R Ashwin backs Hardik Pandya amid fan backlash over captaincy


Ashwin offered an in depth evaluation of the backlash that Hardik Pandya acquired from followers after being promoted to the captaincy place at MI.

Mumbai Indians’ captain Hardik Pandya had a difficult begin to his tenure as skipper. His appointment was met with important opposition from the franchise’s personal followers, who largely favored Rohit Sharma attributable to his profitable management that resulted in 5 IPL titles. Many followers considered Rohit’s removing as captain as disrespectful.

As the season progressed, the state of affairs surrounding Hardik Pandya worsened with Mumbai Indians failing to safe a win of their first two matches. Alongside going through criticism on social media, Pandya’s batting performances have additionally been underwhelming. In their latest recreation towards SRH, Mumbai Indians conceded an IPL document complete of 277/3, and Pandya may solely handle to attain 24 runs off 20 deliveries with the bottom strike charge within the batting order.

In the midst of the continual criticism of Hardik and the dearth of response from Mumbai Indians concerning his state of affairs, Ravichandran Ashwin, the famend Indian off-spinner and member of the Rajasthan Royals, confirmed his help for his fellow participant.

During a dwell stream on his YouTube channel with cricket analyst Prasanna Agoram, Ashwin highlighted the significance of placing an finish to the escalating fan disputes, which he described as turning into extra dangerous. The pair additionally debated the need of Mumbai Indians administration stepping in and making a press release, particularly contemplating the controversy surrounding participant transfers.

Neither has any position to play. Neither the franchise nor the participant has a job to play on this in any respect. I believe the duty and the onus lies on the followers,” Ashwin stated, as quoted by Sportstar.

“Have you seen this happen in any other country? Have you seen Joe Root and Zak Crawley fans fight? Or have you seen Joe Root and Jos Buttler fans fight? It’s crazy. Have you seen Steve Smith and Pat Cummins fans fight in Australia?

“I’ve said this many times. This is cricket. This is a cinema culture. I know there are things like marketing, positioning and branding. I don’t deny it. I don’t believe in all this on my side but it’s not wrong to indulge either. Fan wars should never go in this ugly a route. One should remember which country these players represent- our country. So then what warrants a cricketer getting booed?” Ashwin stated.

Ashwin illustrated his level with an instance, highlighting the truth that certainly one of India’s best cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar, continued to play below Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy after stepping down as captain himself. Furthermore, they each performed below Rahul Dravid’s management as effectively. Eventually, the trio reunited on the sector throughout MS Dhoni’s captaincy.

“I don’t understand. If you don’t like a player and boo a player, why should a team come out to issue a clarification? We act like this has not happened before. (Sourav) Ganguly played under Sachin (Tendulkar) and vice versa. These two have both played under Rahul Dravid’s captaincy. These three have played under Anil Kumble and all of them have played under Dhoni. When they were under Dhoni, these players were cricket jambhavans (giants). Dhoni too played under Virat,” he stated.

Recently, Virat Kohli has been enjoying below the captaincy of Rohit Sharma in all three codecs of the sport. In 2021, he additionally relinquished his position as skipper of RCB and has since been enjoying below the management of South Africa’s Faf du Plessis.

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Nilesh Desai
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