IPL 2024: Mumbai Indians finally revealed reason why Rohit Sharma dropped as captain
IPL 2024: Hardik Pandya will lead Mumbai Indians in Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) Season 17. Also, Rohit Sharma, who has appeared as the captain of Mumbai Indians team for the last 10 years, will enter the fray as a player this time.
IPL 2024: Before the Indian Premier League season-17 auction, a significant change was made in the Mumbai Indians team. Hardik Pandya has been selected as the new captain in place of the successful captain of the team, Rohit Sharma. After this, the Hitman fans expressed outrage against the Mumbai franchise.
However, the Mumbai Indians franchise did not release any statement regarding this change. Neither team staff nor senior players said anything about this. Now for the first time Mumbai Indians head coach Mark Boucher has spoken about this issue. He also revealed the real reason behind the change in team leadership.
Speaking in a podcast, Mark Boucher said that the change in the captaincy of the Mumbai Indians team is entirely a cricket decision. There is no other purpose. But this is not understood by many people in India. They become very emotional. Keep these feelings away. The Mumbai Indians coach said that this was a decision taken only for cricket.
I think Rohit Sharma will bring out the best as a person and as a player. It is known that he has not played well in the last few seasons. But this time there is no leadership burden on him. So there is no pressure when going to bat. Enjoy the batting and get a chance to score the best runs. Mark Boucher said that a great performance can be expected from Rohit Sharma this time.
Here’s what you need to note, Hardik Pandya is a Mumbai Indians boy. He went from this team and led the Gujarat Titans team. He made the Gujarat Titans team the champion in his first season as a captain. He is the runner up in 2023. So we were also looking forward to the window to bring Pandya. Boucher said that they have used the opportunity.
Talking about giving captaincy to Pandya, Boucher said that Gujarat Titans won the trophy in 2022 under Pandya’s leadership. The final will be played in 2023. That means he obviously has some great leadership skills. So the best option in front of us to replace Rohit Sharma is Hardik Pandya. Mark Boucher said that Pandya has been given leadership in the future.
Rohit Sharma, who was selected as the captain of the Mumbai Indians team in 2013, led the team for 10 years. At this time, Mumbai Indians had won the title of champion 5 times. Now, after a decade, Rohit Sharma will be playing for Mumbai Indians only as a player.
Mumbai Indians Team: Hardik Pandya (Captain) Rohit Sharma, Dewald Brevis, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Tilak Verma, Tim David, Vishnu Vinod, Arjun Tendulkar, Shams Mulani, Nehal Vadhera, Jasprit Bumrah, Kumar Karthikeya, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Jason Behrendorff, Romario Shepherd, Gerald Coetzee, Dilshan Madhushanka, Shreyas Gopal, Nuwan Thushara, Naman Dhir , Anshul Kamboj, Mohammad Nabi, Shivalik Sharma.