Rohit Sharma and his wife Ritika Sajdeh©Instagram
Mumbai Indians’ decision to change the captaincy of the franchise, with Hardik Pandya replacing Rohit Sharma, became one of the most talked about topics on social media. Ritika Sajedh commented “there are so many things wrong with this” as MI coach Mark Boucher explained the “cricketing reasons” behind the leadership change in a podcast. As cracks start to become more visible in the Mumbai Indians family, former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra is worried about Hardik Pandya and wonders if the all-rounder will be able to make the players work as a team.
Rohit remains one of the most successful captains in IPL history, winning 5 titles while leading the franchise. But, out of nowhere, he was replaced as captain by Hardik, who came to the team as part of a high-profile trade from Gujarat Titans.
Aakash Chopra, in a video on his YouTube channel, issued a warning saying that he doubts the MI family can continue working as a team after Ritika’s comment made it clear that all is not well in the franchise.
“I was listening to an interview with Boucher where he explained why they made the captaincy change. He tried to explain the reasons for cricket, but Ritika (Rohit’s wife) commented on it underneath, and it was obvious that it would go viral because she said, ‘There are so many things wrong with this,'” Chopra said on her YouTube channel.
“We don’t know what is right and what is wrong. I am a little worried because Mumbai Indians have a phenomenal team on paper, but the biggest pressure on Hardik Pandya will be whether he can combine all five fingers to make a fist, whether he can carry the whole team in one direction,” he added.
Hardik currently remains in the training camp, working to get into top shape ahead of the start of the IPL 2024 season.
The newly appointed MI captain led the Gujarat Titans to two consecutive IPL finals, winning one of them. Therefore, MI owners have high expectations for it.
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