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IPL 2024: Rohit Sharma could captain Mumbai Indians as uncertainty looms over Hardik Pandya’s return – Magazine Creations

Indian star Hardik Pandya is sidelined after sustaining an ankle injury during the 2023 World Cup. He missed the white-ball series against Australia at home and the campaign in South Africa in December.

Hardik was expected to recover ahead of the three-match T20I series against Afghanistan in early January, but now hope is fading as he is yet to recover from his injury, a PTI report said adding that India may miss the all-rounder’s services again.

In addition to this, A PTI The report says that the star player may miss the IPL 2024 season as well.

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

“There is no update on Hardik’s fitness status yet and one can say that there is still a big question mark over him being available before the end of the Indian Premier League.” PTI Quoted from a source at the Bank of Credit and Commerce International on condition of anonymity.

Hardik’s absence from action will hurt the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians who announced him as their captain for the 2024 season. Recently, MI ended Rohit Sharma’s 10-year stint as captain, during which he led the franchise to five titles.

In November 2023, Hardik was traded to MI for Gujarat Titans in an all-cash deal, which raised many eyebrows.

Last week, a report from Indian Express He even claimed that Hardik Pandya’s return to Mumbai Indians was linked to the captaincy role.

The report added that Rohit Sharma was informed about the decision during the 2023 ICC World Cup and the India captain has decided to play under Hardik Pandya during the 2024 IPL season.

Speaking on the issue, Mahela Jayawardene, Global Head of Performance at MI, was quoted as saying Indian Express“It is 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. In line with this Philosophy, Hardik Pandya will captain Mumbai Indians for IPL 2024 season.”

MI loses 400 thousand subscribers:

After announcing the appointment of Hardik Pandya to replace Rohit Sharma as captain, the 5-time IPL-winning Mumbai Indians team lost more than 400,000 followers on social media.

Now with Hardik Pandya not guaranteed to play in IPL 2024, netizens have criticized social media. Here are a few of them:

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