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“Taught us how to fight back when people shut you out!” – Fans celebrate Rohit Sharma’s illustrious 15-year international career

Fifteen years ago, a young man named Rohit Sharma made his India debut in today’s ODI against Ireland. Showing a lot of potential in domestic cricket is destined to be a big deal for the youngsters.

Although success was initially hard-won for Rohit, he showed a willingness to work hard and ultimately proved his talent and consistency.

The 35-year-old has always been seen as a man with a lot of potential. But then he turned himself into a running machine and became one of the greatest men India has ever seen.

Fans on Twitter welcomed Rohit Sharma’s contributions to international cricket over the past 15 years and wished the India captain his strength for many years to come. Here are some reactions:

For 15 years we thought cricket was easy and it was only because of rohit sharma 😍 This man revolutionized Indian cricket with his excellence 🤯 He is a rare *personality and optimism* that’s why he is called RO ❤ @ImRo45#15YearsofROHITism https://t.co/kjcGBbJxZl

On this day 15 years ago, Rohit Sharma came to the world of international cricket. As one of the best talents in world cricket, he has been incredible in white cricket over the past decade and now he is also gaining a foothold in Test cricket – killer!

On this day 15 years ago, Rohit Sharma came to the world of international cricket. As one of the best talents in world cricket, he has been incredible in white cricket over the past decade and now he is also gaining a foothold in Test cricket – killer! https://t.co/kpP9NN8nsY

15 years of ups and downs
inspiring journey @ImRo45
All it takes is an ICC trophy as captain.
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15 years of ups and downs inspirational journey @ImRo45 All it takes is an ICC trophy as captain. https://t.co/gcT9bcrVnX

Rohit Sharma 15 years in international cricket, from Mumbai cricketing heritage, became one of the greats of white-ball cricket, captain of all formats in India, made a huge impact in Test as opener, inspired with his grace Got Young – A Legend. #15YearsOfROHITism
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Rohit Sharma 15 years in international cricket, from Mumbai cricketing heritage, became one of the greats of white-ball cricket, captain of all formats in India, made a huge impact in Test as opener, inspired with his grace Got Young – A Legend. #15YearsOfROHITism https://t.co/QbzewwFrW5

The best moment of batsman Rohit Sharma’s 15-year-old international career so far – 500 runs at the 2019 ODI World Cup.

The best moment of batsman Rohit Sharma’s 15-year-old international career so far – 500 runs at the 2019 ODI World Cup. https://t.co/dggD8a1rNK

3 double hundred, 5 100 on the world’s biggest stage. 4 T20I hundreds and was part of the 11th World Cup in history. Earn 6 IPL Trophies as a player. One of the greatest cricketers. May you play forever. @ImRo45 👑 🐐 https://t.co/s71zv6d1cW

This day in 2007 – Rohit Sharma makes his international cricket debut. Now, today he is the captain of India in all three formats and one of the greatest batsmen in India. He inspired the modern generation with his grace and his class. Absolute gaming legend.

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This day in 2007 – Rohit Sharma makes his international cricket debut. Now, today he is the captain of India in all three formats and one of the greatest batsmen in India. He inspired the modern generation with his grace and his class. Absolute gaming legend. https://t.co/KZtfyqlAPu

It’s been 15 years since my man made his debut in international cricket we love you ❤️❤️@ImRo45 @mipaltan
#15YearsOfROHITism

It’s been 15 years since my man made his international cricket debut We love you ❤️ @ImRo45 @mipaltan#15YearsOfROHITism https://t.co/HWxkexeaBP

On this day 15 years ago, Rohit Sharma made his international debut. Rest, as they say, is history. He’s always had talent, but it’s only after 2013 that he has his own.
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@ImRo45

On this day 15 years ago, Rohit Sharma made his international debut. Rest, as they say, is history. He was always talented, but it wasn’t until after 2013 that he became his own. (1/2)@ImRo45 https://t.co/HEI3iuYM7S


Rohit Sharma changed himself after 2011 World Cup neglect

The 2007 T20 World Cup was where Rohit Sharma first rose to fame, first hitting impactful shots against South Africa and then in the final against Pakistan. He’s a guy who used to place orders and play these handy cameos.

Rohit quickly became an important part of the IPL Deccan Lightning, and in 2009 he was awarded the Tournament Rookie Award.

India then suffered a crushing defeat at the 2010 T20 World Cup. But his half-century against Australia has shown that he is not one to be bullied by short bowling.

Rohit Sharma scored his first ODI 100 against Zimbabwe that year and it looks like he will be in the 2011 World Cup squad. However, his state plummeted and he missed a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Sharma was in and out of the field until the 2013 trophy, MS Dhoni asked him to start and he has not looked back since. His five centuries and three ODI doubles at the 2019 World Cup showed that he is one of the best openers India has ever had.

In the same year, Rohit also started in the Indian Test cricket, when he became a regular in the team’s cross-format. Rohit has indeed come a long way from not being selected for the Test Tour in England in 2018 to becoming India captain on the same tour four years later.


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Edited by Sudeshna Banerjee

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