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Updated December 18th, 2023 at 19:08 IST

Yuzvendra Chahal uploads profile pic with Rohit Sharma after Hardik Pandya named MI captain

Yuzvendra Chahal took to the social media platform 'X' to update his profile picture, featuring a poignant moment where Rohit Sharma is seen embracing him.

Vishal Tiwari
Rohit Sharma and Yuzvendra Chahal
Rohit Sharma and Yuzvendra Chahal | Image:BCCI
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Following the recent leadership changes in Mumbai Indians, Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has openly expressed his admiration and respect for Rohit Sharma in an emotional statement. Mumbai Indians' longest-serving skipper Rohit Sharma has been compelled to step down from captaincy following the return of Hardik Pandya to the side. Chahal seemed unhappy with the development as he changed his profile picture on social media with that of Rohit.

3 things you need to know

  • Mumbai Indians bought Hardik Pandya from Gujarat Titans in an all-cash deal
  • Hardik had left Mumbai following a 7-year-long stint from 2015 to 2022
  • He joined GT as captain and helped them win their maiden IPL title

Also Read: Rohit Sharma to remain as preferred captain choice for T20 World Cup despite MI move - Reports

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Yuzvendra Chahal changes profile pic amid Rohit-Hardik captaincy controversy

Yuzvendra Chahal took to the social media platform 'X' to update his profile picture, featuring a poignant moment where Rohit Sharma is seen embracing him during an India match. This image serves as a powerful symbol of the strong bond shared between the two cricketers.

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It is noteworthy that Chahal's career has experienced significant growth under Rohit Sharma's guidance, both in the national team and during their shared time in the Indian Premier League (IPL), where the spinner briefly played for Mumbai Indians before departing to Royal Challengers Bangalore.

While the decision to replace Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya as the new captain of Mumbai Indians has generated mixed reactions, it signifies a strategic shift for the five-time champions.

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Published December 18th, 2023 at 19:08 IST

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