IPL 2024 / Bad bowling, useless captaincy… this legend of Hardik Pandya ‘tore apart’

Zoom News : Apr 16, 2024, 07:00 AM
IPL 2024: Hardik Pandya's troubles are not ending. Ever since he took over the captaincy of Mumbai Indians, he is being criticized from all sides. First Hardik Pandya had to face booing from the fans, now due to the team's defeat, questions are being raised on his captaincy. Especially after the defeat against Chennai Super Kings, cricket experts have gone after him. Many cricket experts have raised questions about his fitness, bowling and captaincy. The great batsman Sunil Gavaskar destroyed Hardik. He looked very angry with Pandya's bowling against Dhoni.

Gavaskar angry at Pandya

Veteran Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar looked very angry with Mumbai's defeat against Chennai. For this he completely blamed Hardik Pandya. Gavaskar scolded Pandya for his captaincy and bowling. Especially his bowling against Dhoni in the 20th over was considered completely useless. He said that it is known that the batsman is waiting for the length ball, yet bowling the ball there, the next ball a full toss on the leg side, this was very ordinary bowling. Let us tell you that Pandya had given 26 runs in the last over, while Mumbai lost by 20 runs.

Questions on Pandya's captaincy

Gavaskar also described Pandya's captaincy as very ordinary. During the fielding of Mumbai Indians, Mohammad Nabi did good spin bowling in the powerplay. He gave only 19 runs in three overs. Shreyas Gopal had also taken 1 wicket for 9 runs in the first over. But despite beating the fast bowlers, Pandya did not give the ball to both of them in the middle overs. Despite Akash Madhwal having over, he himself came to bowl the last over. These decisions of his filled the Indian cricketing legend with anger.

Pietersen and Lara also surprised

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has also expressed surprise at Pandya's captaincy. He could not believe that despite the fast bowlers giving away runs, Pandya kept the spinners in check. He said that he could not understand why Hardik Pandya was not going on Plan B. Brian Lara was also surprised to see this.