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Shake-up in Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma’s Reign as a Skipper Concludes, Hardik Pandya Set to Captain in IPL 2024

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Mumbai Indians (MI) have announced that Hardik Pandya will be the captain for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. Pandya will take over from Rohit Sharma, who led the team to five IPL titles since becoming captain in 2013.

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Pandya, who made his IPL debut in 2013, has played 92 matches for Mumbai Indians before moving to Gujarat Titans, where he led the team in the 2022 and 2023 seasons. Under his leadership, the Titans reached the final on both occasions, winning the title in their debut season.

Hardik Pandya to Captain Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024

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Mahela Jayawardene, Global Head of Performance at Mumbai Indians, spoke about the leadership change, stating that:

“It is part of legacy building and staying true to the MI philosophy of being future-ready. Mumbai Indians have always been blessed with exceptional leadership right from Sachin to Harbhajan and Ricky to Rohit, who while contributing to the immediate success have always had an eye on strengthening the team for the future. It is in keeping with this philosophy that Hardik Pandya will assume captaincy of Mumbai Indians for the IPL 2024 season.”

Mahela Jayawardene further added that:

“We express our gratitude to Rohit Sharma for his exceptional leadership; his tenure as the captain of the Mumbai Indians since 2013 has been nothing short of extraordinary. His leadership has not only brought unparalleled success to the team but has also solidified his place as one of the finest captains in the history of the IPL.”

“Under his guidance, MI became one of the most successful and loved teams ever. We will look forward to his guidance and experience on and off the field to further strengthen MI.”

“We welcome Hardik Pandya as the new captain of MI and wish him all the very best.”

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