IPL 2024: It wouldn’t be strange for Rohit Sharma to play under me in MI, says Hardik Pandya

IPL 2024: Speaking to the press for the first time after taking over the captaincy of Mumbai Indians, Hardik Pandya told how Rohit Sharma will help him in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.

IPL 2024


in short

  • Hardik Pandya talking to the press for the first time after becoming MI captain
  • Hardik says he is eager to work together with Rohit Sharma
  • Mumbai Indians will start their campaign on March 24 in Ahmedabad.
  • Newly appointed Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya said that he is looking forward to working closely with Rohit Sharma in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League and it will not be strange for him to lead the Indian captain for the first time. Livelihood. Hardik took over the captaincy of the 5-time champion team from Rohit, which surprised many.

Hardik Pandya said that he has not yet spoken to Rohit Sharma in detail about the upcoming season, adding that he will do so during their training session. Mumbai Indians are set to play their first warm-up match ahead of the IPL 2024 season on Monday, March 18, the captain confirmed.

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“First of all, it will be no different because if I need any help he will be there to help me. Also, he is the captain of the Indian team, which helps me because this team is being led by Hardik Pandya. Said, whatever he has achieved under his captaincy, from now on I want to take it forward.

He said, “It won’t be strange or anything different. It will be a good experience. I have played my entire career under his captaincy. I know that he will always have his hand on my shoulder throughout the season.”

Fan reaction?
In a move that surprised the cricket world, Mumbai Indians announced Hardik Pandya as their captain for IPL 2024 after trading him to Gujarat Titans. While the historic trade deal in itself came as a surprise, Hardik replacing Rohit left Mumbai Indians fans divided.

In fact, a large section of fans expressed disappointment over Rohit Sharma losing the captaincy and the 5-time champion’s social media followers reduced after the announcement.

“The backlash bit. To be very honest, we respect the fans. At the same time, we focus on the game. I control the contrabilities. I don’t focus on what I can’t control. Also, I am very thankful to the fans. They have every right to say what they say. I respect their opinion. At the same time, we will focus on performing well,” Hardik Pandya told fans. Said to reduce negative feedback.
Haven’t talked to Rohit Sharma yet?
Hardik Pandya has not played competitive cricket at the highest level since being ruled out of the ODI World Cup after suffering an injury during a league match against Bangladesh.

Hardik Pandya was playing under Rohit Sharma in the ODI World Cup and the all-rounder is all set to be a part of the Rohit Sharma-led T20 World Cup squad in June.

“Yes, and no (spoken to Rohit Sharma?). He is travelling. He is playing. It has been a few months since we have not seen each other. Whenever the IPL starts, which is from today. Once he comes, we will talk,” he said.

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Hardik Pandya has been training with full dedication in the pre-season camp of Mumbai Indians since last week. Rohit Sharma, who led India to a 4-1 win in the recently concluded Test series against England, is expected to join the camp soon.

Mumbai Indians will begin their campaign against Hardik Pandya’s former team Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday, March 24.

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