Hardik Pandya, the dynamic all-rounder of the Indian cricket team, has made a remarkable move back to Mumbai Indians from Gujarat Titans.
Reflecting on his journey, Pandya expressed heartfelt sentiments after rejoining the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise where his career ignited in 2015. “Returning to Mumbai holds immense significance for me. It’s where my cricketing journey began, and the past ten years have been incredibly special,” he shared in a video posted by MI.
Acknowledging the pivotal role Mumbai Indians played in his career, Pandya highlighted the bond with the team’s owners and the unwavering support of the fans. “The connection with Akash and the entire Mumbai Indians family is irreplaceable. It feels like I’m returning home, to my roots. The Paltan’s support during my earlier stint holds a cherished place in my heart. I know you will support me once again,” he expressed emotionally.
Looking ahead, Pandya is eager to create new milestones with his teammates. “We’ve made history together before, and I’m excited to craft more incredible moments with the boys. Your warm welcome means the world to me,” he conveyed gratefully.
During his tenure with Mumbai Indians from 2015 to 2021, Pandya showcased his prowess in both batting and bowling. With 1,476 runs scored at an average of 27.33 and a strike rate exceeding 153, along with 42 wickets to his credit, Pandya left an indelible mark on the team’s legacy.