Hardik Pandya part ways with Mumbai Indians



Hardik Pandya part ways with Mumbai Indians

Hardik Pandya part ways with Mumbai Indians

December 6, 2021  Authorbet365baji

After being released by the five-time winners Mumbai Indians (MI) prior to the IPL 2022 mega auction, India all-rounder Hardik Pandya conveyed his thanks to the team. MI has kept four players: skipper Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, and Suryakumar Yadav. Hardik has been a member of the team since the 2015 edition, and he has now progressed to the national squad. On Thursday, the 28-year-old took to Instagram to share a video in which he expressed his gratitude for all of his experiences and time spent with the team.

Hardik stated in his short clip that he will remember these experiences for the rest of his life. He said he will always be thankful for the friendships he has established, the relationships he has formed, the individuals he has met, and the supporters he has met. He added that he first joins the team as a young man with huge ambitions; they won together, failed together, and battled together. Hardik said that every memory with the MI holds a very significant place in his heart. He concluded by saying although it is widely known that all good things must come to an end, but the MI will always have a special place in his heart.

Hardik was purchased by MI in 2015 for INR 10 lakhs as his basic salary. He won four IPL titles in seven seasons with the squad. This also includes consecutive titles in 2019 and 2020.

With the addition of two new teams — Ahmedabad and Lucknow — for the 2018 season, the previous eight franchises were entitled to retain up to four athletes with a maximum of three Indian players, two abroad players and two uncapped Indian cricketers.

The Mumbai Indians' administration has not stated whether they intend to try to reinstate Hardik into the squad. Nonetheless, based on this clip, it appears like Hardik has decided to move on, or vice versa.

Trent Boult, Ishan Kishan, and all-rounder Hardik Pandya were among the world-class players who were forced to leave Mumbai in order to obtain the MI franchise's top four seasoned players.

Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has spoken out about Mumbai's arrangement to split ways with Pandya, addressing the much-discussed exit of the Indian all-rounder from the Mumbai side. Vettori stated that the easy way to put it is all about the budget as Hardik Pandya is wanted by every team and it is impossible that the MI didn't want him. The former skipper added that the team could only offer him the third seat because Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma are rightfully occupying the first two.