IPL 2024: Hardik Pandya Breaks Silence On Rapport With Rohit Sharma, Captaincy Change Row

Mar18,2024



Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya has broken his silence on the captaincy change controversy that has hit the franchise after Rohit Sharma was removed from the leadership post, clearing the way for the all-rounder to make a comeback from Gujarat Titans. Hardik was signed as a trade from Gujarat, the franchise he had decided to join two years ago. At a press conference organized by Mumbai Indians on Monday, Hardik said that he does not expect anything strange to happen between him and Rohit.

Hardik said on his return, “It's an amazing feeling to be back. Everything I have known since 2015 has happened through this journey. I never thought I would reach here, and my favorite Looking forward to playing at Wankhede ground.” ,

When asked about the change in captaincy, the all-rounder said that he is hopeful that Rohit will have his hand on his shoulder whenever he feels the need.

He said, “Rohit Sharma is the captain of Team India, which helps me, whatever this team has achieved, it has been achieved under his leadership and I am taking it forward. I played my entire career under his leadership and I Know that his hand will always be on my shoulder.” Said.

Hardik also confirmed that he will be bowling for MI this season, having previously remained a batsman only due to injury concerns.

While fans' sentiments on the captaincy change saga have been negative at times, Hardik said he prefers to think only about the things he can control.

“I will bowl. I respect the sentiments of the fans but I can only control the controllable. I respect them but I will focus on what I can do (as captain),” he said. I can.”

Asked if he had talked to Rohit since the change in captaincy, Hardik said no concrete talks had been possible as the Hitman was travelling.

He said, “I didn't get much time to talk to Rohit because he is on tour. I will definitely talk to him when he joins the team.”

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