Rohit Sharma posted this photo with Ritika Sajdeh© Instagram
The change in captaincy of Mumbai Indians ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 is making news for all the wrong reasons. Ahead of the season, Hardik Pandya was named captain of the five-time champion team, replacing Rohit Sharma. Many people did not like the fact that Rohit Sharma was removed despite leading Mumbai Indians to the title five times. Recently, when MI coach Mark Boucher explained the logic behind this change in the leadership structure in a podcast, Rohit's wife Ritika posted a comment on social media, which created a fresh storm on the internet.
Boucher described the decision to change the captaincy as purely a 'cricketing' decision, as the franchise intended to take some of the burden off Rohit's shoulders, while giving Hardik a chance to grow as a captain, having already managed Gujarat. Have taken Titans to two consecutive IPL finals.
“I think it was completely a cricket decision. We looked at the window period to bring Hardik back as a player. For me it is a transition phase. A lot of people in India don't understand, people are quite Gets emotional, but you know keep the emotions out of it. I think it's just a cricket decision that was taken and I think it will bring out the best of Rohit as a player. Just let him out. Give in and have fun and score some good runs,” Mark Boucher said on the Smash Sports Podcast.
Ritika reacted to the podcast, writing in the comments section: “There are a lot of things wrong with this…”
Mumbai Indians head coach Mark Boucher about captaincy selection.
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Rohit Sharma and Ritika Sajdeh were very active on social media. On Saturday, Rohit Sharma had made a special post for his wife. “Always with me @ritssajdeh,” he wrote.
One user wrote, “People who know the reason behind the post button.”
Another user wrote, “Those who know the reason behind this post – (MG) and those who don't know – (emoji).”
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