Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has replaced Rohit Sharma as the captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI) for the upcoming edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).

However, it seems all is not well in MI camp ahead of IPL 2024. Speculation is also rife among the fans and experts that there has been a rift between Hardik and Rohit.

When one goes to Rohit’s Instagram profile and look to search for Hardik, the latter does not appear. In Hardik’s profile also it is found that he too is not following Rohit in Instagram.

Earlier, MI coach Mark Boucher had revealed why Rohit was removed as captain and Hardik Pandya was made the leader for the upcoming season of the IPL. However, reactions poured in from all quarters. But the one reaction that was blown out of proportion was Rohit’s wife Ritika Sajdeh’s comment on Boucher’s podcast. Ritika hinted that not all is right in the MI camp.

“It’s just more of a cricketing decision that was made and I do think it is going to bring the best out of Rohit as a person as a player. Just let him go out and enjoy and score some good runs. He’s been captaining for ages and he’s done really well for Mumbai Indians. Now he also leads India as well. It is that he walks into a place and there’s just cameras in it and he’s so busy and he hasn’t had probably the best couple of seasons of late with the bat but he’s done well as a captain,” Boucher had said on his podcast.