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IPL 2024: ‘Home. MI Home’, Hardik Pandya’s Big Statement On Returning To Mumbai Indians

Hardik Pandya was a pivotal element of Mumbai Indians' success, contributing to their triumphs in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020.

Edited By : Saurav Gupta | Updated: Nov 27, 2023 16:35 IST
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Hardik Pandya

The prelude to IPL 2024 has witnessed the completion of the release and retention phase, paving the way for the trade window, active until December 12. Amidst this, on November 27, Mumbai Indians made a significant move, welcoming back Hardik Pandya from Gujarat Titans. In a strategic exchange, the franchise let go of Cameron Green, their costliest player, trading him to RCB. Following this development, Hardik shared his initial thoughts on rejoining his former team.

Hardik Pandya’s Reaction

Taking the matter to X (formerly Twitter), Hardik Pandya wrote, “Home. MI Home”.

A Seven-Year Journey with MI

Hardik Pandya marked his IPL debut in 2015, embarking on a seven-year tenure with Mumbai Indians until 2021. From 2018 to 2021, he remained a consistent member, retained for Rs 11 crore. His recent move to Mumbai came via a Rs 15 crore trade with Gujarat Titans. Expressing his joy on this homecoming, Hardik posted a photo donning the Mumbai jersey on social media, captioning it ‘Home MI Home.’

Hardik’s Contributions to MI’s Legacy

Hardik Pandya has showcased his prowess in 123 IPL matches, featuring in 92 games for MI and 31 for Gujarat Titans. During his stint with Mumbai, he contributed significantly, claiming 42 wickets and accumulating 1476 runs. His performance for Gujarat included 11 wickets and 833 runs in 31 matches.

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A Return to Mumbai’s Fold

Pandya was a pivotal element of Mumbai Indians’ success, contributing to their triumphs in 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. After a hiatus of two seasons, his return is anticipated to bolster the team’s strength. Mumbai, having reached the playoffs last season after a bottom-table finish in 2022, aims to revive its winning streak with Hardik’s addition to the lineup. The franchise anticipates his return to rekindle their former championship performances.

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First published on: Nov 27, 2023 04:35 PM IST

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