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IPL 2024: Hardik Pandya first reaction on removal of Rohit Sharma from captaincy

By Kaif - March 05, 2024 06:44 PM

IPL 2024: Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya is set to lead the franchise from where his career began in IPL 2024. His decision to leave Gujarat Titans and join Mumbai franchise teams has been the most talked about in the game. Especially when the team management decided to remove Rohit Sharma and name him the captain. However, there is still a lot of discussion on this topic. Hardik is happy to return home after two years.

Hardik Pandya's first reaction on removal of Rohit Sharma from captaincy

Reflecting on his journey as a cricketer, Hardik said in a chat on official broadcaster Star Sports, 'I am grateful for the immense love and support I have received from the fans. It is a blessing beyond words. Returning to Mumbai Indians feels like coming back to where it all started. From my journey as a young player in Baroda to Mumbai, this team has taught me a lot. This team has instilled humility in me. The love of this city and the lessons learned have been invaluable to me, shaping me into the cricketer I am today. Mumbai always challenges you to be better and now with IPL 2024, I have returned home after two years.

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Mumbai Indians fans are expressing their displeasure over Hardik being made the captain in place of Rohit, but this all-rounder wants the fans to support the team as they want to win in the IPL 2024 season. He said, 'I want the same support from my fans so that we can move towards victory. Rest assured, I will ensure an exciting season that every fan will love. This is a journey we will all enjoy together.

Hardik told his story: Hardik also recalled the 2015 IPL season which was his first season in the T20 league and how the season proved to be life-changing for him. He said, 'Coming from Baroda, when I remember the 2015 IPL, it was a life-changing experience for me. That year was important in my career. Representing Mumbai Indians among experienced players was a turning point for me. When you get a chance to play with such established players on such a big platform, it changes your life. I was fortunate enough to be able to contribute in a very big way in the knockout games. It was a dream to achieve two 'Man of the Match' awards during important knockout games. Mumbai marked the beginning of an extraordinary journey for me. This is a chapter I will always cherish.

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