Mumbai Indians on Thursday, 4 January, chose to retain three players – Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah – for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Mumbai Indians co-owner Akash Ambani was present at the player retention announcement event in Mumbai.

Akash Ambani, Mumbai Indians Co-owner I think Mumbai Indians, much like RIL (Reliance Industries Limited), is woven like a family. We are really happy we got to retain Rohit (Sharma). Hardik (Pandya) and (Jasprit) Bumrah are pillars of the Indian team, and Mumbai Indians as well.

The franchises were eligible to secure up to 5 players by virtue of a combination of Player Retention (Pre-Player Auction) and Right to Match (RTM). According to the latest guidelines for IPL 2018, Rohit will have a salary cap of Rs 15 crore, Hardik Rs 11 crore and Bumrah Rs 7 crore.