Rohit Sharma will feel uncomfortable: Sanjay Manjrekar on Hardik Pandya leading Mumbai Indians

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Sanjay Manjrekar, Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma


Former Indian cricketer turned renowned expert analyst and commentator Sanjay Manjrekar believes that India’s All-format captain Rohit Sharma will find it difficult to play for Mumbai Indians and try to keep up with new captain Hardik Pandya, who returned to the franchise on the condition of replacing Rohit as captain from next season. forward.

This decision of the Marcos BoucherThe MI-led management was not received well at all by the fans, who even started demanding Rohit Sharma to leave the franchise immediately and possibly join it. Capitals of Delhi. Fans were particularly angry about the fact that without Rohit as captain, Mumbai failed to win a single IPL title, but since he took over, the Mukesh Ambani-backed franchise has clinched 5 titles in the toughest T20 league.

Mark Boucher’s unwelcoming comments on Rohit Sharma playing his final IPL season

Mumbai Indians head coach Mark Boucher added fuel to the burning fire within the franchise, after appearing in an interview and stating that Rohit could well be in his final seasons in the IPL and that the management also wanted to think in the future when naming Hardik Pandya as the new captain.

“He hasn’t had the best seasons with the bat lately, but he has done well as captain. “I just thought, talking to the entire Mumbai Indians group, that this could be an opportunity for him to step in during his final year or so.” – Boucher said in that interview.

Now, with all these things happening behind his back, especially after a time when team India lost the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 final against Australia, Rohit Sharma would feel uncomfortable playing under the regime of a player who He not only made his debut in the IPL but also made his debut in India thanks to their support.

And with the way Hardik Pandya moves about his business with an arrogant and flamboyant approach, Sanjay Manjrekar feels that Rohit will feel quite uncomfortable.

“It’s going to be complicated. Hardik Pandya is a guy who has a bit of style. He will also take it to the Mumbai Indians dressing room. And it will be a bit awkward because Rohit Sharma might have thought that he will have one more year as captain.

“It will be entertaining” – Manjrekar on MI captaincy dilemma this season

Sanjay Manjrekar added that India’s Mr. 360 Suryakumar Yadav, who captained the Mumbai Indians on a couple of occasions in the absence of Rohit Sharma last year, might have thought that the management would consider him as the franchise’s next captain. . However, now that MI has replaced Rohit with Hardik Pandya, Sanjay Manjrekar has asked fans to get ready for a spicy IPL season.

Surya thought he could have led MI this season. But Hardik Pandya won’t let that get to him. He will be entertaining.” – said Sanjay Manjrekar via Star Sports.