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Ravi Shastri Resolves Captaincy Debate of Mumbai Indians

By Akanksha - April 02, 2024 09:30 PM

Since taking over for Rohit Sharma as the team's captain, Mumbai Indians captain Hardik Pandya has been the target of criticism from supporters, but former India head coach Ravi Shastri put an end to the argument once and for all in his unique way.

In expressing his opinion that the Mumbai captaincy situation should have been handled better, Shastri emphasized that, in the end, given their financial commitment, the owners had the right to choose the team's leader.

Although there was room for improvement in how the captaincy dispute between Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya was handled, the owners got to choose the captain. On Star Sports, Shastri stated, 'They spend the money.'

Hardik as a captain of MI in IPL 2024

In the team's first two games, Hardik was jeered, and on Monday, MI's first home game of the season, the level of audience animosity peaked.

To make matters worse, Mumbai's 2024 IPL season got off to a terrible start under his direction, finishing last in the standings after three straight defeats.

If Rohit had been nominated captain of the BCCI for the T20 World Cup last year, according to former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, Hardik would not have been selected to replace him.

About two months after Pandya took over as MI captain, Rohit was selected captain of India's unnamed T20 World Cup team in February of this year by BCCI secretary Jay Shah at a function in Ahmedabad.

'The team would not have selected Hardik as captain for the T20 World Cup in October if the BCCI had appointed Rohit as captain. Respect for the franchise is at stake. Thus, time is the problem here, Sidhu stated in the 'Star Sports Press Room.'

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