Sunil Gavaskar: Sunil Gavaskar gave a big statement regarding IPL 2024

New Delhi:

Former Indian cricket team's veteran batsman Sunil Gavaskar is confident that Mumbai Indians will benefit from the change in captaincy and Rohit Sharma will be able to play more freely in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League.

Mumbai Indians had traded Hardik Pandya to Gujarat Titans before the player auction for IPL 2024.

There was a lot of talk about this.

Hardik Pandya was then made the captain of the franchise.

Making Hardik Pandya the captain meant that Rohit Sharma, under whose leadership Mumbai Indians had won the IPL title five times, ended his 10-year tenure as captain.

This decision of Mumbai Indians was discussed a lot, but Gavaskar feels that due to the T20 World Cup, this season is going to be very busy for Rohit Sharma and after Hardik becomes the captain, Rohit Sharma will be able to focus more on his game.

Sunil Gavaskar said in a Star Sports show about Rohit Sharma, "Allowing Rohit to play completely as a batsman... It has been a busy season for him, first the World Cup and now this series. ..This will give him the freedom to play without worrying about other players. My belief is that this will work very well for Mumbai Indians. Having a player like Rohit will be invaluable for Hardik. Hardik will like Rohit as 'captain'. It will be fun to meet together."

Sunil Gavaskar further said that Hardik will benefit from having an experienced captain like Rohit during the season and this can prove to be 'invaluable' for Mumbai Indians.


Sunil Gavaskar also said that wicketkeeper Dhruv Jurel, who plays for Rajasthan Royals in the league, could be the superstar of this season.

Let us tell you, after faltering in the first innings in the Test held in Ranchi, Dhruv Jurel scored 90 runs in the first innings and in the second innings he played an important role in India's victory by playing an unbeaten 39 runs.

On the basis of Dhruv Jurel's brilliant innings, India won by five wickets in Ranchi and won the five-match series against England 3-1.

Sunil Gavaskar further said, "He can be sent higher up the order. Jurel can be a superstar after this performance in Test matches. Even Akash Deep can get more experience in RCB and he can become a death over specialist." Can play a role which he was missing last season."

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