Hardik Pandya Shoves Lasith Malinga After Losing Against SRH, Netizens Mercilessly Mock The Captain

Hardik Pandya created a new storm when he refused to hug cricketing legend, Lasith Malinga after brutally losing against Sunrisers Hyderabad.


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Hardik Pandya Shoves Lasith Malinga After Losing Against SRH, Netizens Mercilessly Mock The Captain

Hardik Pandya is currently the favourite boy of controversies. Ever since the 30-year-old took over Mumbai Indian’s captaincy, the nation has been miffed with him for taking over the place of their favourite cricketer, Rohit Sharma. Now, with every match, a series of fresh squabble arises and every time, Hardik Pandya is at the centre of it all. Be it for rudely assigning third-man fielding to Rohit Sharma or not scoring enough in high-octane matches, Hardik Pandaya is definitely not having the best time of his life captaining Mumbai Indians.

Hardik Pandya halfheartedly hugs Lasith Malinga after MI Vs. SRH match

Ever since Hardik Pandya took over Mumbai Indians’ captaincy, viewers have observed his every move, and let’s just say, the social media is not in his favour. On March 27, 2024, MI played its second IPL match under Hardik’s captaincy against SRH and lost by 31 runs. After the crushing defeat, Lasith Malinga came to hug Hardik, but the captain seemed to be in a foul mood, shoved the Sri Lankan legend aside, and walked away.

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This gesture of Hardik did not sit well with the netizens who mercilessly schooled him for his arrogance. While the fury of the MI fans is understandable, the amount of hatred Hardik Pandya is getting is concerning. Every little behavioural detail of the new captain is nitpicked, and Hardik is bashed left, right and centre for the same. The comment section is filled with enraged fans; take a look:

Hardik Pandya received widespread flak for disrespecting Lasith Malinga 

This is not the first time Hardik Pandya received flak for disrespecting Lasith Malinga. In the same match, MI alums, Lasith Malinga and Kieron Pollard were sitting and discussing about the game when a padded Hardik came and stood beside them. Out of generosity, Pollard first offered his chair to Hardik, but then Malinga stood and gave his chair to Hardik to sit. The tired all-rounder sat, and this evoked widespread mockery of him for not respecting his seniors.

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Hardik Pandya said that captaining Rohit Sharma will not be awkward

Before embarking on his journey as a captain, Hardik Pandaya revealed in a press conference that Rohit Sharma has guided him since the beginning of his career. He added that even now, he knows that Rohit will always support him, which is why it will not at all be awkward to captain the team. Hardik even shared that he wants to carry forward Rohit Sharma’s legacy as he is the one who built the MI franchise.

We are appalled by the amount of hatred Hardik Pandya is receiving. What do you think?

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