Hardik Pandya is ready to leave Gujarat Titans and join Mumbai Indians. Hardik Pandya, who made Gujarat the champion in IPL 2022, can be seen playing for his old franchise Mumbai in the next season. However, Mumbai is spending crores for this. According to media reports, Hardik’s fee is Rs 15 crore, and apart from this, Mumbai is also giving a fixed amount to Gujarat.
According to the report of ESPNcricinfo, for Hardik Pandya who is ready to leave Gujarat Titans, Mumbai India is not only paying Rs 15 crore as a fee to Gujarat but is also paying a transfer fee. However, the report does not mention how much this transfer fee is. Hardik gets the benefit of up to 50% of the transfer fee.
If reports are to be believed, if this trade happens then it will be the biggest trade in IPL history. However, no franchise has made any public comment on this yet.
If Mumbai Indians does this then the biggest challenge before it is its purse. After the last auction, Mumbai was left with only Rs 0.05 crore. The franchise will get an additional Rs 5 crore in its purse for the upcoming auction. This means that Mumbai Indians will need to release many big-money players to trade Hardik Pandya. The retention deadline ends on November 26 at 4 pm.
Hardik Pandya had led Gujarat Titans to the title in 2022. Gujarat Titans played their first match in the year 2022. In the year 2023, under the leadership of Hardik, Gujarat Titans made it to the IPL final for the second time. But in the final, they had to face defeat by Chennai Super Kings. In both seasons, under the leadership of Hardik, the Titans were on top of the points table after the league stage.
Hardik Pandya played for Gujarat Titans in two seasons, scoring 833 runs in 30 innings at an average of 41.65 and a strike rate of 133.49. He also took 11 wickets with an economy of 8.1. Hardik is currently injured, he suffered an ankle injury in the match against Bangladesh during the ODI World Cup league stage.