Hardik Pandya is set to make a return to Mumbai Indians
Exciting news is buzzing in the cricket world as Hardik Pandya, is set to make a return to the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Mumbai Indians is where his IPL journey began back in 2015, and it’s the place where he honed his skills to become one of the game’s best all-rounders. Hardik was initially bought for a humble INR 10 lakhs as an uncapped player in 2015. Since then, he played a pivotal role in Mumbai Indians’ triumphs in the IPL seasons of 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020.
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Following the recent IPL auction, Mumbai Indians found themselves with a remaining budget of just INR 500 lakhs. However, with an additional INR 5 crore set to be added to the purse for the upcoming auction, Mumbai faces the task of releasing players to make way for the Hardik Pandya trade. The deadline for player retention is November 26 at 4 pm IST.
If the trade successfully materializes, Hardik Pandya will join the ranks of cricket history as the third captain to be traded in the IPL. This follows R Ashwin’s move from Punjab Kings to Delhi Capitals and Ajinkya Rahane’s transfer from Rajasthan Royals to Delhi Capitals in 2020.
Should the trade go through, it could mark the most significant player trade in the history of the IPL. As of now, neither Mumbai Indians nor Gujarat Titans have made any official statements about the potential trade. The key challenge for Mumbai Indians lies in ensuring they have sufficient funds for this high-profile move.
Cricket enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting further developments, and the IPL community is abuzz with anticipation regarding this potential game-changing transfer.
Stay tuned for more updates as the story unfolds!
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