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Captaincy of Mumbai Indians will not be easy for Hardik, these veterans told 2 big challenges

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Before the player auction of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season, Mumbai Indians took a decision which is considered no less than a big shock for all the fans. Mumbai has appointed Hardik Pandya as the new captain of its team in place of Rohit Sharma. Hardik Pandya was with the Gujarat Titans team for the last 2 seasons and was handling the responsibility of captaincy, but through the player trade rule, Mumbai Indians included Hardik in their team from Gujarat for Rs 15 crore. Now, along with getting the responsibility of captaincy, two former Indian veteran players Sunil Gavaskar and Irfan Pathan told in their statements that which two big challenges will Hardik have to face before the start of the season.

How Hardik copes with this big challenge of keeping pace with senior players?

While talking on Star Sports after the end of the first match of the ODI series between India and South Africa, Irfan Pathan, while reacting to Hardik Pandya getting the captaincy of Mumbai Indians, said that the biggest challenge for him will be that How does he maintain his coordination with senior players Jasprit Bumrah and Suryakumar Yadav present in the team because Rohit Sharma has the same stature in Mumbai Indians as Mahendra Singh Dhoni has in Chennai Super Kings. Rohit is very active in team meetings. Last year, he performed very well as captain and took the team to the playoffs. How he takes the team forward along with Rohit and Bumrah. It will not be easy at all for Hardik Pandya. It will also be a big challenge for Hardik to maintain the balance between senior and junior players in the team.

Mumbai Indians took the right decision

Whereas Sunil Gavaskar justified the decision of Mumbai Indians to give captaincy to Hardik and said that the decision taken by the franchise has been taken for the benefit of the team. Rohit has not been able to do anything special with the bat in the last 2 seasons. This decision of Mumbai Indians has been taken considering the performance of Hardik Pandya, it will prove to be much better for Mumbai considering the future.

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