TATA IPL 2024: Is the Mumbai Indians right decision to take back Hardik Pandya as captain?: The IPL 2024 season 17 has witnessed numerous peculiar incidents from the auction until the commencement of the tournament.

Before starts the IPL 2024 match, many key players from all teams sustained serious injuries. Speculations arose that they might not be fit to play, but many players were still seen participating for their respective teams.

Chennai Super Kings appointed Ruturaj Gaikwad as their new captain just before the match, and the team has been performing exceptionally well under his leadership.

The famous Mumbai Indians, who have won the IPL title 5 times, had consistently performed well under the captaincy of former captain Rohit Sharma. However, MI fans are questioning this decision.

The decision to remove Rohit Sharma from the captaincy and reinstate Hardik Pandya as the captain of the team raises concerns, especially considering that they haven’t won a single match under Pandya’s leadership so far.

Upon his return, senior players seem to be struggling to maintain proper coordination with their coaches. Moreover, MI suffered a defeat in their first match by 6 wickets on March 24 at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad against Gujarat Titans.

They faced another setback in their second match, losing by 31 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad on March 27 at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. A video of Captain Pandya’s interaction with bowling coach Lasith Malinga on the ground after the defeat to SRH depicted a lack of respect, which garnered attention in the media.

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In Match No. 14 between the Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals, the Mumbai Indians’ scorecard progressed sluggishly. The batting lineup witnessed the following dismissals:

Ishan Kishan (wk): Caught by Sanju Samson off Nandre Burger, scoring 16 runs off 14 balls including 2 fours and 1 six. Rohit Sharma: Caught by Sanju Samson off Trent Boult without scoring any runs.

Naman Dhir: Dismissed lbw (leg before wicket) by Trent Boult without scoring any runs. Dewald Brevis: Caught by Nandre Burger off Trent Boult without scoring any runs.

Tilak Varma: Caught by Ravichandran Ashwin off Yuzvendra Chahal, scoring 32 runs off 29 balls with 2 sixes. Hardik Pandya (c): Caught by substitute fielder Rovman Powell off Yuzvendra Chahal, scoring 34 runs off 21 balls with 6 fours.

Piyush Chawla: Caught by Shimron Hetmyer off Avesh Khan, scoring 3 runs off 6 balls. Tim David: Caught by Trent Boult off Nandre Burger, scoring 17 runs off 24 balls with 1 four.

Gerald Coetzee: Caught by Shimron Hetmyer off Yuzvendra Chahal, scoring 4 runs off 9 balls. Jasprit Bumrah: Not out, scored 8 runs off 9 balls with 1 four. Akash Madhwal: Not out, scored 4 runs off 5 balls.

After their poor score, Mumbai Indians could not defend their win in their third match against Rajasthan Royals and the Royals team chased the total score and easily won the match by 6 wickets. Riyan Parag has been carrying the game like a keeper for RR, and is consistently scoring his half-centuries.

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  • Yashasvi Jaiswal: Caught by Tim David off Kwena Maphaka, scored 10 runs off 6 balls with 2 fours.
  • Jos Buttler: Caught by Piyush Chawla off Akash Madhwal, scored 13 runs off 16 balls with 2 fours.
  • Sanju Samson (c)(wk): Bowled by Akash Madhwal, scored 12 runs off 10 balls with 3 fours.
  • Riyan Parag: Not out, scored an impressive 54 runs off 39 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin: Caught by Tilak Varma off Akash Madhwal, scored 16 runs off 16 balls with 1 four.
  • Shubham Dubey: Not out, scored 8 runs off 6 balls with 1 four.

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