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My captaincy is simple: Hardik Pandya reveals captaincy mantra after dismal IPL 2024 campaign

My captaincy is simple: Hardik Pandya reveals captaincy mantra after dismal IPL 2024 campaign

Mumbai Indians skipper Hardik Pandya reveals captaincy mantra, claims his captaincy is simple and includes backing the players

Hardik Pandya had a season to forget as the skipper of Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024. He was traded to MI from Gujarat Titans and had a poor outing. The 5-time champions became the first team to be knocked out from the race for the top 4. However, Hardik has claimed that that his captaincy is simple and he is not a result-oriented person.

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“I think my captaincy is simple. It’s just Hardik Pandya playing with 10 other of his teammates. The mantra is simple. Looking after the players, you give them the confidence, you give them the belief, you give them the love. They will go out and give more than 100 percent and that’s something I ask for,” Hardik spoke on Star Sports.

Not result Oriented!

After 2 successful seasons with GT he made a return to his old side. With the Titans he managed to win the IPL on their first season and ended up runners to CSK last year. But things went downhill at Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024.

Hardik Pandya claimed that his captaincy mantra is simple. It includes himself playing with 10 other players. He looks after the players and that instils confidence in the team.

“I am not someone who is result-oriented, but I am definitely approach-oriented. (I see) what kind of approach they (players) are showing, and if I feel that is suiting the team, I think somewhere down the line it helps the team,” he concluded.

Not the season he wanted

Hardik Pandya didn’t want the season that he underwent in IPL 2024. Not only he individually as a player, but also Mumbai Indians had a horrible outing. Mumbai Indians are placed at the bottom of the IPL Points Table. The Team in Blue has managed to win just 4 games from 13 matches so far.

This accounts to just a 30% win record in IPL 2024. Personally for Hardik, it has been a poor campaign both with the bat and ball. In 12 innings, he has managed to score just 200 runs with an average of 18.2. In the bowling front, he has scalped 11 wickets from equal innings with an average of 32.7.

Hardik Pandya stats as Captain and Not Captain in IPL

PlayerTeamsMatchesNot CaptainAs Captain
InnsBat AvgBowl AvgInnsBat AvgBowl Avg
H PandyaGujarat Titans1369826.2232.022936.5938.73
H PandyaMumbai Indians13611530.3833.261218.1832.73
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