Finally, an unexpected thing happened. In a surprising move, Mumbai Indians, the most successful IPL franchise, announced today that Rohit Sharma will not lead the team in the upcoming IPL 2024 season. This comes as a shock, considering Rohit led the team to five IPL titles. The captaincy role has been given to Hardik Pandya. Maybe this is the reason, Mumbai returned Hardik to the team by trading him from Gujarat Titans.
In the first five years, Mumbai Indians never tasted the IPL trophy. Right after that, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, Mumbai won 5 times in the next 8 years. That golden age has ended today. He is stepping down from the captaincy in 2024 after winning the trophy in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020 IPL teams. But there is no doubt that Rohit is staying with the MI family. Rohit may play only as an opener.
Rohit’s fans are truly heartbroken after hearing this news. Rohit has not been seen in the Indian T20 team for a long time. His comeback was possible only from the IPL. But the fans were very sad as everything changed overnight. On the other hand, Rohit played 158 matches as the captain of Mumbai and won 87 matches, now the fans will miss those golden days too.