IPL 2024
Rohit Sharma’s Fielding Instructions To Hardik Pandya Raise Eyebrows
By CricShots - Mar 27, 2024 9:53 pm
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In a dramatic turn of events, Hardik Pandya found himself at the center of attention once again, but this time, for his on-field interactions with former Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma during the IPL clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya

Last week, Pandya’s leadership style drew criticism when he was seen commanding Rohit Sharma to field near the boundary, a role typically assigned to younger or less experienced players. This move raised eyebrows among fans and sparked debates on social media about Pandya’s approach as Mumbai Indians’ new captain.

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However, the tables turned during the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, as Mumbai Indians struggled to contain the opposition’s explosive batting display. Rohit Sharma, now in charge of setting the field, was witnessed instructing Pandya to take up a position near the boundary. Pandya, seemingly taken aback by the request, sought clarification from Rohit before complying with the instructions.


Meanwhile, on the batting front, Sunrisers Hyderabad delivered a spectacular performance, with Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma leading the charge. Head’s blistering half-century, achieved in just 18 balls, set the tone for SRH’s dominant display. Abhishek Sharma followed suit, reaching his fifty in a mere 16 balls, leaving Mumbai Indians struggling to contain the onslaught.

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As the game progressed, SRH continued to pile on the runs, with Heinrich Klaasen and Aiden Markram further bolstering the team’s total. At the time of reporting, SRH stood at an impressive 214 for 3 after 16 overs, with Klaasen and Markram showcasing their batting prowess.

Both Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad are eager to secure their first win of the season after starting their IPL campaign with losses. With the competition heating up, fans can expect more thrilling encounters as the tournament progresses.