‘Hit-Man’ Rohit Sharma Turns 35, Wishes Pour In
Mumbai: Wishes poured in for team India captain Rohit Sharma as he turned 35 today. Former skipper Virat Kohli was among the many players and fans who wished the talented batter on his special day.
He shared an Instagram story to wish Rohit and he captioned it: “Happy Birthday Rohit Sharma. God Bless.”
Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh also tweeted, “Happy birthday brotherman, this is the time to back yourself and hit it out of the park like you always have. Sending you loads of love and good wishes on your special day @ImRo45.”
Happy birthday brotherman 🎂 this is the time to back yourself and hit it out of the park like you always have 💪🏻👊🏻 Sending you loads of love and good wishes on your special day ❤️🤗 @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/kpxDGrdBem
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) April 30, 2022
“400 international matches, 15,733 international runs and going strong, only batter to hit 3 ODI double tons, 2007 ICC World T20 & 2013 ICC Champions Trophy winner. Here’s wishing #TeamIndia captain @ImRo45 a very happy birthday,” tweeted the official handle of BCCI.
4⃣0⃣0⃣ international matches 👌
1⃣5⃣,7⃣3⃣3⃣ international runs & going strong 👍
Only batter to hit 3⃣ ODI double tons 🔝
2007 ICC World T20 & 2013 ICC Champions Trophy winner 🏆 🏆
— BCCI (@BCCI) April 30, 2022
“My best wishes to the master of cricket @ImRo45 champ. You have made all of us proud & inspired generations to come! May God bless you with the best always,” tweeted Suresh Raina.
My best wishes to the master of cricket @ImRo45 champ. You have made all of us proud & inspired generations to come! May God bless you with the best always! 🙌🤗 #HappyBirthdayRohitSharma pic.twitter.com/NcaTrlozvS
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 30, 2022
Rohit Sharma made his international debut in 2007 at the ICC Men’s World T20 in South Africa.
Sharma currently holds the world record for the highest individual score (264) in a one-day international match and is the only player to have scored three double-centuries in one-day internationals.
Rohit has scored 9283 runs in ODIs, 3137 in Tests and 3313 in T20 Internationals. He has so far smashed 41 international centuries including 8 centuries in Tests, 29 in ODIs and 4 in T20 Internationals.
He won the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year award in 2019 after he scored five centuries in the 2019 World Cup tournament. Sharma has received two national honours, the Arjuna Award in 2015 and the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in 2020.
Outside cricket, Sharma is an active supporter of animal welfare campaigns. He is the official Rhino Ambassador for WWF-India and is a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). He has worked with PETA in its campaign to raise awareness of the plight of homeless cats and dogs in India.