Watch: Do MI stars hate Hardik Pandya? The players leave only their captain on the bench after the defeat against RR

Hardik Pandya left alone in MI dugout

Mumbai Indians (MI) captain Hardik Pandya is not having the best of times in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The all-rounder has been receiving backlash from fans for taking over the captaincy of the franchise from Rohit Sharma. .

To make matters worse, Hardik Pandya has also failed to perform as the captain of the team. He has made quite a few tactical mistakes as a leader and that has been one of the main reasons why Mumbai Indians have lost three of their three league matches.

Mumbai Indians are the only team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 that has not recorded a single win in the tournament so far. They are last on the points table and captain Hardik Pandya seems to be under a lot of pressure with the way things have unfolded so far.

Hardik Pandya also failed as a batsman and bowler in the ongoing IPL 2024. With the bat, his best performance came in Mumbai Indians’ last game against Rajasthan Royals when his team was struggling to get going and was reeling at 20/4 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

The all-rounder played a counter-attacking innings and got his team out of trouble but could not continue as he was passed on by Yuzvendra Chahal. Hardik Pandya scored 34 runs, which is the highest score by him in IPL 2024 so far. With the ball, he has only managed 1 wicket.

It is fair to say that Hardik Pandya is having his toughest time in the league as he is not getting any love from the fans. The all-rounder has received boos from fans and has been treated to Rohit Rohit chants every time he comes to bat and bowl in the game.

After the match against Rajasthan Royals, Hardik Pandya looked absolutely dejected and depressed. As the Mumbai Indians players were leaving the park, he saw the all-rounder sitting alone on the bench and devastated.

Here is the video:

“We will keep fighting, we will keep going” – Hardik Pandya after Mumbai Indians’ loss to Rajasthan Royals

When Hardik Pandya was seen dejected after the loss against Rajasthan Royals, the all-rounder took to his Twitter account and expressed his feelings. He said that Mumbai Indians are not giving up and will continue to fight. He said:

“If there’s one thing you should know about this team, it’s that we never give up. We will continue fighting, we will continue moving forward.”

Mumbai Indians will be next in action when they take on the Delhi Capitals in their next game. The match between the two teams will take place on Sunday (April 7) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. They would be eager to get a win under their belt and get off the mark in IPL 2024.

Captain Hardik Pandya, in particular, will be keen to make an impact and silence those who criticize his style. The all-rounder would like to lead from the front and respond with style to all criticism of him.