Hardik Pandya will replace Rohit Sharma as the captain of Mumbai Indians for IPL 2024. Five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians appointed Hardik Pandya as captain of the franchise for the upcoming season of the tournament.
Rohit Sharma will not be seen captaining Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024. The Mumbai team, which has won the IPL trophy five times, has decided to hand over the command of the team to Hardik for the upcoming season. Mumbai has included Hardik in its team by trading him with Gujarat Titans before the mini auction.
Hardik Pandya's record as captain in IPL has been unmatched. Hardik had made Gujarat Titans the champion under his captaincy in the very first season. At the same time, last season also the team had reached the final under the captaincy of Hardik. This is the reason why Mumbai team has bet on Hardik for this season. When Hardik was traded, there was speculation that he could take charge of Mumbai.
Rohit Sharma has made Mumbai Indians champion five times under his captaincy. Hitman joined the Mumbai team in 2011 and was handed over the reins of the team in 2013. Rohit had given the IPL trophy to the team for the first time this year. After this, in the years 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020, under the captaincy of Rohit, Mumbai won the IPL title.