Group politics emerges in Mumbai Indians' camp, reports suggest shocking revelations

Mumbai Indians under the captaincy of the new skipper Hardik Pandya have faced two consecutive defeats in the first two matches against Gujarat Titans and SRH.

Umesh Sharma
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It seems like everything is not going well in the Mumbai Indians (MI) camp, both on and off the field, ever since star all-rounder Hardik Pandya has taken over the captaincy from the former skipper Rohit Sharma. The team has faced massive defeats in their first two matches against Gujarat Titans and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

Meanwhile, MI fans have found it very difficult to accept Pandya as their captain. Now, some media reports have suggested some shocking revelations about the dressing room environment of the joint-most successful team in the history of the IPL.

Franchise owners having the back of current skipper Hardik Pandya - Reports

A report in Dainik Jagran suggests that group politics has taken over the MI camp; one of the groups in the team includes the current Indian skipper and former MI skipper, Rohit Sharma, alongside Jasprit Bumrah, Tilak Verma and some other players. The other group has the current skipper Hardik Pandya, alongside Ishan Kishan and other players in it.

In the further line of events, the same media report has understood that the franchise owners are backing the current skipper, Hardik Pandya.

Notably, Mumbai Indians are currently in the bottom half of the IPL points table in the 9th spot, with two consecutive losses and a miserable net run rate of -0.925.

In the last match on March 27 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, the SRH batters brutally hammered the bowling attack of MI and posted the highest-ever team total, not only in the IPL history but also in the entire history of the franchise T20 leagues by scoring 277 runs for the loss of just 3 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.

Later, in the second innings, the MI batters also showed some intent but couldn’t cross the finishing line and fell 32  runs short of the target and lost the match by 31 runs, scoring 246 runs for the loss of 5 wickets in the entire 20 overs.