All-rounder Hardik Pandya has made a significant return to the Mumbai Indians, the team where he started his Indian Premier League (IPL) journey in 2015. This move comes after Pandya’s stint with the Gujarat Titans, which lasted for two seasons. Describing his return to the Mumbai Indians, Pandya expressed it as “coming back to my home,” highlighting his emotional connection and significant history with the team.
Hardik Pandya’s return to Mumbai Indians marks a high-profile trade in the cricket world, especially considering his achievements with the team in his first spell from 2015 to 2021. During this period, he became a star in India and played a crucial role in Mumbai Indians winning the title four times.
Nita M. Ambani, associated with the Mumbai Indians, expressed delight at welcoming Hardik back, referring to it as a “heartwarming reunion with our Mumbai Indians family.” This sentiment reflects Pandya’s popularity and impact as an “eternal fan favourite with the MI Paltan.”
Pandya’s journey with the Mumbai Indians began in 2015 and spanned seven years before he moved to the Gujarat Titans with the formation of the new IPL franchise. His return to the Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2024 is seen as a significant development for the team and the league.