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How many centuries of Rohit Sharma?

Current India cricket captain Rohit Sharma has 44 centuries across all three formats. The last century of Rohit Sharma came on July 13, 2023, against West Indies at the Windsor Park Cricket Ground.

A classy batsman and prolific run-scorer, Rohit Sharma was the ideal replacement for Sachin Tendulkar in the Indian cricket team after the Little Master had retired from international cricket in 2013. While run-machine Virat Kohli has made a name for himself by chasing down steep targets for fun, Rohit Sharma is known for his elegant batting that has enchanted cricket lovers worldwide.

How many centuries of Rohit Sharma in international cricket?

Format Matches Centuries
Test 51 10
ODI 243 30
T20I 148 4

Rohit Sharma has scored 44 international centuries up until now, across ODIs, T20Is and Test cricket. A Rohit Sharma century was a regular affair in cricket once.

While the batting prowess of Rohit Sharma was never in doubt, with the Mumbai batsman showing glimpses of his brilliance at the international level since the early days of his career, it took several experiments with his batting position to get it right. As has been the case with Kohli, MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and more,  Rohit Sharma found his perfect batting slot as an Indian team opener after years.

List of Rohit Sharma ODI Centuries

Sr No. Date Against Score Innings Venue Result
1 28 May 2010 Zimbabwe 114 1 Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo Lost
2 30 May 2010 Sri Lanka 101* 2 Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo Won
3 16 October 2013 Australia 141* 2 Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur Won
4 2 November 2013 Australia 209 1 M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru Won
5 13 November 2014 Sri Lanka 264 1 Eden Gardens, Kolkata Won
6 18 January 2015 Australia 138 1 Melbourne Cricket Ground Lost
7 19 March 2015 Bangladesh 137 1 Melbourne Cricket Ground Won
8 11 October 2015 South Africa 150 2 Green Park, Kanpur Lost
9 12 January 2016 Australia 171* 1 W.A.C.A Cricket Ground, Perth Lost
10 15 January 2016 Australia 124 1 Brisbane Cricket Ground Lost
11 15 June 2017 Bangladesh 123* 2 Edgbaston, Birmingham Won
12 27 August 2017 Sri Lanka 124* 2 Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy Won
13 31 August 2017 Sri Lanka 104 1 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Won
14 1 October 2017 Australia 125 2 Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur Won
15 29 October 2017 New Zealand 147 1 Gren Park, Kanpur Won
16 13 December 2017 Sri Lanka  208* 1 Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra, Mohal Won
17 13 February 2018 South Africa 115 1 St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth Won
18 12 July 2018 England  137* 2 Trent Bridge, Nottingham Won
19 23 September 2018  Pakistan 111* 2 Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Won
20 21 October 2018 West Indies 152* 2 Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati Won
21 29 October 2018 West Indies 162 1 Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai Won
22 12 January 2019 Australia 133 2 Sydney Cricket Ground Lost
23 5 June 2019 South Africa 122* 2 The Rose Bowl, Southampton Won
24 16 June 2019 Pakistan 140 1 Old Trafford, Manchester Won
25 30 June 2019 England 102 2 Edgbaston, Birmingham Lost
26 2 July 2019 Bangladesh 104 1 Edgbaston, Birmingham Won
27 6 July 2019 Sri Lanka 103 2 Headingley, Leeds Won
28 18 December 2019 West Indies 159 1 Dr Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium, Vishakhapatnam Won
29 19 January 2020 Australia 119 2 M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore Won
30 23 January 2023 New Zealand 101 1 Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore Won

Though Rohit Sharma had made his ODI debut for India back in 2007 against Ireland at Belfast, it was only in 2010 that he got his maiden ODI century. India were playing Zimbabwe in a triangular series at Bulawayo’s Queen Sports Club when Rohit Sharma had scored a 119-run knock coming in at no. 4. He had followed it up with an unbeaten 101 against Sri Lanka days two later, at the same venue.

While Rohit Sharma has become a household name over the years with his unique batting style, more popularly described as “lazy elegance” by the masses, it was during the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup that he evolved into a batting sensation. Opening for Team India alongside the left-handed Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma hit five centuries in a single World Cup.

Rohit Sharma has scored six centuries in the ODI World Cup, with five coming in the 2019 World Cup edition. The Men in Blue won most of their World Cup matches in the 2019 WC and breezed into the knockouts before India lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals.

Sri Lanka and Australia have been the favourite opponents for Rohit Sharma in ODI cricket, with the batsman scoring six and eight centuries against them, respectively. The three double centuries of Rohit Sharma have also come against these opponents.

While Rohit Sharma was turning heads in limited-overs cricket with his batting until 2016, it was from 2017 to 2019 that Sharma showed he could score centuries for fun. Rohit Sharma registered a whopping  18 ODI centuries across the three years, amassing 3813 runs. Rohit Sharma’s last ODI century came on January 19, 2020, against Australia at Bangalore’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

List of centuries by Rohit Sharma in T20I cricket

Sr No. Date Against Score Innings Venue Result
1 2 October 2015 South Africa 106 1 Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala Lost
2 22 December 2017 Sri Lanka 118 1 Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore Won
3 8 July 2018 England 100* 2 County Ground, Bristol Won
4 6 November 2018  West Indies 111* 1 Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow Won

Ironically, the ideal limited-overs batsman, tailor-made for ODI cricket with his batting nuance, Rohit Sharma was first given the international spotlight during the Indian cricket team’s 2007 T20 World Cup campaign in South Africa. Though the team had multiple match-winners led by a young MS Dhoni, Sharma’s strokeplay caught many’s attention.

He has four tons in the shortest format, the most by any batsman. Rohit Sharma’s last T20I century came on November 6, 2018, against West Indies at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.

Like his stint in ODIs, Rohit Sharma managed to get his maiden T20I century very late in the shortest format as well. Eight years after his T20I debut, Sharma scored his first century in a T20I against South Africa in Dharamsala. Sharma was the first Indian to score two T20I centuries and the second Indian to score centuries across all three formats of the game

List of Rohit Sharma Test Centuries

Sr No. Date Against Score Innings Venue Result
1 7 November 2013  West Indies 177 2 Eden Gardens, Kolkata Won
2 15 November 2013  West Indies 111* 2 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Won
3 26 November 2017 Sri Lanka 102* 2 Vidharbha Cricket Association, Nagpur Won
4 2 October 2019 South Africa 176 1 Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam Won
5 5 October 2019 South Africa 127 3 Dr Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam Won
6 19 October 2019 South Africa 212 1 JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi Won
7 13 February 2021 England 161 1 M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai Won
8 2 September, 2021  England 127 3 The Oval, London Won
9 9 February, 2023 Australia 120 2 Vidharba Cricket Stadium, Nagpur Won
10 12 July, 2023 West Indies 103 2 Windsor Park, Rouseau Won

Unlike his ODI and T2oI career, Rohit Sharma managed to get the perfect start in Test cricket with a maiden century in his very first Test match against West Indies in Kolkata. He followed it with yet another century in Mumbai against the same opposition in the very next match.

However, Sharma wasn’t opening for India in Test cricket and the middle-border batting position prevented him from scoring another Test century for four years. Sharma finally got his shot in Tests as an opener in 2019 against South Africa and ended up becoming the first cricketer in Test cricket to score twin centuries on making a debut as an opener. Rohit Sharma has eight Test centuries to his name so far, with the last one coming on September 2, 2021 against England at the Oval.

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