Hardik Pandya had ‘captain’ status for his return to Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma was in the loop: Report – Magazine Creations

All-rounder Hardik Pandya’s return to Mumbai Indians and his promotion as captain of the 5-time champion team came as a shock to MI fans. The internet is full of reactions from IPL franchise owners, MI players and fans, most of them criticizing the MI management for replacing Rohit Sharma, who led the franchise for 10 years. But as a report it appears to be well thought out TheIndianExpress He claimed that Hardik Pandya’s return to Mumbai Indians was linked to the captaincy role.

The report also added that Rohit Sharma was informed about the decision during the 2023 ICC World Cup and the India skipper has decided to play under Hardik Pandya during the IPL 2024 season. In a statement after the announcement on Friday, Mahela Jayawardene, MI’s global head of performance, spoke about staying true to With the philosophy of MI.

“It’s part of building a legacy and staying true to MI’s philosophy of being ready for the future. Mumbai Indians have always had exceptional leadership from Sachin to Harbhajan and from Ricky to Rohit, who while contributing to the immediate success, were always looking to strengthen the team for the future. We’ve always had a lot of fun,” said Mahela Jayawardene. : “In line with this philosophy, Hardik Pandya will captain Mumbai Indians for the IPL 2024 season.”

He also thanked former Sri Lankan player Rohit Sharma for his successful 10-year stint as captain of Mumbai Indians. “We are grateful to Rohit Sharma for his exceptional leadership. His tenure as Mumbai Indians captain since 2013 has been nothing short of exceptional. His leadership has not only brought unparalleled success to the team but has also strengthened his position as captain.” “One of the best captains in the history of the Indian Premier League. Under his guidance, MI has become one of the most successful and beloved teams of all time. We will look forward to his guidance and experience on and off the field to further strengthen MI,” Jayawardene added.

Rohit Sharma fans burn Mumbai Indians jerseys

Mumbai Indians fans have expressed their anger at the franchise after Hardik Pandya replaced Rohit Sharma as captain. A Rohit Sharma fan also shared a video where he can be seen burning an MI jersey to lodge his protest against the move.

Mumbai Indians’ Instagram account has reportedly lost over 5 lakh followers since the decision was announced.

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Published: 16 December 2023 04:26 PM IST


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