Rohit Sharma is one of the most successful cricketers in the Indian Premier League’s history. For the sixth consecutive season, the Indian cricketer has been a member of a winning IPL squad, the most by any player to date. After winning the IPL as a player with the defunct Deccan Chargers in 2009, he captained the Mumbai Indians to five victories.
He is one of just four players in the competition with a lifetime total of 5,000 runs. With 5,480 runs, one century, and 40 half-centuries, Sharma is the fourth-highest run-scorer behind Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, and Suresh Raina.
Rohit Sharma has been nothing short of a phenomenon in international cricket. His ability to read the game and hit some stunning shots have earned him a worldwide following. Rohit is capable of bowling both pace and spin, and he can pose a challenge to most bowlers. The Mumbaikar has established several records during his career, and his statistics across all forms illustrate his value with the willow. In his drive to flourish in the international arena, Rohit, who joined the Indian squad in 2007, left no stone untouched.
With perfect timing, a varied repertoire of strokes, and the ability to fire off from the outset, Rohit has made his mark on the international stage.
Here are the players who owe their career to Rohit Sharma:
Hardik Pandya has been one of MI’s most successful players. In IPL 2015, the Baroda all-rounder made a name for himself with aggressive bowling against the Kolkata Knight Riders. The Indian all-rounder is regarded as one of the greatest in the world. Hardik Pandya is a cricketer who excels in all three areas of the game: batting, bowling, and fielding. He was fast-tracked into the national team as India had been without a pace-bowling all-rounder for decades. He made his T20I debut in January 2016 and his ODI debut in October 2016. Pandya has four fifties and one hundred in Tests, as well as a 5-wicket haul in England, despite his abilities in the longest version of the game being questioned.
Jasprit Bumrah has become the backbone of not only the Mumbai Indians but also the India national squad, because of his speed and variety. Bumrah, a right-arm pacer, is one of the few international bowlers who can make batsmen’s lives a living hell on the field. Bumrah, who now boasts the greatest yorker in the world, has everything a bowler could want and has even lately created an out-swinger that defies the physics of his motion. Bumrah was the second-most successful bowler in IPL 2020, after Kagiso Rabada, with 27 wickets in 15 matches. Since his debut in the 2013 season, Bumrah has been a member of the Mumbai Indians.
In IPL 2020, Ishan Kishan was the highest run-scorer for the Mumbai Indians. He scored 516 runs in 13 innings of play. He hit four half-centuries and missed a century after being dismissed for 99 in one game. Ishan Kishan played fewer matches and innings than the other top scorers for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2020. He also hit 30 sixes in IPL 2020, winning the tournament’s ‘Most Sixes Award.’ He is the leading candidate to become the top run-scorer for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021, following his spectacular batting performance last season. In March 2021, he made his international debut for the Indian cricket team.
Both Krunal Pandya and Rohit Sharma are part of the Mumbai Indians (MI) franchise, which is owned by Mukesh Ambani. Krunal Pandya made his IPL debut in 2016 and has been a key member of the team ever since. In November 2018, he made his international debut for the Indian cricket team. He made the quickest half-century by a batsman in his ODI debut in 2021.