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IPL 2024: Crowd ‘boos’ Hardik Pandya during SRH vs MI clash

IPL 2024: Crowd ‘boos’ Hardik Pandya during SRH vs MI clash

SRH vs MI: Hardik Pandya, the recently chosen captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI), is struggling on the field after the Hyderabad fans jeered him during MI’s season-opening match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on March 27. At the toss, Pandya was greeted with thunderous “boos” from the fans, who openly expressed their displeasure at seeing him lead the Mumbai Indians. Pandya was speaking to commentator Ian Bishop.

At Mumbai’s opening game of the season against his former team, Gujarat Titans (GT), at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the 30-year-old also encountered the anger of the crowd. Notably, Pandya, the captain of GT, was traded to the Mumbai Indians (MI) prior to the 2024 Indian Premier League, a move that angered Gujarati supporters.

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After he joined the team, MI even named the all-rounder the team’s captain, unseating its five-time winning captain, Rohit Sharma. This infuriated MI supporters, who believed that Rohit hadn’t received fair treatment from the team. Due to the entire ordeal, Pandya has been the target of intense abuse on social media and in real life, as supporters of both teams are pursuing him.

To make matters worse, Pandya’s captaincy debut for Mumbai didn’t go well; in three overs with the ball, he gave up thirty runs. Later, he was removed for 11 (4) after failing to score 19 runs in the final over to get his team over the finish line. The all-rounder also faced criticism for his choices as he oddly chose to accept the new ball ahead of their speed leader, Jasprit Bumrah.

But he soon recognized his error, and in the fourth over, he introduced Bumrah, who gave the first strike of the game, removing Wriddhiman Saha. With statistics of 3/14 in four overs at the end of the match, the speedster contributed to keeping GT to 168/6 in their allocated 20 overs.

So, this was all about the SRH vs MI clash insider. Also read, IPL 2024: Netizens go gaga as Dhoni pranks Bravo

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