Rohit Sharma: ‘I would have given Rohit…’: Yuvraj Singh on Hardik Pandya replacing Rohit Sharma as Mumbai Indians captain | Cricket News

Mar14,2024



New Delhi: Great cricketer Yuvraj Singh Mumbai Indians (MI)'s decision to change has had an impact Rohit Sharma with hardik pandya As captain for the IPL 2024 season, he expressed his opinion that he would have given Rohit one more year.
Speaking on Star Sports, Yuvraj stressed the importance of Rohit's leadership abilities, citing his track record of five IPL titles as captain. He suggested that bringing in Hardik Pandya as a leader was a strategic move, but he would like to see Rohit remain as captain for another season, with Hardik serving as his deputy.

“Rohit Sharma is a 5-time IPL winner as a captain. Removing him is a big decision. I would have included someone, like they brought Hardik (Pandya), but I would still have given Rohit one more season and Hardik Let's keep the vice-captain and see how the whole franchise works,” Yuvraj said.

Yuvraj acknowledged the need for the franchise to consider the future, but emphasized the value Rohit brings to the team as both a leader and player for India. He highlighted the challenge of managing a powerhouse franchise like MI, where expectations are always sky-high.

Yuvraj said, “I understand from the franchise's point of view that they have to look at the future of the franchise. But still, Rohit is captaining India and is still playing well, so it is a big decision.”

Acknowledging Hardik Pandya's talent, Yuvraj cautioned that leading a team like MI will present different challenges compared to his previous stint with Gujarat Titans. He stressed the weight of expectations that comes with leading a team of MI's stature, given their illustrious history in the IPL.
Yuvraj commented, “In terms of talent, yes, he has great talent. Being the captain of Gujarat will be different from being the captain of Mumbai. The expectations are high. Mumbai Indians have been a big team.”

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