunil Gavaskar on Rohit Sharma’s 1st overseas century
Rohit has played 45 Tests of which 25 have been outside of India. He scored a total of 3137 runs in Tests, 1760 have been in India and the rest 1377 were overseas. He has only one century away from home but has more fifties (8) overseas as compared to on Indian soil (6). Until of August 2021, Rohit didn’t have a single overseas century. Rohit smashed his first hundred away from home against England, at the Oval last summer, which former India great Sunil Gavaskar thinks as a defining moment of Sharma’s career.
“It should be a defining moment in his cricket career because at the end of the day, however many runs you score at home, the number of centuries and the runs that you get overseas are the ones that decide your place in the pantheon of greats,” Gavaskar said on the docu-series ‘Architects of White’ streaming on SONY LIV.