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What a journey it has been: India captain Rohit Sharma completes 15 years of international cricket


Rohit Sharma made his ODI debut against Ireland at Belfast in 2007. Since then, Rohit has played 230 ODIs, 125 T20Is and 45 Tests, scoring 15,733 runs across all formats for India.

Rohit Sharma during the 2021 T20 World Cup in UAE. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rohit Sharma made his ODI debut against Ireland in 2007
  • BCCI appointed Rohit Sharma as India’s T20I and ODI captain last year
  • Rohit Sharma was named India Test captain earlier this year

India captain Rohit Sharma on Thursday completed his 15 years of international cricket and said that he will cherish this journey for the rest of his life.

The 35-year-old made his ODI debut against Ireland at Belfast in 2007. Since then, Rohit has played 230 ODIs, 125 T20Is and 45 Tests, scoring 15,733 runs across all formats for India.

On completing his 15 years in his favourite jersey, Rohit in a post said: “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,” he added.

Rohit was handed India’s captaincy in all formats after Virat Kohli stepped down as T20I captain and was sacked as ODI skipper last year. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also named Rohit as Test captain after Kohli relinquished the role earlier this year following India’s defeat against South Africa.

The BCCI rested Rohit for the home series against South Africa, which the teams drew after the fifth T20I was washed away in Bengaluru. Rohit will return to lead India in the upcoming fifth Test against England in Birmingham.

The Test match, which is part of India tour of England 2021, was postponed last year due to Covid-19 pandemic. The fifth Test will begin on July 1.





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