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Rohit Sharma once wanted to be a bowler, batting at number 8... then became the 'hitman' of Team India
Rohit Sharma once wanted to be a bowler, batting at number 8... then became the 'hitman' of Team India

New Delhi: Team India captain Rohit Sharma is celebrating his 35th birthday on Saturday (April 30). For hitman Rohit, this birthday has been mixed in terms of happiness. The happy thing is that he is celebrating his first birthday as captain of Team India. While it is disappointing that in the IPL, his led Mumbai Indians (MI) team has not been able to open the account of victory so far.

The Mumbai team has played 8 matches so far and has lost all of them. Rohit has made the Mumbai team the most 5-time IPL winner under his own captaincy, but this time his team has been almost eliminated from the playoff race. Now the hopes of reaching the playoffs are quite low. Well, these things are known to everyone, but there are some facts related to Rohit's career, which very few people know. In fact, when Rohit Sharma started playing cricket, he wanted to become a bowler. Rohit Sharma started his career as an off-spinner. At that time Rohit Sharma used to bat at number 8. Then Rohit's coach was Dinesh Lad and he was the one who paid attention to Rohit's batting and also asked him to focus on it. 

Rohit obeyed his guru and practiced batting fiercely in the nets. After this, Dinesh Lad also started getting Rohit to start the innings. His formula was successful in the very first match, when Rohit scored a century while opening for the first time. The person who wanted to be a bowler, now he is seen breaking the back of international bowlers all over the world by becoming a batsman. All the fans know the records that Rohit has set in international cricket.

Rohit is the only batsman to score three double centuries in ODIs:-

Let us know that only 6 players have been able to score a double century in ODI cricket so far. Among them, Rohit Sharma is the only batsman who has done this feat three times. He has scored 264, 209 and 208 not out in ODIs. Apart from Rohit, India's Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag have also scored double centuries. Among the other players, New Zealand's Martin Guptill, West Indies' Chris Gayle and Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman have achieved this feat.

Rohit has scored a total of 41 international centuries:-

Rohit Sharma has so far played 45 Tests, 230 ODIs and 125 T20Is. During this time, he has scored 9283 runs in ODIs, 3137 runs in Tests and 3313 runs in T20 Internationals. Rohit has scored 41 international centuries so far. He has scored 8 centuries in Tests, 29 in ODIs and 4 in T20 Internationals. Rohit has played 221 matches in the IPL, scoring 5764 runs with a century.

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