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Rohit Sharma, the Indian cricket superstar, has been an institution at Mumbai Indians for more than a decade in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 36-year-old has led MI to their first five IPL titles during his illustrious captaincy tenure, cementing his legacy among the greatest captains in the franchise T20 tournament history.

But, in a major decision, Mumbai Indians relieved Rohit Sharma from captaincy duties, giving the reins to Hardik Pandya in his place. Since then, speculations have been running rampant about the future of Rohit Sharma, not just with MI, but also in the IPL.

That’s why, SportsTiger looks at five reasons why IPL 2024 could be Rohit Sharma’s last.

Lingering distrust after removal from captaincy


After Mumbai Indians didn’t win the IPL title in the last three seasons, the team management took a tough decision of removing their long-standing captain Rohit Sharma from his role in a big surprise. Although there is some cricketing merit in appointing Hardik Pandya as the new MI captain after he led GT to two straight IPL finals in the last two seasons, the decision might have created a lingering distrust between the team management and Rohit Sharma, which could prompt him to leave the team and the tournament altogether in 2025.