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Yuvraj Singh Goes Against His Own Brother-In-Law, Backs Hardik Pandya For IPL Captaincy

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has gone against his brother-in-law in order to back Hardik Pandya as MI captain

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Jan 15, 2024 16:06 IST
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Preparations for the T20 World Cup are underway for the Indian cricket team, with discussions revolving around various aspects. The focal point has been the captaincy issue, as Rohit Sharma has made it clear that he aspires to lead in the T20 World Cup, receiving support from the BCCI. The controversy originated during the IPL when Mumbai Indians appointed Hardik Pandya as their captain.

Former cricketer Yuvraj Singh has weighed in on the matter, noting the challenges faced in franchise cricket as players age. Franchises tend to promote younger players, aiming to build a team for the future. Yuvraj Singh, drawing from his own experiences, highlighted the irreplaceable value of experience. While acknowledging Rohit Sharma’s significant experience and successful track record, he emphasized the unique dynamics present in franchise cricket.

Yuvi’s Connection With Rohit

In essence, Yuvraj Singh also concedes that while the Mumbai Indians’ decision might be disheartening for fans, the franchise has made a prudent choice in alignment with their future plans. It’s noteworthy that Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma share a strong bond, with Rohit’s wife, Ritika Sajdeh, being Yuvraj’s well-known sister. The initial encounter between Rohit and Ritika unfolded in the presence of Yuvraj.

Regarding the developments involving Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya, Mumbai Indians recently appointed Hardik Pandya as their captain, who previously led the Gujarat Titans. Mumbai Indians traded for him, offering an increased fee. Rohit Sharma, who was abruptly removed from the captaincy, faced significant backlash. However, there has been no official statement from Rohit Sharma’s side thus far.

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First published on: Jan 15, 2024 04:04 PM IST

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