The cryptic posts comes a day after MI announced the return of Hardik Pandya to the franchise.
The plot thickens! A day after Mumbai Indian’s prodigal son, Hardik Pandya, announced his return to the franchise, their spearhead, Jasprit Bumrah, joined the social media speculation party. Unlike Pandya’s post online, Bumrah has posted a cryptic message on his Instagram account.
Bumrah posted a story on his account with the quote, “SILENCE is sometimes the best answer.”
What makes this cryptic post from the spearhead interesting is that it coincides with Pandya’s return to the franchise after two years. One can only speculate that this is regarding the captaincy of the Mumbai Indians. Although skipper Rohit Sharma is one of the most successful captains in IPL history, 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 may have rubbed Bumrah the wrong way. The pacer may feel that the leadership role was his after Rohit eventually stepped down, but Pandya’s return may have changed his and the Mumbai Indian’s minds about who gets to be the new skipper.
Jasprit Bumrah miffed with MI? Star pacer allegedly unfollows his IPL franchise
As if the cryptic post was not enough, Bumrah has also allegedly unfollowed the Mumbai Indians’ official account on Instagram. This further fuels the fire when it comes to the alleged rift between him and his franchise.