Friday, April 12, 2024

Hardik Pandya Traded to Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024

In another development ahead of the IPL 2024 auction, it has been confirmed that star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been traded from Gujarat Titans to his former team Mumbai Indians It has also been revealed that no players were offered in return as Gujarat is an all money trading.

Much has been said about Pandya’s switch to the pre-IPL team. Earlier, there were reports of an all-cash deal of Rs 15 crore, however, as the retention deadline neared, it was announced that Gujarat had retained Pandya ahead of IPL 2024.

However, the latest Crickbuzz report has confirmed that the ace cricketer will head to Mumbai Indians as the respective franchises have signed on November 26 to make the deal official after several U-turns in the deal

It is worth mentioning that Pandya won big as captain of Gujarat Titans in the 2022 auction. After leading the side to the prestigious title in the first season, Pandya also led the team to the summit of the competition in 2023 but lost to MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in a hurdle in the last of these

According to sources in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the IPL, official approval has been given for the project. Pandya’s inclusion in the Mumbai squad could strengthen the squad considerably. In their quest for their sixth IPL title, he could be the missing piece of the puzzle for the five-time champions.

Mumbai finished fourth in the rankings in IPL 2023, with 16 points from 14 games and it could be interesting to see how Pandya’s inclusion helps the side.

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