Sunil Gavaskar In Favour Of ‘Tired’ Rohit Sharma’s Change In Captaincy

Rohit Sharma’s change of roles in Mumbai Indians has sparked a lot of debate as to what would have been the right thing to do. Hardik Pandya has been named as the new Mumbai Indians captain after having two successful seasons with Gujarat Titans.

However, Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar is in favour of change of MI captaincy and says that people should not delve into the rights or wrongs.

We shouldn’t go into rights and wrongs. But, the decision they have taken is for the benefit of the team. In the last two years, Rohit’s contribution, even with the bat, has dipped a little bit. Earlier, he used to score big, but in the last two years, they finished No. 9 or No. 10 the year before last year and in the last year they qualified for the playoffs,” Gavaskar said while speaking to Star Sports.

Sunil’s Verdict on Rohit

Gavaskar also stated that the decision to make Hardik Pandya captain could be the result of Rohit Sharma feeling tired with the responsibilities of both domestic and national team on his shoulders.

“But we missed seeing the mojo in Rohit Sharma that we used to see in the previous few years. Maybe, he was a little tired because of playing continuous cricket, he was a little tired because of captaincy, leading India and the franchise.” Gavaskar said while speaking to Star Sports.

“At times, you need fresh thinking. Hardk brings in that fresh thinking. I think the decision will only benefit Mumbai Indians, it will not deter them,” he added.

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