Rohit Sharma hits new Indian cricket milestone

Indian batter Rohit Sharma took to social media to share a heart warming message on completing 15 years in international cricket.

"Hello everyone, Today I will be completing 15 years of international cricket since I made my debut for India. What a journey it has been, surely one that I will 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 to 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. Thanking you, RS," said the star Indian batter in his message.

Rohit Sharma has completed his 15 years in international cricket for India. He made his ODI debut for the national side on this day in 2007 against Ireland in Belfast.

Though he did not get an opportunity to bat in that match, he would go on to become a mainstay of Indian batting in the coming years.

In 230 ODI games, Sharma has scored 9,283 runs. He won the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year Award in 2019.

In 45 Tests, Sharma has scored 3,137 runs. Eight centuries and 14 half-centuries have come out of Sharma's bat in the longest format of the game.

In the T20I format, Sharma has featured in 125 games for India. He has scored 3,313 runs in the shortest format of the game. He is part of the 2007 T20 World Cup-winning team.

He was also named among Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year in their 2022 edition. In the same year, he was named India's all-format captain.

(ANI)

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