Zoom News : Nov 27, 2023, 09:30 AM
Mumbai Indians: What hardly anyone had thought about till about 4 days ago, has finally become true. The most shocking deal in IPL history has been done. Hardik Pandya, who started his career with Mumbai Indians, is returning to this franchise once again. Hardik Pandya is returning to his 'home' after shining in leadership for Gujarat Titans for 2 consecutive years. The team management and fans will be very happy with Hardik's return, but there are two strong players in the team for whom this is not good news.Hardik Pandya started his journey with Mumbai Indians in 2015. While playing for this franchise, he got recognition and the lack of a great Indian all-rounder for Team India was also filled. Then, after staying in this franchise for 6 seasons, he moved to Gujarat, where a very important aspect was added to his cricketing skills – captaincy. By winning the title in the first season and then reaching the final in the next, Hardik also showed his captaincy skills.Bad news for these 2 playersAlready a tremendous all-rounder and now with leadership qualities, Hardik Pandya is returning to Mumbai Indians. Obviously, with this the 5-time champion franchise will again become as powerful as before. Despite this, it will affect the two most important players of the franchise, for whom Hardik's return is like a broken dream. These two players are Suryakumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah.In the last two seasons, Mumbai had two options as Rohit's successor in the form of Suryakumar Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah. In IPL 2023, Surya took command in the absence of Rohit in the first one or two matches. Bumrah could also have got this opportunity but he was out of the entire season due to injury. In such a situation, if Hardik had not returned, it was certain that one or both of these two would have got the leadership role, which now seems difficult to happen.Hardik is not returning to Mumbai like thisIn fact, Hardik's return to Mumbai simply means that he will be the next captain of the team after Rohit Sharma. Hardik was not only the captain of Gujarat till now, he was also the face of the franchise. Also, the success of captaincy took him to greater heights. Obviously, Hardik must have left all this so that he could get a chance to manage the most successful team of the league. In such a situation, whenever Rohit Sharma decides to step down from the captaincy, then naturally Hardik will get the responsibility. In such a situation, it would not be surprising if Bumrah and Surya are unhappy with Hardik's return.