IPL 2024: Ravichandran Ashwin came out in support of Hardik, and said this!


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Hardik Pandya has been the centre of headlines recently. Even before the start of IPL 2024, various kinds of discussions were going on about Hardik. Since becoming the captain of Mumbai Indians, Hardik has faced all kinds of criticism. During the matches played in IPL 2024, fans have been quite vocal in their criticism of Hardik Pandya. Now Ravichandran Ashwin has come out in support of the Mumbai captain and said that such situations are not new.

Ashwin explained the dynamics of captaincy in cricket. He told how senior players have played under the leadership of young captains like Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Ashwin said that it is nothing new for a senior player to play under the captaincy of a junior. The Rajasthan Royals spinner stressed that it is being presented like it has never happened before.

He said, "If you don't like a player and hate him then why would any team come to sign him? We are behaving as if this has never happened before. Sachin Tendulkar played under the captaincy of Ganguly and both of them Rahul Played under Dravid's captaincy." All three of them also played under the captaincy of Anil Kumble and all of them played under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. When they were under Dhoni's captaincy, all of them were legends of cricket."

Hardik Pandya is becoming a victim of hatred

It is noteworthy that before the IPL, Mumbai Indians had traded Hardik Pandya to Gujarat Titans in a cash deal. Then, a few days later, Mumbai announced Hardik as the captain, which the fans did not like at all. Since the beginning of IPL 2024, fans have been showing hatred towards Hardik Pandya. The fans present in the stands are heavily criticizing Hardik Pandya.