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IPL 2024: Will Rohit Sharma be comfortable playing under Hardik Pandya? Harbhajan Singh has his say

IPL 2024: Will Rohit Sharma be comfortable playing under Hardik Pandya? Harbhajan Singh has his say

Harbhajan also heaped praise on Rohit Sharma's leadership capabilities, saying his guidance helped the youngsters perform in the IND vs ENG series.

Are the cracks in the Mumbai Indians dressing room becoming too big for all to see? Will Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya be able to foster a harmonious relationship in IPL 2024? Will Rohit Sharma be comfortable playing under Hardik Pandya? These are some questions that has been rounds ahead of IPL 2024. Former Mumbai Indians and India spinner Harbhajan Singh offered his take on the matter, claiming both players would seek to leave the controversy behind and focus on the job at hand: providing Mumbai Indians with their 6th IPL trophy.

Harbhajan Singh opened up on a lot of things including Rohit Sharma’s leadership and Mumbai Indians’ pertinent problems in an interaction with the Times of India.

‘The Turbunator’, as he is fondly called, was asked if Rohit Sharma will be comfortable playing under Hardik Pandya. “Only time will tell. Who will be comfortable or who will not? Mumbai Indians have been a solid and formidable team in IPL. I am sure they would love to leave the controversies behind and pave the way for the future,” Harbhajan said.

Rohit Sharma an amazing leader: Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan also heaped lavish praise on Rohit Sharma the captain, claiming the youngsters were lucky to play under Rohit in the IND vs ENG series.

Rohit Sharma is a human being the entire dressing room loves. The foundation of this young Team India has been laid by Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli wasn’t part of the (England) series. In the absence of a stalwart like him, the way youngsters have performed is just amazing and commendable.

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Youngsters came forward and grabbed the opportunity from both hands. Credit to Rohit, the way he handled and guided these youngsters, and showed trust and faith in them. It was just amazing. He is an amazing leader. Be it Yashasvi, Sarfaraz, Shubman (Gill), or Jurel, they all needed a platform and a captain who could push them forward. They needed a hand on their shoulders and Rohit played that big role very, very well,” Harbhajan said.

He was a captain and a big brother to these youngsters in the series. He conveyed a message to them – ‘mai aapke saath hun, aap wo kariye jo aapko aata hai’ (I am with you, do what you know),” Harbhajan added.

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