Commenting on this transition Mahela Jayawardene, Global Head of Performance, here’s what 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.”
Hardik Pandya will assume leadership from Rohit Sharma, a highly successful captain in IPL history, who guided Mumbai Indians to an impressive five IPL titles. Speaking on Rohit’s impact on the Mumbai-based franchise, Jayawardene added.
“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.”