Former India cricketer on MI captain’s return at the Wankhede Stadium


Pandya’s debut match as Mumbai Indians captain didn’t go in line with plan, as the 5-time champions continued their 11-year custom of shedding their opening match.

Former India cricketer Manoj Tiwary has made a prediction relating to Mumbai Indians captain, Hardik Pandya, suggesting that he might face a louder refrain of boos when the franchise performs their first house recreation at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Tiwary believes that Rohit Sharma and Mumbai Indians followers might not give Hardik a heat welcome when Mumbai takes on Rajasthan Royals in a extremely anticipated house recreation on April 1. Despite this, Tiwary expressed his confidence in Hardik’s capability to deal with such conditions, citing the title-winning captain’s sturdy temperament.

Leading as much as their first house recreation at the iconic stadium, Mumbai Indians will first face the SunRisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on March 27, Wednesday.

Hardik Pandya’s debut match as Mumbai Indians captain didn’t go in line with plan, as the 5-time champions continued their 11-year custom of shedding their opening match. MI suffered a heartbreaking defeat by 6 runs towards the Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Gujarat. The newly-appointed skipper, Hardik, confronted scrutiny for his choices and his staff’s incapacity to safe victory when 19 runs had been wanted from the last over. Despite cruising in direction of the goal, Mumbai didn’t chase down 43 runs of their final 5 overs, leading to a dramatic batting collapse.

During their opening match, a notable incident occurred when Hardik was booed by the crowd in the stands. The followers had been additionally displeased with Hardik’s fielding choices, notably when he positioned Rohit at the boundary line as an alternative of his standard spot inside the ring. Prior to this, some Mumbai Indians followers had voiced their disappointment over the choice to interchange Rohit as captain, resulting in a big lack of followers for the franchise on social media.

“You have to see how he gets welcomed here in Mumbai because I think he is going to get booed a bit louder here. Because as a fan, Mumbai fan or a Rohit Sharma fan, nobody expected that captaincy would be given to Hardik,” Manoj advised PTI information company.

“And despite Rohit giving five trophies to Mumbai Indians, he has to lose the captaincy. I don’t know what the reasons are, but I think it has not gone down well with the fans. And that is the reaction which you see on the field,” he added.

However, Manoj was impressed by Pandya’s dealing with of the backlash.

“Knowing him, whatever I have been observing of late through television, that despite getting booed, he kept his calm, he kept his nerve, which is the sign of a good temperament,” he mentioned.

“I believe even if he was not booed, he has to perform well to get into the Indian team to play the World cup. Because it is important for all the players to perform well and be fit as well to be available for selection. “And him being the primary all-rounder…clearly he must be in type and to be in type he has to carry out,” Manoj added.

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