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Rohit Sharma's wife Ritika's comment on Mark Boucher's MI captaincy podcast adds more fuel to fire

Published at :February 6, 2024 at 2:32 PM
Modified at :February 6, 2024 at 2:32 PM
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Hardik Pandya has replaced Rohit Sharma as captain of Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2024.

Ritika Sajdeh has invalidated Mark Boucher’s rationale for removing Rohit Sharma as Mumbai Indians (MI) captain before the IPL 2024. On December 15, 2023, Rohit was replaced as MI’s captain by Hardik Pandya, with Boucher outlining the reason on Monday, 5th February, 2024.

The decision to replace Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya elicited heated emotions from Mumbai Indians fans, and key MI players such as Suryakumar Yadav expressed their displeasure with the move via cryptic social media posts.

MI coach Mark Boucher has detailed the reasoning behind the captaincy change for one of the IPL’s most successful teams, nearly three months after the move was made.

Speaking on the Smash Sports podcast, Boucher said: “One thing I did pick up with Ro (Rohit) is that he is a fantastic guy. I mean he’s been captaining for ages and he’s done really well for Mumbai Indians and for India as well. He walks into a place and there’s just cameras in it and he’s so busy and he hasn’t had probably the best couple of seasons of late with the bat but he’s done well as a captain.”

Adding further, Boucher said, “And I just thought you know when we’re speaking with the whole Mumbai Indians group, we thought that maybe this is the opportunity for him to step in for his last year or so. We believe he’s got some great value to add and just go out there and actually enjoy it without the hype of being a captain. He is still going to captain India so that hype’s gonna be there but when he steps into the IPL maybe just take that extra bit of pressure off him as a captain and maybe we get the best out of Rohit Sharma.” 

Rohit Sharma is one of the most successful captains in the 16 seasons of the Indian Premier League, winning five trophies in all his years as captain, tied with CSK’s MS Dhoni.

“So many things wrong with this”- Ritika Sajdeh’s comment on Mark Boucher’s explanation complicates the issue

Rohit Sharma’s wife Ritika Sajdeh now has responded after MI head coach Mark Boucher talked about the reasons behind Hardik Pandya replacing Rohit Sharma as the skipper of the Mumbai Indians (MI) ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

Replying to the video, Ritika wrote, “So many things wrong with this…”

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