Rohit Sharma turned 33 years old on Thursday, April 30, and messages conveying birthday wishes to the India vice-captain filled the social media channels. Among them were, of course, his many cricketing compadres.
Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir regarded him as ‘the best white-ball cricketer’ in his social post earlier in the day.
From white ball to red ball, one of the best Indian Test cricketers Cheteshwar Pujara, also took to wishing the Mumbai Indians skipper on his special day with a photo showing the two enjoying some off-time on a pleasant boat ride.
Mumbai Indians teammate Mitchell McClenaghan shared a photo of the two holding the IPL trophy together.
Suresh Raina, in his greeting, reflected the current real-world situation by advising Sharma to ‘stay home, stay safe, bake a cake’.
We round up the rest of the best wishes conveyed to Rohit Sharma below, including India coach Ravi Shastri, Mayank Agarwal and other well-wishers.
Happy Birthday, Sharmaaaa! Have a great year ahead. Here's wishing you and your family health and happiness 🤗- God Bless @ImRo45 #HappyBirthdayRohit #HitmanDay #HappyBirthdayHitman pic.twitter.com/lNlGfYN9aa— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) April 30, 2020
Rohit Sharma is till date the only cricketer to have notched up more than one One-Day International double-century, surpassing the 200-run mark thrice. Among them, the 264-run haul against Sri Lanka in 2014 earns him the distinction of the highest individual score racked up in the format, edging out Martin Guptill's 237 against the Windies the following year.
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