“As you get older,” two-time World Cup champion’s VERDICT on Rohit Sharma vs Hardik Pandya Mumbai Indians captaincy debate

Yuvraj pointed out the reason why MI had to make that move even though Rohit led the team to five IPL trophies.


“As you get older,” two-time World Cup champion’s VERDICT on Rohit Sharma vs Hardik Pandya Mumbai Indians captaincy debate

2011 World Cup-winning team (Image via X)

This year, there was a big change in the Mumbai Indians (MI) camp as the franchise appointed Hardik Pandya as the captain by replacing Rohit Sharma. It happened after Pandya was traded back to MI despite captaining the Gujarat Titans to the title in the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL).

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Fans, especially those of Rohit, couldn’t accept the new change in captaincy, and they expressed their anger by slamming the franchise and Pandya on social media. Amid the captaincy debate, former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh gave his opinion.

Yuvraj pointed out the reason why MI had to make that move even though Rohit led the team to five IPL trophies. The 2011 World Cup winner believes MI are thinking long-term which every team does, both in IPL and international cricket.

In franchise cricket, it always gets tough as you get older. Every franchise is always looking forward to promoting a young player on whom they have spent a lot, and that is only fair. I have faced this situation too. But then, there can't be a replacement for experience. Rohit has huge experience and has delivered. But a franchise has to think about the long term.
Yuvraj told The Times of India

Teenager breaks Yuvraj Singh’s 24-year-old record

On Monday (January 15), Karnataka’s Prakhar Chaturvedi scripted history by scoring an unbeaten 404 against Mumbai in the Cooch Bihar Trophy and broke Yuvraj Singh’s 24-year-old record. Yuvraj, who played for Punjab, had scored 358 runs against Bihar.

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Prakhar Chaturvedi (Image via ESPNcricinfo)

After batting first, Mumbai were bundled out for 380 runs. Prakhar’s 404* helped his team get a lead as they scored 890 for eight wickets.

But Chaturvedi’s score is not the highest in the tournament. Maharashtra’s Vijay Zol’s 451 still remains the highest score in the, which he scored against Assam in the 2011-12 season.

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