Indian Premier League2024: Nothing is going well between the two star players of the Indian Cricket Team. The dispute between Indian team captain Rohit Sharma and Mumbai Indians’ new captain Hardik Pandya is increasing. Before the IPL 2024 auction, when star all-rounder Hardik Pandya was made the captain of Mumbai Indians, there was a lot of speculation. Rohit Sharma resigned from the captaincy of the team and this created a controversy. After a few months, MI head coach and former South African wicketkeeper-batsman Mark Boucher finally revealed why the franchise had to take such a big decision.

Regarding Hardik being made the captain, Mark Boucher said that this decision has been taken to give more freedom to Rohit, so that he can shoulder the burden of captaincy. Now Rohit’s wife Ritika Sajdeh has reacted to Boucher’s statement and said that many things are wrong in it. “There are a lot of things wrong with this,” Ritika commented on an Instagram post.

Mark Boucher: “Hardik went to other franchise and won the trophy in 1st year itself, he is a very good leader. So, we decided to sack Rohit Sharma over an Instagram Post”

In this video, Boucher is trying to be very diplomatic but it is clear that MI sacked him without consent.

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Mark Boucher said on the Smash Sports podcast that I think it was completely a cricketing decision. We saw the window period to bring Hardik back as a player. For me this is a transition phase. Many people in India do not understand, people become very emotional. He further said, “People become very emotional, but emotions have to be kept away from all this. This is just a cricketing decision and I think it will bring out the best in Rohit Sharma. Let them enjoy going to the crease and scoring runs.”

Boucher praised Hardik

Boucher praised Rohit’s successor Hardik in this podcast. Hardik was first selected by Gujarat Titans before the auction of 2022 IPL season. In 2022, Gujarat became champions under the captaincy of Hardik. Boucher said, ‘He is a Mumbai Indians boy, he went to another franchise, won the title in the first year, was runner-up in the second year. So obviously he has excellent leadership.

Rohit’s fans angry with MI’s decision

Rohit’s fans were very angry with the decision of Mumbai Indians to snatch the captaincy from Rohit Sharma and make Hardik Pandya the new captain, where a dispute started between Rohit and Hardik’s fans on social media. Some people called Hardik inexperienced for captaincy, while someone called the decision to remove Rohit from captaincy wrong. At the same time, lakhs of Rohit’s fans also unfollowed MI’s Instagram page.

Rohit has turned 36 years old

It is noteworthy that Rohit Sharma has turned 36 and many people believe that his best days as a batsman are now over. Mumbai Indians may have taken the difficult decision of promoting Hardik as captain also because the franchise would be looking towards the future. Mumbai has shown this trust in Hardik by taking Gujarat Titans to two consecutive IPL finals.

Rohit’s captaincy record is excellent

Before assuming the captaincy of Team India, Rohit Sharma was the captain of Mumbai Indians. Under the captaincy of Rohit, Mumbai Indians had captured the title five times. Rohit Sharma is also considered one of the most successful captains of IPL like MS Dhoni. Apart from Rohit, Dhoni has also helped CSK win the IPL title five times.

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