Fans have accused Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya of unfollowing one other on Instagram, sparking a new conflict between the two.
The Mumbai Indians (MI) are hoping to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2024, but even though the competition hasn’t started yet, the team has been involved in new scandal.
Hardik Pandya’s Return to MI Spurs Unforeseen Twist
After spending two years with the Gujarat Titans, Hardik Pandya was traded back to MI before to the December 2024 IPL auction. The ten-year stint of Rohit Sharma as the MI captain came to an end when the all-rounder was named captain upon his arrival.
Fans on social media have now claimed that the couple seems to have unfollowed one another on Instagram. It is possible that they unfollowed each other on social media or that they never followed each other in the first place.
The veracity of the rumors is yet unknown. With GT, Hardik Pandya had an incredible tenure. He led the team to victory in their first season and a runners-up position the following.
Even MI head coach Mark Boucher had already given an explanation for the captaincy swap choice. “It’s just more of a cricketing decision that was made and I do think it is going to bring out the best in Rohit as a player and as a person,” he stated in an interview with SmashSports.
Acknowledges Rohit’s past success as captain and leader
Let him enjoy himself and make some excellent runs. He has led the Mumbai Indians to great success for a very long time. He is now the leader of India as well. He enters a location where there are just cameras, and he is really busy. Although he hasn’t played well at the bat in a few seasons, he has been a successful captain.”
“I simply believed that maybe this is his chance to make a move as a player, while we were talking to the whole Mumbai Indians group. We think he can bring a lot to the table and simply enjoy himself on the field without the attention that comes with being a captain,” Boucher said.
“He will still lead India as captain, so there will be excitement, but when he plays in the IPL, maybe the strain of leading the team will be lessened and we will see the best of Rohit Sharma. We want to see him having fun and enjoying some time with his lovely family while grinning.”
However, it was not well welcomed by Rohit’s wife Ritika, who wrote “So many things wrong with this” in the podcast’s comments area, sparking a dispute.