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Rohit Sharma Breaks Silence on MI Captaincy Change: “It’s Part of Life”

Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma finally addressed the elephant in the room – his removal as Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper and Hardik Pandya taking over.

In a media interaction on Thursday, Rohit acknowledged the “whirlwind” few months, stating, “Not everything goes your way.” He led MI to five IPL titles, making his removal a surprise for many. It also led to fan discontent, with some booing Hardik during initial matches.

Despite the controversy, Rohit displayed professionalism. “It’s part of life,” he said. “It has been a great experience,” referring to playing under Pandya in the ongoing IPL.

There’s been speculation about his relationship with Pandya and how MI handled the captaincy shift. Rohit, however, downplayed any rift. “I have played under a lot of captains,” he said, mentioning Dhoni, Sehwag, Kohli, and others. “It’s no different.”

Rohit also addressed criticism about his batting form in previous seasons. “You go by it and try and do what’s required,” he said, highlighting his improved performance in IPL 2024 with 314 runs in 10 innings.

This statement marks the first time Rohit has spoken publicly about the captaincy change, offering a professional and composed perspective.

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