- Age: 27
- Height: 5’7”
- Job: Right-handed batsman and an occasional right-arm off break bowler
- Debut: Ireland vs India at Belfast, 2007
- Matches: 127
- Runs: 3890
- Average: 38.90
- Strike rate: 81.55
- Fifties: 23
- Hundreds: 6
Attitude: Despite loads of talent, Rohit look six long years to turn his promise into performance. Tends to fade away after playing a phenomenal innings.
Capability: His malleable wrists make batting look easy. Does have a sharp eye which gives him that bit of extra time to play his elegant shots.
What it takes: Has the ability to pierce fields with his supple wrists. Backs himself to clear the ropes. Difficult batsman to contain.
Jersey number: 45, used to wear 77 on Dhoni’s advice but switched to 45 after consulting a numerologist.
His importance: Has added another bow to his string by opting to open. Has recorded two double hundreds in the ODI format which is a world record. Once in the groove, he looks to bat till the very end which ensures a healthy team total.