Hardik Pandya can survive fans’ anger: Boult, Chawla back embattled MI skipper | Cricket News

Mar31,2024



New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals fast bowler trent bolt Showed support for his former teammate on Sunday hardik pandyaUrging them to ignore distractions amid crowd disapproval during the ongoing IPL matches in Ahmedabad and Hyderabad.
Pandya, who took over the captaincy of Mumbai Indians this season after returning from Gujarat Titans, has faced criticism from fans over the change in leadership from Rohit Sharma.
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Bolt said, “It's something you can't control, in a way as a professional athlete it's what you're exposed to. You've got to block out the noise and focus on the job, (but ) This is easier said than done.” Media at Wankhede Stadium.
Boult assured that the criticism would eventually go away and expressed confidence in Pandya's ability to remain focused and not be affected by negativity.
“There are a lot of passionate fans in this country and especially talking about Hardik, he is one of my favorite Indian cricketers and I don't think the reproach will last very long. I am sure, he will be among those One who, Bolt said, “can put it aside and concentrate on the job.”
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Meanwhile, experienced spinner of Mumbai Indians Piyush Chawla He expressed hope that the team's fortunes would change after getting a win, especially after a disappointing start to the IPL with two consecutive defeats.
Chawla said, “Well, you can't really help because you know, they're a mob and everything they're doing is out of our control so we can't really say what they're doing.” Are.”
Chawla claimed that Pandya remained unaffected.
“The way Hardik has taken it… he is just focusing on the game, he is not even worried about what the crowd is doing and once we win, things will be completely… Will be different from.”
The right-arm spinner said MI have focused on their work rather than focusing on what the fans are doing inside the stadium.
“You get used to it, because you know, whatever is happening, whatever the people in the crowd are doing, you can't really help it because it's out of our control.
“We just have to concentrate on our game and let them do whatever they are doing. We just have to concentrate on our cricket,” he said.
However, Chawla expressed hope that 'true' Mumbai fans will come to the Wankhede Stadium to support the team in the first home match of the season on Monday.
He said, “At the end of the day it's about the team; it's not about any individual. I'm really hoping that when the crowd comes tomorrow, they will support the team after the kind of start we had. will support.”
(With PTI inputs)



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