Rohit Sharma’s Surprised Reaction As Hardik Padya Sends Him To Field On Boundary. Watch


Hardik Pandya is instructing Rohit Sharma to field on the boundary rope© X (Twitter)

The changes in Mumbai Indians came to light when the franchise defeated Gujarat Titans in their opening match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season. Hardik Pandya took over the reins from Rohit Sharma and led the 5-time champion team for the first time against his old franchise. The match resulted in a 6-run defeat for MI as Hardik started his captaincy with a defeat. During the game, there were several moments that highlighted the new leadership structure, especially those involving Hardik and Rohit.

A video surfaced on social media in which Hardik can be seen instructing Rohit to go to the boundary rope and field. Hardik's call left the hitman a bit surprised, as the latter was seen confirming with the captain if he was the one he was talking to. Here is the video:

Rohit, in his new role as a pure batsman, performed brilliantly with the bat and scored 43 runs off just 29 balls before being dismissed by R Sai Kishore. On the other hand, Hardik could only score 11 runs in 4 balls before getting out to Umesh Yadav.

Hardik took the six-run defeat to Gujarat Titans in the IPL opener on Sunday seriously, saying it was “not an issue” as there were still 13 matches left. Pandya was not hard on his batsman Tilak Verma who refused to take a single at a crucial time while batting with Tim David.

Set a target of 169, MI finished at 162/9 in 20 overs as they headed towards victory.

Pandya said, “Obviously we back ourselves to chase those 42 runs (in the last five overs), but it was one of those days where we saw the score quite low in those last five overs, we Lost a little momentum there.” Post-match presentation.

With PTI inputs

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