Role reversal? Rohit Sharma sets the field for Mumbai Indians as Hardik Pandya looks on – Watch

Watch: Role reversal?  Rohit Sharma prepares the field for Mumbai Indians as Hardik Pandya looks on

Rohit Sharma (left) and Hardik Pandya during IPL 2024 match© X (formerly Twitter)

Mumbai Indians slumped to their sixth defeat in the ongoing IPL 2024 after being beaten by Delhi Capitals in a thrilling encounter on Saturday. Hardik Pandya has been the subject of much criticism since its replacement Rohit Sharma as MI skipper ahead of the season and the team's disappointing form hasn't helped matters. There have also been various reports of a possible rift between Rohit and Hardik, but no such remarks have ever been made by the two cricketers. During Saturday's match, there was a role reversal on the field as Rohit was busy preparing the pitch as skipper Hardik looked on.

Coming to the match, Jake Fraser-McGurk slammed an explosive half-century to take DC to 257/4 before Rasikh Salam Dar and Mukesh Kumar It took three wickets to clinch victory for their team.

“This match is getting tighter and tighter. Before (the difference) it was a few overs, now it's becoming a few balls. Because of the kind of games and the way the bowlers are under pressure, we backed each other to make If I had to pick something, we could have taken a few more chances in the middle. The left-handers probably could have picked on Axar a bit, that's something we missed in terms of awareness of the game. was quite amazing in the way he (Fraser-McGurk) batted, he took calculated risks, he played very well on the field It shows the fearlessness of the youth (if he had done something different). toss) Not really,” Hardik said. said after the match.

Captain DC Rishabh pants also talked about his team's destructive batting.

“We were quite happy with 250 on the board, but with sub impact it is getting difficult day by day. I can definitely do it (getting to the stumps) but the bowler should also be confident, but with a batter like David l It was going downhill and today it worked. He (Fraser-McGurk) has been incredible from day one and that's what you want from a young player, he's getting better and better. every game the chances (of qualifying for the playoffs) are increasing day by day, but we’re taking it one game at a time.”

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