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Hardik Pandya ‘experiment failed’; Fans come with memes as MI officially out of IPL 2024

Hardik Pandya ‘experiment failed’; Fans come with memes as MI officially out of IPL 2024

With their IPL 2024 campaign over, MI can now focus on rebuilding and strategizing for the next season.

The Mumbai Indians (MI) have become the first team officially eliminated from the IPL 2024 playoffs. This marks a disappointing end for the Hardik Pandya-led five-time champions, whose struggles throughout the season culminated in their early exit.

Sunrisers Hyderabad seal Mumbai Indians fate

MI’s hopes were dashed after the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) secured a dominant 10-wicket victory over the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Wednesday.

This win pushed SRH to 14 points in the standings, effectively cutting off any possibility for MI to reach the necessary points tally for playoffs qualification, even if they win their remaining matches.

Inconsistent IPL 2024 start haunts MI

The seeds of their elimination were sown early in the season when MI endured a difficult start, losing their first three matches.

While flashes of brilliance, like victories against the Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), offered glimpses of promise, inconsistency proved to be their downfall. Following those wins, MI suffered a string of four consecutive losses that ultimately solidified their fate.

Hardik Pandya Captaincy experiment divides fans

The decision to appoint Hardik Pandya as captain, replacing the highly successful Rohit Sharma, was a gamble that hasn’t paid off. Some fans have taken to social media, using memes to express their opinion that the “Hardik Pandya experiment failed.”

Social Media Flooded with Memes

The internet, as always, reacted swiftly. MI’s elimination sparked a wave of memes on social media, with fans expressing their disappointment and offering their takes on the season’s developments.

IPL 2024 season to learn from

Despite the early exit, MI can still salvage some pride by aiming for strong finishes in their remaining matches against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and LSG.

However, the focus will undoubtedly shift towards analyzing the season’s shortcomings and strategizing for a stronger return in IPL 2025.

Mumbai Indians: Building for Future

With their IPL 2024 campaign over, MI can now focus on rebuilding and strategizing for the next season. Lessons learned from this challenging season will be crucial in shaping their future direction and ensuring a stronger performance in IPL 2025.

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