The former West Indies captain and the current batting coach of Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard, posted a cryptic message on Instagram, igniting speculation among fans. The post hinted at the idea of ‘loyalty,’ leading many to connect it to the decision to replace Rohit Sharma with Hardik Pandya as the captain of the IPL franchise. Pollard’s post read, ‘Once the rain is over, an umbrella becomes a burden to everyone. That’s how loyalty ends when benefits stop.’ Mumbai Indians’ Global Head of Cricket, Mahela Jayawardene, acknowledged the emotional nature of the decision but emphasized its importance for the future. He stated, ‘The legacy is something we want to build on and make sure we keep fighting for those wins, those trophies. That’s the focus going ahead.’ Jayawardene believes that Hardik Pandya will fit well into Mumbai’s leadership environment. The Mumbai Indians squad includes a diverse group of players such as Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Jasprit Bumrah, and many more.