November 16

IPL 2019 Auction: Yuvraj Singh will play for Mumbai Indians next year

first_imgIPL Auction 2019 live: India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh was sold to Mumbai Indians at base price in the IPL 2019 Auction in Jaipur on Tuesday. Yuvraj had reduced his base price for the first time this year and set it at Rs 1 crore. Yuvraj Singh had failed to find any bidders in the first round but was brought back in the auction pool in the evening. Mumbai Indians were the only franchise to bid for Yuvraj Singh.Yuvraj Singh had played for Kings XI Punjab last year but he was released after scoring only 65 runs from eight matches. Overall, he has played 128 IPL matches and scored 2652 runs with a highest score of 83. Yuvraj last played for India in the West Indies back in 2017 – he was dropped thereafter as India started looking for newer options in the middle-order. Next year, Yuvraj will ply his trade for three-time champions Mumbai Indians. He is good friends with MI skipper Rohit Sharma and the two have a lot of mutual respect.Yuvraj Singh was the most expensive player in the history of the IPL auctions when Delhi Capitals paid a whopping Rs 16 crore for the swashbuckling all-rounder back in 2015. Incidentally, he was also the record the year before, when Royal Challengers Bangalore paid a 14 crore to get his services but released him the following year because of his bad form and fitness.Yuvraj, 37, has so far played for five franchises – Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. He won the IPL with SRH in 2016 before being released by the team the following season. Yuvraj has so far played 128 matches in the tournament and amassed 2652 runs at an average of 24.78 with 12 half-centuries and a highest score of 83.advertisementYuvraj hasn’t played for the senior national team since June 30 and has not been in the selectors’ radar in the recent past. However, he still receives a tremendous reception whenever he walks out to bat in domestic games. Every time he slog-sweeps a spinner over the ropes, the cricketing world is at its feet.Yuvraj recently revealed that he is eager for one final shot at the 2019 World Cup, which is just six months away. The all-rounder’s performances in the domestic circuit have been far from impressive this season and time is certainly running out for him.Regardless of whether he plays for India again or not, the prince from Punjab will remain as one of India’s greatest cricketing heroes.last_img read more