You are a cricket fan. You love the sport, the athleticism, and the competition. You also love Rohit Sharma. You may not know it, but Sharma has some of the best batting averages in international cricket. In this article, we’ll take a look at his top 10 greatest innings in international cricket with the reviews of the latest cricket news:
- 129 Against England at Lord’s, 2014
This was Rohit Sharma’s maiden century in Tests and he made it count. He smashed 129 runs off just 173 balls, studded with 20 boundaries and 2 sixes. This inning helped India to post a mammoth total of 566/7 and eventually win the match by 95 runs.
- 137 Against Sri Lanka at the Oval, 2014
Rohit Sharma’s innings of 137 against Sri Lanka at the Oval in 2014 was one of the best innings of his career.
He came in to bat when India was in a difficult situation, with the scoreboard reading 141-5. Rohit played some audacious shots and dominated the Sri Lankan bowling attack, scoring 137 off just 158 balls. His innings helped India to post a total of 328, which eventually turned out to be too much for Sri Lanka to chase down.
- 138 Against South Africa at the Wanderers, 2015
Rohit Sharma’s 138 against South Africa at the Wanderers in 2015 is number 8 in our list of his top 10 innings.
This was a very important inning for Rohit as it came in the midst of a very tough tour for the Indian cricket team. After losing the Test series, India had to win the ODI series to keep their ICC World Cup 2015 dreams alive. Rohit Sharma played an incredible innings to help India win the match and clinch the series.
- 141 Against New Zealand at Hamilton, 2019
Coming in at number four on our list is Rohit Sharma’s innings of 141 against New Zealand at Hamilton in 2019. This was Sharma’s second century of the series and helped India to a total of 557/5 declared.
This was a tough match for India, as they were up against a strong New Zealand side on their home turf. However, Sharma’s brilliant innings of 141 helped India to a comfortable victory.
Sharma’s innings were full of attacking strokes, and he brought up his century with a six off Trent Boult. He continued to bat beautifully until he was finally dismissed for 141, leaving India in a strong position.
- 142 Against Pakistan at Dubai, 2012
At number five on our list is Rohit Sharma’s innings of 142 against Pakistan in Dubai in 2012. This was a crucial match for India, as they were chasing a mammoth total of 327 runs to win. Rohit took on the Pakistani bowlers from the start, hitting boundaries all around the park. His innings included 14 boundaries and four sixes, as he brought up his century in just 101 balls. He was eventually dismissed for 142, but his innings helped India chase down the runs and win the match by six wickets.
- 142 Against Australia at Melbourne, 2016
In this innings, Rohit Sharma scored a brilliant 142 runs off just 106 balls to help India chase down a massive target of 356 against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It was a masterful display of batting, as Rohit smashed 18 boundaries and 6 sixes in his innings. This was one of the best innings of Rohit Sharma’s career and helped India to a famous victory.
- 152 Against Bangladesh at Mirpur, 2015
One of Rohit Sharma’s most impressive innings came against Bangladesh in 2015. Chasing a target of 266, Rohit Sharma took on the Bangladeshi bowlers from the start, hitting 15 boundaries and 6 sixes in his innings of 152. This was Rohit Sharma’s highest score in ODIs at the time and helped India to a comfortable victory.
- 209 Against Australia at Harare, 2013
In this innings, Rohit Sharma showed his class and elegance as an opening batsman. After Australia elected to bat first and were bowled out for 334, India was in a bit of trouble at 115/3. But Sharma stuck to his guns and played a brilliant inning of 209 runs off 158 balls, which included 13 boundaries and 12 sixes. His innings helped India post a competitive total of 338/8 and eventually win the match by 24 runs.
- 264 Against Sri Lanka at Kolkata, 2014
Rohit Sharma is one of the most fierce batsmen in world cricket. He has the ability to take any bowling attack to the cleaners on his day. In this particular innings against Sri Lanka, Rohit was at his very best. He hammered the Sri Lankan bowlers all around the park and finished with a massive score of 264 runs. This was the second-highest score by an Indian batsman in ODIs and it helped India to post a massive total on the board. Rohit was adjudicated the man of the match for this brilliant display of batting.
- 208* Against Sri Lanka at Mirpur, 2017
In this innings, Rohit Sharma proved once again why he is considered one of the best batsmen in the world. Against a strong Sri Lankan bowling attack, he scored an unbeaten 208* off just 153 balls, hitting 12 boundaries and 12 sixes. This was Rohit’s third double-century in ODIs and helped India to a comfortable victory.
Sharma is the only player to score three double centuries in ODIs and also holds the record for the highest individual score in an ODI inning. His 264 against Sri Lanka in Kolkata is the second-highest individual score in an ODI inning, behind only fellow Indian batsman Virender Sehwag’s 268. He is the joint fourth-fastest to reach 10 ODI centuries. He also holds the record for the fastest century by an Indian batsman in ODIs. He is the second-highest run-scorer in the IPL, behind only Suresh Raina. In September 2019, he surpassed Tendulkar to become the most prolific batsman in Twenty20 International cricket history.