Hardik Pandya started his IPL journey with Mumbai Indians and won four out of five IPL titles before being traded to Gujarat Titans in 2022. However, he is now making a grand return to Mumbai Indians for IPL 2024, and here is how much money he stands to make from the tournament.
Hardik Pandya had a successful year in cricket, taking Gujarat Titans to the IPL finals in 2023 and playing a pivotal role in India’s victory in Asia Cup 2023. Unfortunately, an ankle injury ruled him out of the World Cup 2023.
Although he was initially set to be retained by Gujarat Titans, he was recently traded back to Mumbai Indians. This one-way trade means that Mumbai Indians will have to pay Rs 15 crore annual IPL fees, the same amount that Gujarat Titans spent for his services. Additionally, Pandya will also receive a percentage of an undisclosed transfer fee.
There is no cap on transfer fees in the IPL, and the amount is determined between the player and the team. In this case, Mumbai Indians will have to pay transfer fees to Gujarat Titans, and Pandya may receive a percentage of this fee as a one-time payment.
The exact transfer fee for Pandya has not been made public yet.
The IPL 2024 auction is set to take place in Dubai on December 19, and several other cricketers have gone through one-way trades, including Romario Shepherd and Cameron Green.