Hardik Pandya TROLLED As Memes Hit Social Media Post MI's Loss To SRH In IPL 2024

After second consecutive loss as MI captain, pressure is increasing on new skipper Hardik Pandya as he continues to get trolled and booed both on social media and on the field. 

Hardik Pandya TROLLED As Memes Hit Social Media Post MI's Loss To SRH In IPL 2024 Hardik Pandya was trolled after MI lost again. (Image: AP)

Mumbai Indians (MI) have lost another game in IPL 2024 and the pressure is doubling up on the new captain Hardik Pandya. He is facing heat from all ends now. He has become a subject of memes on social media, he is being booed on the ground and the two losses now must have disappointed the management too. Hardik looked calm and composed in his answers during the presentation ceremony but deep down his must be worried with the results.

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MI opted to bowl first on a batting-friendly wicket with a view that they can chase down a target even if it is above 200. They have the batting lineup to pull off such chases. But what SRH did with their bowling was something even MI would not have expected. Travis Head, Heinrich Klaasnd, Aiden Markram and Abhishek Sharma, all joined hands to take SRH to 277 in 20 overs, which is now the highest total across T20 leagues, not just IPL. It, sort of, shows SRH's one big strength this season, which is their explosive batting.

Hardik appeared out of ideas when he was captaining the team in the middle. The plan to not introduce ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah into the attack straightaway did not go down well with several cricket experts, including former SRH coach Tom Moody and India cricketer Irfan Pathan. Bumrah was the best MI bowler on Wednesday night, giving away just 36 from 4 overs while others leaked runs. He was the only MI bowler on show this night with economy in single digit.

As soon as MI lost the match by 31 runs, memes poured in on social media. Yet again, the target was Hardik, who has lost a lot of trust among fans thanks to his decision to come back to Mumbai, leaving Gujarat Titans. GT fans are upset with him for not showing his loyalty to the fanbase and the franchise while a majority of MI fanbase is angry over him replacing Rohit Sharma as captain. The bad start to the season has not helped his cause either.

Check out how memes trolled Hardik after MI's second loss in a row: 


As a result of the loss, MI have slipped further to number 9 in the IPL 2024 points table. They have played both their games away. They play at home finally on April 1 against Sanju Samson's Rajasthan Royals (RR) and will aim to register their first win of the season.