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Hardik Pandya Takes Over Captaincy from Rohit Sharma in Mumbai Indians

Hardik Pandya to Succeed Rohit Sharma as Mumbai Indians Captain in IPL 2024

Rohit Sharma’s illustrious 10-year captaincy stint with Mumbai Indians concluded as the franchise announced that, starting IPL 2024, Hardik Pandya will assume the role of captain. The move was anticipated, especially after Pandya returned to Mumbai Indians following a two-year captaincy with Gujarat Titans, securing an IPL title in 2022.

Mumbai Indians coach Mahela Jayawardene stated, “It is part of legacy building and staying true to the MI philosophy of being future-ready.” He praised Rohit Sharma’s extraordinary leadership over the years, highlighting his pivotal role in the team’s success.

This decision marks the end of Rohit Sharma’s decade-long captaincy, during which Mumbai Indians claimed victory in five seasons. The move prompts speculation about Sharma’s plans and potential leadership in the 2024 T20 World Cup, scheduled after the IPL in June 2024. While there are reports that BCCI has approached Sharma to lead India in the T20 World Cup, the captain is yet to disclose his intentions. The upcoming T20I series against Afghanistan may offer more insight into Sharma’s future in shorter formats.

In his absence, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya, and Suryakumar Yadav emerge as potential captaincy candidates, with Pandya officially named as the new captain for Mumbai Indians in the upcoming IPL season.

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