MI eager to rope in Rohit Sharma

Mumbai: Hardik Pandya, the newly-appointed captain of Mumbai Indians, expressed his eagerness to collaborate closely with Rohit Sharma in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Despite the shift in leadership, Pandya emphasized that leading Rohit, who has captained the Indian team, wouldn’t feel awkward for him.

Pandya disclosed that he hasn’t yet discussed the upcoming season in detail with Rohit Sharma, but intends to do so during their training sessions. Mumbai Indians are scheduled to play their first practice match ahead of IPL 2024 on Monday, March 18.

Acknowledging Rohit’s role as the captain of the Indian team, Pandya emphasized his desire to build upon Rohit’s achievements with Mumbai Indians. He expressed confidence in receiving guidance from Rohit throughout the season.

Regarding the backlash from fans over his appointment as captain, Pandya maintained a composed stance, emphasizing the importance of focusing on the sport and respecting fans’ opinions.

Pandya, who has been recuperating from an injury sustained during the ODI World Cup, is eager to reunite with Rohit Sharma in the IPL. Despite limited communication due to Rohit’s commitments, Pandya looks forward to discussing plans with him once the IPL commences.

As Pandya intensifies his training in the Mumbai Indians pre-season camp, Rohit Sharma is expected to join the squad soon. Mumbai Indians will kick off their campaign against Pandya’s former team, Gujarat Titans, at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Sunday, March 24.


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