In November 2013, during Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test series, he made his debut at Eden Gardens in Kolkota against the West Indies. He scored a 177 which was the 2nd best score on debut by an Indian behind Shikhar Dhawan. He followed it up with a 111 not out at his home ground at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai becoming the third Indian cricketer to score back-to-back centuries in the first two tests—a feat which was achieved by Sourav Ganguly in 1996 in England and Mohammad Azharuddinin 1984 who scored centuries in his first three tests.
Rohit Sharma is one of the most successful players in IPL and has the unique record of finishing the match by scoring a last-ball six. He has one IPL century and a hatrick to his name. Sharma was signed up by the Deccan Chargers franchise for a sum of US$ 750,000 a year in 2008. He was one of the leading run scorers in the 2008 IPL season with 404 runs at an average of 36.72. He also held the coveted Orange Cap for a brief period.
In 2013, he was experimented as new opening batsman for India along with the Shikhar Dhawan for the Champions Trophy. The successful starts achieved by this opening pair helped India win the Champions Trophy and Tri-nation series in the West Indies. His good form continued in the home series against Australia when he scored an 141 not out in Jaipur and 209 runs off 158 balls, in Bangalore and with 16 sixes, he broke the world record for most sixes hit in an ODI innings.
In 2014, he became the first person to score more than 250 runs in One-Day international cricket. He scored 264 against Sri Lanka at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. With this innings, he became the first player to score two double hundred in ODIs. His innings of 264 is the highest score by a batsman in an ODI, surpassing 219 by Virender Sehwag.
Having started his international playing career at the age of 20. After Noticing his talent in school cricket tournaments he was selected for the Mumbai Under-20. Later he was also chosen for India's Under-17 and Under-19 teams. When Rohit Sharma had burst onto the scene during the 2006 Under-19 World Cup, he was picked for India tour to England and Ireland in 2007,where he made his ODI debut againt Ireland.He has also scored triple century in the Ranji Trophy.In 2013 he was promoted to open the innings in ODIs and tiil then he is performing consistently.He was called into the Indian Test team in February 2012 when V. V. S. Laxman failed to recover from an injury. On 13 November 2014, he scored record 264 runs against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, which is the highest individual score in ODIs by any cricketer.He is also only cricketer who have scored 2 double centuries in ODI cricket.