Rohit, popularly known as the ‘Hitman’, made his ODI debut on June 23 in 2007.
209 vs Australia, Bengaluru, 2013
Batting first, Rohit was slow off the mark and he took his time in building the innings. However, as soon as he got the scheme of things, Rohit started to go after the spin bowlers and in no time went past the 100-run mark. After reaching his century, he shifted gears and went on to bring up his first double century in ODIs. He went on to play a knock of 209 off just 158 balls. This innings helped India post 383 runs on the board, and the effort helped the side win the match by 57 runs.
264 vs Sri Lanka, Kolkata, 2014
Rohit went on to score 264 runs off just 173 balls against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata and this knock remains the highest score by any batsman in the 50-over format to date. The 32-year-old was given a reprieve when he was just on a score of four runs, and the batsman went on to make the most of it as he scored 260 more runs to make the Sri Lankan bowlers toil on the field.
208 vs Sri Lanka, Mohali, 2017
Batting first, Rohit Sharma went on play a knock of 208 runs off just 153 balls to take the Men in Blue’s score to 392/4. The right-handed batsman’s innings was studded with 13 fours and 12 sixes. This effort helped India win the match by 141 runs.
In the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Rohit Sharma finished the tournament as the highest run-scorer after registering 648 runs from just nine matches at an average of 81.00.
During the tournament, he had also become the first batsman to score five centuries in a single edition of the World Cup.
Rohit, who is now the vice-captain of the ODI team, has played 224 ODIs, 108 T20Is and 32 Tests so far.
Here’s how wishes poured in for the dashing Indian batsman on his birthday:
🎂 The Ro 4️⃣5️⃣ birthday thread! 🎂Use #HitmanDay in your birthday wishes and we’ll feature the top 45 tweets in t… https://t.co/0WafumAaMY
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 1588221280000
Happy Birthday, Sharmaaaa! Have a great year ahead. Here’s wishing you and your family health and happiness 🤗- God… https://t.co/qpwDYUftEl
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) 1588217489000
With Rohit Sharma celebrating his 33rd birthday today, let’s rewind to 2016 when he whacked an unbeaten 171 at the… https://t.co/GDYRKVjXKk
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) 1588219178000
Happy birthday @ImRo45 Have a wonderful year ahead. 🥳🎂🎂🎂#HappyBirthdayHitman
— Hanuma vihari (@Hanumavihari) 1588213943000
Wish u a very happy birthday @ImRo45 Have a bleesed one! Stay safe and keeping rocking 🤘#HappyBirthdayHitman https://t.co/62GwjfOJLi
— Karn Sharma (@sharmakarn03) 1588219259000
Happy birthday ro-hit bro ,Many many happy returns of the day god bless you👏🏻 @ImRo45
— IQBAL ABDULLAH STAY HOME (@iqqiabdullah) 1588196436000
You are one of the nicest and most genuine people I know. Wish you a very happy birthday bro @ImRo45… https://t.co/d9i9yGIlNG
— Khaleel Ahmed (@imK_Ahmed13) 1588209574000