‘It must have been a shock’: Harbhajan Singh’s massive take on the Mumbai Indians captaincy saga

"It must have been a shock": Harbhajan Singh's massive take on Mumbai Indians captaincy saga

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Former Indian cricket team player Harbhajan Singh feels Mumbai Indians’ captaincy change would have come as a shock to Rohit Sharma. Hardik Pandya, who made a sensational move from Gujarat Titans ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, was named captain and it meant the end of a ten-year tenure for Rohit. While Harbhajan stressed that he hopes the decision will be for the “betterment” of MI in the future, the decision would have been quite sudden for Rohit.

“I hope it is for the good of Mumbai Indians in the future. You know, Rohit has been a true leader and a champion for Mumbai Indians and India as well. Knowing him, having won so many of trophies for MI and done so well at international level, it must have been a shock for him to no longer be part of the management group,” Harbhajan said during the daily IPL show on Star Sports.

“I’m sure he’s going to be involved in one way or another, but we’ve seen Rohit grow as a player and captain and win these five trophies. That says a lot about his role as captain. I don’t “I don’t know; the management has taken the decision and I hope everyone takes it in the right spirit and Mumbai Indians play like a champion team,” added the former Indian team player. cricket.

Harbhajan praised Hardik as captain and said the proof of this all-rounder’s all-round leadership skills comes from the fact that he led GT to the title in 2022.

“He’s someone who likes a challenge; he did well in GT, winning the title the first year and second the next. That shows he’s a leader; he’s very calm now, he’s functioning well. So I think he has all the qualities of a leader,” concluded the former Mumbai Indians player.

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