How much has Hardik Pandya made in the IPL throughout the years? Hardik Pandya trade to the Mumbai Indians at INR 15 crore ahead of the IPL 2024 season.
Hardik Pandya, the star all-rounder, has returned to his former IPL side MI after being move from GT in an all-cash deal. The five-time winners paid INR 15 crore for his services, plus an unspecified transfer fee.
Life has gone full circle for the Gujarat-born cricketer, who notice by MI’s talent development division and purchased in the 2015 auction for his basic price of INR 10 Lakh. From then on, there was no turning back for Pandya. Who ascended through the ranks during MI’s golden era and played a key role in their four title triumphs in six years.
After failing to make an impression in his first two seasons. Pandya burst into the scene in 2017 with a string of key hits, scoring 250 runs at an average of 35.71 and a strike rate of 156.25. He also took six wickets this season, which led to MI keeping him for a whopping INR 11 crore ahead of the 2018 super auction.
Pandya’s breakout seasons came in 2018 and 2019, when he scored 260 and 402 runs, respectively. He also took 32 wickets in two seasons, completing his status as a complete all-rounder.
Hardik led Gujarat to a title win in their debut season
The then-28-year-old was hired as captain of the newly-formed IPL team Gujarat Titans for INR 15 crore, and he was a huge success. Pandya led Gujarat to an IPL victory in their maiden season with a spectacular performance in which he hit 487 runs from 15 matches (the most for his side). The seamer also took eight wickets at an average of 27.75 and an economy of 7.28, making him only the second skipper in IPL history to win the title in his first season.
After guiding GT to back-to-back IPL finals, Pandya has returned to Mumbai, where he will be expected to carry on Rohit Sharma’s legacy.