Hardik Pandya Ready to Lead MI in IPL 2024, Assures Strong Bond with Rohit Sharma

Hardik Pandya Ready to Lead MI: In a press conference organized by the Mumbai Indians on Monday, newly appointed captain Hardik Pandya addressed the captaincy change controversy that saw Rohit-Sharma being replaced at the helm. Pandya, who was signed as a trade from Gujarat Titans, spoke about his rapport with Rohit Sharma and the transition of leadership.

Hardik Pandya Ready to Lead MI in IPL 2024

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

Return to Mumbai Indians

Pandya expressed his excitement about returning to the Mumbai Indians, a franchise he has been associated with since 2015. He said:

“It’s a surreal feeling to be back. Everything that I have known since 2015 has been through this journey. I never thought I’d reach here, and looking forward to playing at the Wankhede, my favorite ground.”

Hardik Pandya

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Relationship with Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma
Rohit-Sharma

When asked about the captaincy change, Pandya emphasized his respect for Rohit Sharma‘s leadership and the team’s achievements under his guidance. He expects Rohit’s continued support and mentorship, stating:

“Rohit_Sharma is Captain of Team India which helps me, what this team has achieved, was achieved under his leadership and I just carry forward. I played whole career under him and I know he will always have his hand on my shoulder.”

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya Mumbai Indians captain in IPL 2024
Hardik Pandya Mumbai Indians captain in IPL 2024

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Rohit the Hit-man in IPL 2024

  • Rohit Sharma will return for the Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024 but as a pure batsman, not the captain.
  • Rohit won five IPL titles for MI during his captaincy tenure (158 games).
  • Despite the dip in form, Rohit will be a key player in MI’s strong batting lineup.

Mumbai Indians’ Squad for IPL 2024

Wicketkeepers

Player
Ishan Kishan
Vishnu Vinod

Batters

PlayerNationality
Rohit-SharmaIndia
Tim DavidAustralia
Suryakumar YadavIndia
N. Tilak VarmaIndia
Dewald BrevisSouth Africa

All-rounders

PlayerNationality
Hardik PandyaIndia
Romario ShepherdWest Indies
Nehal WadheraIndia
Shams MulaniIndia
Gerald CoetzeeSouth Africa
Mohammad NabiAfghanistan
Shivalik SharmaIndia
Naman DhirIndia

Bowlers

PlayerNationality
Jasprit BumrahIndia
Jason BehrendorffAustralia
Kumar KartikeyaIndia
Akash MadhwalIndia
Arjun TendulkarIndia
Piyush ChawlaIndia
Dilshan MadushankaSri Lanka
Nuwan ThusharaSri Lanka
Anshul KambojIndia
Shreyas GopalIndia

Conclusion: Hardik Pandya Ready to Lead MI in IPL 2024

The Mumbai Indians are undergoing a big shift in IPL 2024. Hardik Pandya takes the captain’s reins from Rohit Sharma, who led them to five IPL titles. While Rohit’s captaincy was phenomenal, his batting has dipped lately. He’ll now focus solely on batting alongside other stars like Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav.

Rohit Sharma

The new captain, Hardik respects Rohit’s legacy. His goal is to keep the squad winning. In addition, he declared that he is back to bowling despite concerns about an injury. Despite mixed fan reactions to the change, Hardik and Rohit prioritize focusing on controllability and maintaining a strong bond for the team’s betterment.

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