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‘Best white-ball cricketer’ – Gautam Gambhir hails Rohit Sharma on his 33rd birthday

Written by Rohit Pawar

One of the best openers in international cricket, Rohit Sharma is celebrating his 33rd birthday on Thursday. On the occasion, Team India’s white-ball vice-captain is receiving wishes from his fans, colleagues and former cricketers. Rohit also received a special wish from his former teammate Gautam Gambhir.

The former India opener hailed Rohit as the best white-ball cricketer in the world. Both Gambhir and Rohit played few matches together. “Happy Birthday to the best white-ball cricketer in the world. @ImRo45 ! Have a great year ahead!!,”  Gambhir wrote on Twitter.

Rohit is the only cricketer to score more than one double-century in ODIs (three) and is currently fourth on the list of players with most sixes in ODIs (244 sixes). Rohit also holds a unique record of scoring most runs in boundaries in an ODI – he scored 186 runs in boundaries during his innings of 264 against Sri Lanka in 2014.

The right-handed batsman was the highest run-scorer in the 2019 World Cup; he scored 648 runs in nine matches that included five centuries. Rohit also finished the year 2019 as highest run-scorer – 1490 runs in 28 matches.

With 2773 runs in 108 T20Is, Rohit is the second-highest run-scorer in the shortest format. He has also been involved in most 100+ partnerships (10 times) in T20Is. With four centuries, Rohit sits at the top on the list of most 100+ scores and also tops the list of hitting most sixes (127).

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