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Navjot Singh Sidhu “Devta firr bhi devta hai, chahe woh kuwe ki gehraayi mai khada ho”

Navjot Singh Sidhu reflects on Rohit Sharma’s role amid legacy of former captains.

Navjot Singh Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu

The much awaited match was played between Gujarat Titans and Mumbai Indians on Sunday 24th March at 07:30 pm in which Gujarat Titans won the match by 6 runs. With this victory, questions are being raised on Hardik’s captaincy in which Navjot Singh Sidhu said that “When Rohit could not win any trophy for three years, the MI franchise made Pandya the captain”.

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IPL 2024 has reached its peak in which all the teams have played all their matches, in which Rajasthan Royals have reached the top, just below them Chennai Super Kings are at the second position, while Gujarat Titans are in the top five + 0.300. Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, faced defeat in their yesterday’s match and are at seventh place in the points table with -0.300 NRR.

Yesterday’s match was much awaited because Shubhman Gill was captaining Gujarat Titans for the first time, before that Hardik Pandya was the captain of Gujarat Titans. The Gujarat Titans franchise is only two years old, with Hardik leading the team and already winning the trophy in the IPL 2022 season, and taking the team to the finals in the IPL 2023 season, but in the 2023 season, Chennai Super Kings Kings had won the final.

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Mumbai franchise recalled Hardik Pandya for the IPL 2024 season, in which Hardik, who was returning to the team after snatching the captaincy of the team from Rohit, was made the captain, this was a very emotional moment for the fans of Mumbai Indians because Rohit’s captaincy. The team has won the IPL title 5 times.

Hardik Pandya was tested in Sunday’s match against Gujarat Titans in which he was seen failing because when he came to bat, he became the victim of Umesh Yadav after scoring 11 runs in 4 balls. And the team was able to score only 162 runs after losing 9 wickets. The team had a target of 169, due to which they failed to achieve the target.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is making a commentary comeback after 10 years, said that “Rohit Sharma is playing as a player, this is not the first time.” Giving his example, he said that “I have played in such an Indian team where there are five former captains. He was playing with me, I have played among captains like Dilip Vengsarkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shasri, Srikkanth, in which I have seen five captains playing together on the field.

He also said that “Rohit would have been younger than this, MS Dhoni has also given his captaincy to Ruturaj Gaikwad”, he said that the Mumbai franchise could also have made Pandya the captain like Ruturaj Gaikwad but no, the franchise saw that Rohit could not get the team any IPL title in three years, he made Pandya the captain. He also said that one has to work hard to become a player like Rohit.

Mumbai Indians’ next match will be against Sunrisers Hyderabad at their home venue Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, this match will be played on March 27 at 07:30 pm (IST). In this match, it remains to be seen whether Mumbai Indians will be able to make a comeback against Hyderabad at their home.

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