New Delhi. Hardik Pandya in Indian Premier League (IPL) Mumbai Indians (Mumbai Indians) is one of the main players of the team. The all-rounder player has been associated with Mumbai Indians since 2015 and has played 92 matches for the team so far. In the year 2021, Hardik has received a salary of Rs 11 crore. Hardik Pandya told that in the year 2016, some cricketers came and told him that he was entitled to earn 6-7 crores, because he had already played for India at that time and was the only all-rounder at that time. Hardik Pandya Was receiving a salary of Rs 10 lakh from Mumbai Indians (MI) in 2016. In the 2015 IPL auction, Hardik Pandya was bought by Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 10 lakh. A year later, in 2016, Krunal Pandya was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 2 crore.
Hardik Pandya said in an interview to ESPNcricinfo, “I was selected for one million, right? Next year, some cricketer, I will not take his name, came and told me Hardik, now you are worth six-seven crores, because I played for India and at that time I was the only all-rounder. Pandya said that he was fine with his brother earning Rs 10 lakh. Kunal Pandya was earning Rs 2 crore at that time. Hardik himself was also earning Rs 2 crore, because he was an Indian player and was also promoting many brands.
’11 crores a year doesn’t excite me’
Pandya further said, “I was like, it’s fine. My brother is earning Rs 2 crore. I got selected for Mumbai Indians for Rs 10 lakh but my brand [एंडोर्समेंट] and as an Indian player, I [अभी भी] Was earning around two crores. So, we are stable.” Hardik Pandya also said that when he is now drawing a salary of Rs 11 crore and his brother Krunal Pandya is earning Rs 9 crore, he is on the ground and not agitated. Stating that he is happy, Pandya also said that with more money, there is more stability.
‘We were very neutral and grounded’
Hardik Pandya said, “When I got 11 crores and Krunal got 9 crores [2018 में मुंबई इंडियंस द्वारा पंड्या भाइयों को बनाए रखने के बाद] – So 20 crores – We were very neutral and grounded. It didn’t excite us that much. Obviously, we were happy, but that didn’t change much. We were still the same as before, but money had stability.”
Let us tell you that Hardik Pandya has scored 1476 runs in 92 matches playing for Mumbai Indians since 2015 at an average of 27.33 and strike rate of 153.91. At the same time, this all-rounder has taken 42 wickets in the same number of matches at an economy of 9.06.
On the other hand, Krunal Pandya has been associated with Mumbai Indians since 2016. He has scored 1143 runs in 84 matches at an average of 22.86 and strike rate of 138.54. In the same matches, Krunal has also taken 51 wickets with an economy of 7.36.