Ex-India star slams Hardik Pandya after MI’s loss to KKR at Wankhede


Former India pacer emphasizes the necessity for enchancment in crew unity and respect for the captain.

Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan expressed his disappointment with Hardik Pandya’s decision-making in the course of the IPL 2024 match between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday. Pathan criticized the Mumbai Indians captain for introducing his sixth bowler at a vital juncture, permitting the Knight Riders to make a robust comeback within the contest.

Despite Kolkata Knight Riders struggling at 57-5 inside the first 10 overs after shedding the toss, Pandya opted to usher in Naman Dhir, who conceded 25 runs in his three overs with out taking any wickets. This determination proved expensive because it laid the muse for the 83-run partnership between Venkatesh Iyer and Manish Pandey, in the end main to the guests posting a successful whole of 169.

In a video posted on Instagram, Pathan famous that it’s justified to criticize Pandya for letting the Knight Riders off the hook.


“Mumbai Indians ki kahani khatam. Dekhiye yeh itni acchi thi paper mein, lekin usse manage nahin kiya gaya. Hardik Pandya ki kaptaani pe jo sawaal uth rahe they woh sahin they kyunki aaj dobara jab KKR ke saamne 57-5 kar diye, uske baad aap Naman Dhir ko 3 over lagaatar dene ki koi zarurat hee nahin thi. Aapko apne pramukh gendbaaz ko leke aana tha. Aap apne 6th bowler ko 3 over dala diye. Wahan pe saajhedari ban gayi thi Venkatesh Iyer aur Manish Pandey ki – 83 run ki saajhedaari.”

Pathan emphasised that there’s a lack of teamwork inside the Mumbai Indians. He added:

“Jahan pe 150 pe all out kar sakte they wahan 170 run bana diye aur vahi difference raha. Isliye baar baar kehte hain ki aaj bhi cricket mein kaptaani ka bahut bada asar hota hai aur manage karna bahut zaroori hai jo manage nahin kiya gaya. Mumbai Indians ek jut hokar nahin khel rahi hai.”

While the Mumbai Indians nonetheless have a mathematical likelihood of constructing it to the playoffs, they are going to want a number of elements to align of their favor so as to safe a spot within the postseason.

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