IPL2024: Rohit Sharma, dissatisfied with Hardik Pandya’s leadership, plans to depart from the Mumbai Indians

Under his direction, Rohit Sharma has led MI to five titles.

After the 17th Indian Premier League season comes to an end, veteran cricketer Rohit Sharma of the Mumbai Indians is expected to leave the team. This is said to be in the midst of Rohit’s dissatisfaction with Hardik Pandya’s captaincy, as the veteran skipper has taken over for the five-time champion team.

News24 Sports reports that Rohit, who was born in Nagpur, has stated his desire to leave MI because of the environment in the team’s locker room. Additionally, there have been rumors of potential group divisions inside the MI camp, with some supporting Rohit and others siding with the recently appointed skipper.

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Notably, the loss of such a successful franchise’s captain has caused a great deal of controversy in the cricket world, splitting both analysts and fans. Nevertheless, Hardik has been the target of ridicule from online users and condemnation from experts, particularly after Mumbai has lost its last three games under his leadership. The recently appointed captain’s few experiments haven’t gone over well with the Mumbai supporters, which has caused a great deal of animosity on social media.

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Regarding the disagreements between Hardik and Rohit, there have been reports of groupism after bowling coach Lasith Malinga was observed leaving the room after Pandya joined Kieron Pollard and the former Lankan bowler in a seat. The Baroda native has also become accustomed to receiving jeers from the crowd. This was evident during games against his old team, the Gujarat Titans, at the Narendra Modi Stadium and later at the Wankhede Stadium, where Rohit had to physically halt the jeers directed at the 29-year-old.

Despite the lackluster start, Hardik will be counting on himself to provide the goods for the Mumbai Indians and get them back on the winning track after three straight losses. Notably, the matchup with the Delhi Capitals is scheduled for April 7 at Wankhede. As a result, everyone will be watching the captain play well in the next game to silence his detractors.

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