Hardik Pandya Named as Mumbai Indians Captain for IPL 2024

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya(Image: BCCI)

Allrounder Hardik Pandya who was traded from Gujarat Titans has been named as the Mumbai Indians captain for IPL 2024.

Hardik Named as Mumbai Indians Captain for IPL 2024

Hardik Pandya who made his IPL debut in 2013 has played 92 IPL matches for Mumbai Indians before moving to Gujarat Titans in 2022. Hardik was named as the captain of the Gujarat Titans for the IPL 2022 and 2023 seasons.

Under his captaincy, Gujarat won their first IPL title in 2022 and ended up as runner-up of the tournament in the 2023 season.

Ahead of the IPL 2024 Auction, Mumbai Indians traded Hardik Pandya from Gujarat Titans under CASH deal. Following the trade, Mumbai Indians named Hardik Pandya as their new captain for the IPL 2024 replacing 5-time trophy winner Rohit Sharma.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma(Image: IPL)

Speaking on the leadership change, Mahela Jayawardene, Global Head of Performance, Mumbai Indians said, “It is part of legacy building and staying true to the MI philosophy of being future-ready. Mumbai Indians have always been blessed with exceptional leadership right from Sachin to Harbhajan and Ricky to Rohit, who while contributing to the immediate success have always had an eye on strengthening the team for the future.

It is in keeping with this philosophy that Hardik Pandya will assume captaincy of Mumbai Indians for the IPL 2024 season.

“We express our gratitude to Rohit Sharma for his exceptional leadership; his tenure as the captain of the Mumbai Indians since 2013 has been nothing short of extraordinary. His leadership has not only brought unparalleled success to the team but has also solidified his place as one of the finest captains in the history of the IPL.

“Under his guidance, MI became one of the most successful and loved teams ever. We will look forward to his guidance and experience on and off the field to further strengthen MI. We welcome Hardik Pandya as the new captain of MI and wish him all the very best.”

Hardik becomes the second player to be traded by Mumbai Indians after Romario Shepherd‘s trade from Lucknow Super Giants.

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