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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

IPL 2019: Yuvraj Singh starts Mumbai Indians stint with a ‘six’ – Watch

Yuvraj Singh initially failed to find a team in the first round of auctions last year but was eventually picked up by the Mumbai Indians in the second round for a hefty Rs 2 crore

cricket Updated: Mar 15, 2019 14:41 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Mumbai Indians’ Yuvraj Singh.
Mumbai Indians’ Yuvraj Singh. (Twitter/Mumbai Indians)
         

With the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) just about a week away, Mumbai Indians’ preparations are in full swing.

Yuvraj Singh initially failed to find a team in the first round of IPL auctions last year but was eventually picked up by the Mumbai Indians in the second round for a hefty Rs 2 crore.

The onus is on the India international to justify MI’s faith in his abilities.

And he has begun in earnest in that quest.

In a training session on Thursday, the first ball the 37-year-old faced came, in his own words, from the middle of the bat and went for a six.

 

Yuvraj, a veteran of 304 ODIs and 40 Tests, will be eager to middle them through the course of the upcoming IPL and guide the Mumbai Indians to their fourth title. The franchise is currently tied with Chennai Super Kings with three titles each and will be eager to make the top spot theirs alone.

The new season of the domestic T20 competition will begin on 23 March with the first match between the Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

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Mumbai Indians will begin their campaign a day later when they take on the rebranded Delhi Capitals at their home turf at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

First Published: Mar 15, 2019 14:38 IST