Mumbai Indians Make Hardik Pandya New Captain for IPL 2024 Season
In a significant announcement on Friday, Mumbai Indians revealed that all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be leading the team as captain for the upcoming IPL season. Hardik takes over from Rohit Sharma, who has been a long-serving and highly successful captain for the five-time IPL champions.
The decision is part of Mumbai Indians’ commitment to building a legacy and ensuring future readiness. According to Mahela Jayawardene, Global Head of Performance for Mumbai Indians, this move aligns with the team’s philosophy of grooming leaders for the future.
Expressing gratitude to Rohit Sharma for his outstanding leadership since 2013, Jayawardene highlighted Sharma’s extraordinary contribution to the team’s success. Sharma’s captaincy has made Mumbai Indians one of the most successful and beloved teams in IPL history. Despite stepping down as captain, Sharma’s experience and guidance are expected to continue benefiting the team.
Welcoming Hardik Pandya as the new captain, Jayawardene extended best wishes for his leadership journey with Mumbai Indians. The team looks forward to Pandya’s captaincy and values Sharma’s ongoing contributions on and off the field.