Hardik Pandya faces criticism from fans after Mumbai Indians’ defeat against Gujarat Titans in IPL 2024

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Hardik Pandya faces criticism from fans after Mumbai Indians' defeat against Gujarat Titans in IPL 2024
Hardik Pandya faces criticism from fans after Mumbai Indians' defeat against Gujarat Titans in IPL 2024

Hardik Pandya, the captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI), received a rebuke from fans after the team’s loss to The Gujarat Titans (GT) in the fifth game in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 in Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium.

MI’s Disappointing Defeat

Following the winning of toss, and deciding to bowl first MI’s bowlers had success in limiting GT to 168/6 in just 20 overs. But their batting did not quite meet their expectations because they were unable to reach the goal, ultimately losing the game by six runs.

Anger of fans

In the course of the match, Pandya was booed by the Ahmedabad crowd. The reason for this is attributable on the basis that Pandya has previously captained his team, the Gujarat Titans, leading them to a title victory in their debut season and reaching the finals the following season. The decision to quit GT for MI MI did not go down well with the Gujarat fans, resulting in their anger and boos by MI captain. MI captain.

Hate Social media

In addition, on social media, Pandya faced a barrage of criticisms for his style of captaincy. Fans voiced their anger and displeasure and criticized the apparent attitude issue with the cricketer. Many blamed Pandya’s loss in the first game of the IPL 2024 season.

Here’s how fans reacted to X (Twitter)

Following the game, Pandya reflected on Mumbai Indians loss and pointed out the lack of momentum as a major cause of their inability win. Although they had a strong start to their match, Pandya acknowledged that his team was unable to sustain the same determination and focus throughout the game.

“Obviously we were able to take on those 42 runs, however, it’s one of those days that we can see that the score was lower than what could have been scored in just five overs. I would say we lost a amount of momentum,” said Pandya in her post-match speech.

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