IPL 2022: Rohit Sharma sends best wishes to Gujarat Captain Hardik Pandya – He did the job perfectly for us

IPL 2022: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma said that Hardik Pandya played a big part in the success of Mumbai Indians and it would be a different challenge for him to lead a team.

Hardik Pandya played a big part in the success of MI: Rohit Sharma (courtesy of BCCI)

Hardik Pandya played a big part in the success of MI: Rohit Sharma (courtesy of BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rohit Sharma said that Hardik played a key role in the success of the Mumbai Indians
  • Hardik Pandya was not retained by Mumbai Indians ahead of the 2022 IPL
  • The Gujarat Titans drafted Hardik as their captain for Rs 15 crore

Mumbai Indian captain Rohit Sharma conveyed his best wishes to former teammate Hardik Pandya in his new role as captain of the Gujarat Titans in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.

Praising Hardik, Rohit said the all-rounder had a huge impact and played a big part in the Mumbai Indians’ success, but captaining another franchise will be a different challenge for him.

“Hardik Pandya’s contribution cannot be ignored by the Mumbai Indians. He did the job perfectly for us. He is now the captain of one of the IPL franchises, best wishes to him,” Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said in a virtual press conference.

Hardik Pandya was not retained by the Mumbai Indians ahead of the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. However, he was drafted by the Gujarat Titans as captain for Rs 15 crore. Although the Baroda all-rounder had no prior IPL leadership experience, he was a fixture on the Mumbai Indians’ winning teams in the past.

Pandya, downgraded from Class A to C in the BCCI’s central contracts, had recently taken a general examination at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, where he bowled and also passed the ‘yo-yo’ test with ease .

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