‘Too many mistakes by Pandya’: Ex-India cricketer slams MI captain

NEW DELHI: Mumbai Indians on Tuesday faced their seventh defeat, their third consecutive loss, in the IPL 2024 when the Hardik Pandya-led team played against KL Rahul‘s Lucknow Super Giants at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow.
This loss significantly diminished the five-time champions’ chances of reaching the top four, as they now stand ninth in the rankings with just 6 points.
Following the match, a former India cricketer criticized Hardik Pandya, stating that the new captain’s numerous mistakes have cost the team heavily in IPL 2024.
“The team Mumbai Indians that qualified last year didn’t had Jasprit Bumrah but this season they had his services. Still they are in this situation. Purely because the team wasn’t managed well on the ground. Too many mistakes by their captain Hardik Pandya. It’s the truth,” Irfan posted on his social media handle.
Pandya, who took over as captain from Rohit Sharma this season, has faced intense scrutiny due to the Mumbai Indians’ troubled IPL 2024 campaign.
Hardik has been met with boos at several IPL 2024 venues, including Wankhede Stadium, the Mumbai Indians’ home ground.
His performance with both bat and ball has been underwhelming this season.
On Tuesday against LSG, Pandya was dismissed for a golden duck. In 10 matches, he has managed to score just 197 runs at an average of 21.88 and has taken only 6 wickets.

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