Mumbai Indians concluded Rohit Sharma’s captaincy tenure, spanning 11 seasons, as the team rose to become a formidable force in the IPL. This decision coincided with Hardik Pandya’s return to the franchise after a notable trade from the Gujarat Titans. Reacting to the news, Ritika Sajdeh, Rohit Sharma’s wife, shared her thoughts on social media.
Interestingly, her response surfaced in reaction to an Instagram post from Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Mumbai Indians’ long-standing rivals. CSK’s post paid homage to Rohit Sharma’s decade-long captaincy with the message, “2013 – 2023: A decade of spirited challenge! Much respect, Rohit!” Ritika responded with a yellow heart emoji, CSK’s signature color, sparking discussions about possible affiliations or nodding to the enduring rivalry between the franchises.
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Farewell from Mumbai Indians to Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians bid an emotional goodbye to Rohit Sharma across their official social media channels. The post highlighted Rohit’s leadership journey, acknowledging six trophies and his unwavering commitment over a decade. The franchise expressed deep gratitude for Rohit’s exceptional leadership since 2013, leaving an enduring mark in the Blue & Gold legacy.
CSK’s Tribute Video and Ritika’s Response
Chennai Super Kings paid a poignant tribute to Rohit Sharma through a heartfelt video celebrating his captaincy legacy. The video revisited pivotal moments from his tenure, emphasizing the spirited challenges faced by the Mumbai Indians. Ritika’s reaction to this emotional tribute was conveyed through a yellow heart emoji, reigniting speculation about unexpected connections between the Sajdeh-Sharma duo and CSK.
Hardik Pandya’s Captaincy and Rohit’s Sportsmanship
Hardik Pandya’s appointment as the new Mumbai Indians captain for the upcoming IPL season marked a significant transition. Reports suggest that before rejoining the team, Hardik proposed this condition, and Rohit Sharma, aware of the development, agreed to play under the star all-rounder in IPL 2024.