Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

After a sensational trade deal with Gujarat Titans (GT), Mumbai Indians (MI) have put all the speculation to an end by announcing the star all-rounder as the captain of the team in place of veteran batsman Rohit Sharma.

As per reports in some section of the media, the announcement was not at all a surprise and it was always around the corner.

As per sources, Hardik had set the precondition that he would only return to Mumbai Indians if offered the captaincy role as well. The 30-year-old had made it clear to the franchise, who after consultation, agreed to the captaincy clause. 

The report further added that Rohit was informed about Mumbai Indians’ roadmap and the need for an immediate change in captaincy, through a series of meetings, before he agreed to play under Hardik in the impending season.

Overall, Rohit led MI to 87 wins during his tenure, the most by any captain in the period of last 10 years. Not to forget, MI never lost a final under Rohit.