Bumrah had shared a cryptic post a day after MI announced the return of Hardik Pandya to the franchise.
A week ago, Jasprit Bumrah posted a cryptic post online that led to rumours of an alleged rift between him and the Mumbai Indians. The alleged rift was caused after Hardik Pandya announced his return to the franchise. Fans online speculated that Bumrah was unhappy with Pandya’s return, as he felt the captaincy would be his once Rohit Sharma retired. However, these rumours of the rift have been quashed by MI after they posted an image of the spearhead on their social media accounts.
Mumbai Indians posted an image of Jasprit Bumrah on his account with the quote, “Silence is sometimes the best answer.” The quote was earlier used by Bumrah himself and was taken out of proportion by fans who started to allege that Bumrah would leave MI for the Chennai Super Kings ahead of IPL 2024 auction.
Bumrah or Pandya, who’ll lead the Mumbai Indians next?
Rohit Sharma is one of the most successful captains in IPL history, with 5 titles to his name. However, the end of his career is close. The 37-year-old will potentially lead MI in IPL 2024, but who will helm the leadership after that?
Pandya’s return to the captaincy fray at MI after leaving for the Gujarat Titans two years ago will raise a few questions for the management. The pacer has been playing for the franchise for a decade and may feel that the leadership role was his after Rohit eventually stepped down.
However, with Pandya’s surprise return, his role at the franchise may remain the same. Will the Mumbai Indians choose the tried, tested, and successful captain Pandya, or the loyal and hard-working member of the MI family, Jasprit Bumrah? Only time will tell.