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Mahela Jayawardene Speaks About ‘Tough’ Decision To Replace Rohit Sharma

Mumbai Indians break their silence over Rohit Sharma's replacement as MI captain with Mahela Jayawardene explaining the 'tough' decision

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Dec 20, 2023 13:50 IST
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With the IPL Auction 2024 done and dusted, Mumbai Indians finally break their silence on their decision to replae Rohit Sharma as captain.

Team director Mahela Jayawardene expressed how difficult a discussion it had been for him to replace a 5-time IPL champion skipper from the leadership role.

“It was a tough decision. It was emotional, to be honest. It’s fair on the fans as well (to react). I think everyone is emotional and we have to respect that as well. But at the same time, as a franchise, you have to make those decisions,” Jayawardene told Jio Cinema.

Mumbai Indians have appointed Hardik Pandya as the new captain ahead of IPL 2024 season after the 30-year-old won Gujarat’s maiden IPL title as captain.

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However, many fans have been against the decision of the team and want the ‘Hitman’ to be put back to his old responsibilities.

Mumbai’s Good Buys

Mumbai Indians rejuvenated their bowling attack with signing the likes of South Africa’s Gerald Coetzee and Sri Lanka’s Dilshan Madhushanka in the auction to replace Jofra Archer.

The lethal pacers along with Jasprit Bumrah can be a force to reckon with in the 17th edition of the Indian Premier League. With the trading period still on before the IPL season kicks off, Rohit Sharma still holds the possibility of being traded to another team, Although the move seems highly unlikely with the team valuing the Team India skipper as a valuable player for the season, the move can be completed.

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First published on: Dec 20, 2023 01:50 PM IST

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