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Why was Rohit Sharma removed from the captaincy of MI?

By Ravi - December 16, 2023 - Last updated on Dec 16, 2023 09:02 PM
Why was Rohit Sharma removed from the captaincy of MI?

Why was Rohit Sharma removed from the captaincy of MI?

Mumbai Indians had decided to remove Rohit Sharma from the captaincy during the World Cup 2023 itself. According to reports, Rohit was also told that he will not be the captain of Mumbai in IPL 2024. Mumbai had told Rohit that Hardik Pandya would take charge of the team in the 17th season of the Indian Premier League.

Decision taken on Rohit's captaincy in World Cup

Mumbai Indians had decided to remove Rohit Sharma from the captaincy during the World Cup 2023 itself. According to reports, Rohit was also told that he will not be the captain of Mumbai in IPL 2024. Mumbai had told Rohit that Hardik Pandya would take charge of the team in the 17th season of the Indian Premier League. Rohit had also agreed to play under the captaincy of Hardik.

Hardik Pandya had put a condition

When Mumbai Indians first approached Hardik Pandya for trade, Hardik had put a condition before his old team. Hardik said that he will return to the Mumbai Indians team only when the command of the team is handed over to him.

Hardik Pandya

According to reports, Mumbai accepted this condition of Hardik. Only after this Hardik was traded to Gujarat Titans. That means the decision to remove Rohit from the captaincy was taken long ago.

Rohit Sharma made Mumbai Indians champion five times

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has made Mumbai Indians champion five times under his captaincy. Hitman joined the Mumbai team in 2011 and was given the command of the team in 2013. Rohit had given the IPL trophy to the team for the first time this year. After this, Mumbai won the IPL title under the captaincy of Rohit in the years 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020.

Rohit Sharma Stats As Captain

  • Matches: 158
  • Runs: 3986
  • Highest Score: 98 not out off 65 balls vs Kolkata Knight Riders in 2015
  • Hundreds: 0
  • Fifties: 25
  • Ducks: 11
  • Sixes: 157
  • Fours: 372
  • Catches: 55

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