Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

It seems as if all is not well in the Mumbai Indians dressing room especially the relationship between former captain Rohit Sharma and current skipper Hardik Pandya.

During a recent practice session, another incident happened that highlighted the rift between Rohit and Hardik. The development pointed towards the existence of two different camps within the MI setup.

As per reports in some section of media, on the eve of the match against KKR, which MI lost, Rohit hit the nets first. There was no sign of Hardik when the Indian captain was going about his business. 

The reports further stated that Rohit was sitting on the sidelines with Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma after finishing his batting drill but the moment Hardik walked out to have a session at the nets, the trio got up and went towards the other side of the ground.

In the lead-up to the T20 World Cup 2024 to be played in USA and West Indies, a stained relationship between Indian skipper and vice-captain could turn out to be the Achilles heel for the Men in Blue in their bid to end an 11-year wait for an ICC trophy.