Team India captain Rohit Sharma shared a special message on social media to mark the completion of 15 years in international cricket. He described his journey as one he will cherish for the rest of his life and thanked everyone from fans to critics.
Rohit made his international debut on 23 June 2007 in an ODI against Ireland in Belfast. He didn’t get a chance to hit as Sourav Ganguly (73*) and Gautam Gambhir (80*) sparkled in a 171 chase.
Rohit took his official social media handles on Wednesday and shared a heartfelt post, writing:
“Today I complete 15 years of international cricket since I made my debut for India. What a journey it was, certainly one that I will cherish for the rest of my life.”
He expressed his gratitude to everyone who played a part in his rise as a cricketer, adding:
“I want to thank everyone who has been part of this journey and a special thank you to the people who have helped me become the player I am today. To all cricket fans, fans and critics, your love and support for the team is what helps us get over the hurdles we all inevitably face.”
The 35-year-old is currently with the Indian squad in the United Kingdom. He will lead the team in the rescheduled Test against England in Birmingham, as well as subsequent white-ball matches.
Sunil Gavaskar chooses defining moment in Rohit Sharma’s career
While Rohit has delivered many incredible feats in international cricket, according to Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar, last year’s Test 100 against England at The Oval was the defining moment of his career.
The barrel at The Oval was Rohit’s first century in overseas testing. Gavaskar said on the ‘Architects of White’ docu-series on SONY LIV:
“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 you get abroad determine your place in the pantheon of the greats. . “
In a glorious career, Rohit has competed in 45 Tests, 230 ODIs and 125 T20Is, scoring a total of 15,733 international runs. He is the only batter to hit three double hundreds in one day cricket.
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