‘One day you cheer for them, next day you boo them’ Sonu Sood supports Hardik Pandya amid MI captaincy debate

Sonu Sood said he loves cricket and every player that represents India.

On Friday (March 29), Bollywood actor and philanthropist Sonu Sood urged his fans and followers to respect cricketers who make our country proud. Sonu took to his official X account to express his appreciation for cricket and every Indian player.

It is worth noting that Sonu’s post comes at a time when cricketer Hardik Pandya is under fire for taking over as captain of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Mumbai Indians (MI) from Rohit Sharma.


Hardik is being ruthlessly ridiculed by a portion of social media users, particularly after MI lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on March 27. He was also booed by cricket fans in stadiums during IPL matches.

Extending his support to Indian cricketers, Sonu wrote, “We should respect our players. Players who made us proud, players who made our country proud. One day you cheer for them, next day you boo them.”

The actor added, “It’s not they, it’s us who fail. I love cricket. I love every cricketer who represents my country. Doesn’t matter which franchise he plays for. Doesn’t matter whether he plays as a Captain or he’s the 15th man in a team. They are our Heroes.”

Sonu did not name anyone in his tweet, but followers commented that it was for Hardik. While some agreed with the actor, others expressed their differing views on Hardik’s captaincy.

Sonu, who has appeared in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada films, made headlines during the COVID-19 lockdown for assisting thousands of migrant workers in returning to their hometowns when all modes of transportation were shut down. He also assisted people in organising beds, injections, medications, and vaccines, as well as providing food and other necessities to those in need.

Meanwhile, Sonu will star in the action-packed thriller Fateh, alongside Jacqueline Fernandez. Sonu will direct the film, which will be released in 2024. The film is based on cybercrime.