Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Star all-rounder Hardik Pandya had faced severe backlashes by several fans in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 after MI appointed him as the skipper of the team replacing veteran batsman Rohit Sharma.

Meanwhile, former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has urged BCCI to bring Hardik and Rohit  to be on the same page after the captaincy fiasco in IPL 2024 ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 to be held in USA and West Indies in June.

Bhajji (as Harbhajan is popularly known among the fans) also  backed Hardik to bounce back in Indian colours in the marquee event. 

"When Pandya wears that blue jersey, he will be a different Hardik Pandya because we know he can score those runs and take those wickets. I want Hardik to come good as he has gone through a lot and I wish him all the very best to have a very good tournament for India," said Harbhajan during a recent interaction.

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"If Pandya has a good tournament, obviously India will have a great chance to go forward. Yes, his form is a bit of a concern...and lot of other stuff was going on around him, his shifting from Gujarat to Mumbai, was a big change and MI didn't react too well to Hardik coming back and that too as captain," he added.

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