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‘Chinta mat karo…’: Akash Ambani reassuring words after fan heckles with ‘Rohit’ chant

‘Chinta mat karo…’: Akash Ambani reassuring words after fan heckles with ‘Rohit’ chant

During the IPL 2024 Auction proceedings, a passionate fan vocalized the collective concern about Rohit Sharma role in the franchise.

Mumbai Indians has created quite a stir, excitement and curiosity, especially with the significant shift in leadership as Hardik Pandya took over the captaincy from Rohit Sharma. The ten-year tenure of Rohit at the helm came to an end with this change, creating buzz and queries among fans.

During the IPL 2024 Auction proceedings, a passionate fan vocalized the collective concern about Rohit Sharma role in the franchise. In response, Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani stepped in with a reassuring and witty remark that echoed across social media platforms.

In a video shared by the franchise, Ambani addressed the fan’s query, saying, “Chinta Mat karo, vo batting karega (Do not worry, he will bat)” – a concise yet powerful statement that hinted at Rohit Sharma continued and significant contribution to the team despite the change in leadership.

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While Mumbai Indians navigated through the captaincy transition, the IPL 2024 Auction saw historic moments, notably Australia’s Mitchell Starc securing a remarkable deal with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a staggering Rs 24.75 crores. This move followed his captain Pat Cummins breaching the Rs 20 crore mark after being acquired by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), making him the most expensive player in IPL history.

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Mahela Jayawardene, Mumbai Indians’ Global Head of Cricket, discussed key points during a chat with JioCinema on the sidelines of the IPL Auction 2024 in Dubai.

Hardik Pandya as the new MI captain:
Highlighting Hardik Pandya longstanding presence in the dressing room, Jayawardene expressed confidence in his abilities as an all-rounder. He sees the transition in captaincy as an opportunity to capitalize on Pandya’s successful leadership experience with Gujarat.

Captaincy transition at MI:
Jayawardene addressed the tough decision to transition captaincy, acknowledging its emotional nature. Emphasizing the franchise’s appreciation for every player’s contributions, he stressed the commitment to building on the team’s legacy and striving for continued success. Despite potential perceptions of prematurity, Jayawardene emphasized the necessity of the decision for the team’s progress.

Understanding fan reactions:
Recognizing the emotional investment of fans, Jayawardene deemed it fair for them to react. While respecting fan sentiments, he reiterated the franchise’s responsibility to make decisions in the best interest of the team, acknowledging the emotional but necessary aspect of such choices.

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