Watch: 'My captaincy is simple…I'm not results-oriented' – says Hardik Pandya ahead of Mumbai Indians' final match of IPL 2024 | Cricket News

Mumbai Indians (MI) will sign one of their worst Indian Premier League (initial loading) is campaigning with a home match against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday and will hope to end their dismal campaign with a victory to bring some joy to their disappointed fans.
One of the most controversial aspects of MI's dismal spectacle was the captaincy of Hardik Pandyawho took over from Rohit Sharma as skipper before this season, after being traded by Mumbai from Gujarat Titans.

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Hardik, who led Gujarat to the title in their maiden IPL season in 2022 and finished runners-up in 2023. But he could lead MI to just 4 wins in 13 matches so far this season, which has led to the eviction of the five-time champions. .
He highlighted his leadership ahead of Friday’s game.
“I think my position as captain is simple,” Hardik said in the video clip of the 'Captains Speak' segment shared by Star Sports on 'X'. “It's just Hardik Pandya playing with 10 other of his teammates. The mantra is simple. By taking care of the players, you give them confidence, you give them confidence, you give them love. They will go out and give more than 100 percent and that's something I ask for.

Also on a personal note, Hardik had no IPL to remember. Ahead of MI's final match of the season, Hardik, who was named vice-captain of India's T20 World Cup team, scored just 200 runs in 12 innings at an average of just 18.18. He featured in 11 of Mumbai's 13 matches, taking 11 wickets with a best of 3 for 31 and an economy rate of 10.58.
“I'm not someone who's results-oriented, but I'm definitely approach-oriented. (I see) what kind of approach they (the players) show, and if I think it's suitable for the team, I think somewhere down the line it helps the team…” added the 30-year-old all-rounder.
While MI is out of the playoff race, LSG's hopes are only mathematically alive in their final game of the season.

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