IPL 2024
IPL 2024

IPL 2024: The era of successful captain Rohit Sharma of Mumbai Indians, the most popular T20 league in cricket tournaments, and the most successful team of the Indian Premier League, has come to an end.

Rohit Sharma, who has won the title 5 times in 11 seasons under the captaincy of Mumbai Indians, one of the best teams in IPL, has been removed from the captaincy.

Star all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who was traded from Gujarat Titans, has been made the new captain of the team. Hardik Pandya will now be seen leading the charge for Mumbai Indians in next year’s IPL season.

IPL 2024: The tough decision of Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024, sidelined captain Rohit Sharma and made Hardik Pandya the captain.

In the last two seasons of the IPL, the young captain Hardik Pandya, who has made the new team of Gujarat Titans a champion once and a runner-up with his excellent performance in the last two seasons of IPL, has been included in their team by Mumbai Indians by trading him for Rs 15 crore from Gujarat under the trading window.

Since then there has been speculation about making Hardik Pandya the captain. It was also claimed in many reports that Mumbai has included Hardik in its team only to make him the captain.

Ultimately, these claims were proved true on Friday and Hardik Pandya handed over the command of Mumbai Indians and replaced Rohit Sharma as the captain.

Commenting on this transition Mahela Jayawardene, Global Head of Performance, Mumbai Indians said “It is part of legacy building and staying true to the MI philosophy of being future-ready.

Mumbai Indians have always been blessed with exceptional leadership right from Sachin to Harbhajan and Ricky to Rohit, who while contributing to the immediate success have always had an eye on strengthening the team for the future.

It is in keeping with this philosophy that Hardik Pandya will assume captaincy of Mumbai Indians for the IPL 2024 season.

“We express our gratitude to Rohit Sharma for his exceptional leadership; his tenure as the captain of the Mumbai Indians since 2013 has been nothing short of extraordinary. His leadership has not only brought unparalleled success to the team but has also solidified his place as one of the finest captains in the history of the IPL.

Under his guidance, MI became one of the most successful and loved teams ever. We will look forward to his guidance and experience on and off the field to further strengthen MI,” he added. 

“We welcome Hardik Pandya as the new captain of MI and wish him all the very best.”

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