[caption id="attachment_698477" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/manish-pandey.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-698477" alt="Manish Pandey, Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2018" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/manish-pandey.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Manish Pandey had been a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) camp'for four years AFP[/caption] <p></p><p style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/manish-pandey" target="_blank">Manish Pandey</a>, in 2009, became the first Indian to score a hundred in IPL. Now an Indian cricketer, he was a part of Virat Kohli's victorious Under-19 side in 2008. Pandey is a familiar name in the IPL, having played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Pune Warriors India (PWI) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He scored a match-winning knock for KKR in the 2014 final, handing them their second trophy. Four years on, he has been bagged by Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and for a whopping INR 11 crore. As the price soared, Pandey got more anxious.</p> <p></p>In an interview with <i>iplt20.com</i>, Pandey revealed, "It was a nervous moment. It was around 6 am in South Africa where I was preparing for the ODI series. I called home on Facetime and tried to get news from there. I was then watching it and as the prices went higher, my BP also swayed a little bit." <p></p> <p></p>Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), too, were aggressively bidding for the Karnataka batsman, who was not expecting such a huge amount. <p></p> <p></p>"Was not expecting INR 11 crore. It's a long process of hard work and reward for previous shows. It will add extra pressure no doubt," Pandey added. <p></p> <p></p><b>'Emotional to leave KKR'</b> <p></p> <p></p>After spending four years with KKR, Pandey is emotional on leaving the Knightriders' den. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/articles/ipl-2017-why-manish-pandey-is-the-among-the-smartest-finishers-in-limited-overs-596984"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p>"Emotional to leave KKR after four years. I was a part of the family. It's all about playing cricket so I am really excited," Pandey said before mentioning his goal for the season. <p></p> <p></p>"Score lot of runs and win games for SRH is my only goal." <p></p> <p></p><b>Here's Pandey's video:</b> <p></p> <p></p><iframe src="//players.brightcove.net/3588749423001/H1Xzd8U6g_default/index.html?videoId=5763578602001" height="355" width="628" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0"></iframe> <p></p> <p></p>SRH, the champions of 2016 edition, begin their campaign on Monday, April 9, taking on Rajasthan Royals at Hyderabad.