IPL Auctions 2019: Sourav Ganguly has his say on Yuvraj Singh joining Mumbai Indians

Sourav Ganguly expressed his pleasure at Yuvraj Singh finding a team in the IPL Auctions 2019 and called him ‘a great player for the country in shorter format’.
Yuvraj Singh plays a shot during an IPL cricket match against Mumbai Indians.(PTI)
Yuvraj Singh plays a shot during an IPL cricket match against Mumbai Indians.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 21, 2018 01:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Yuvraj Singh struggled to find a buyer in the IPL Auctions 2019 before he was picked by Mumbai Indians in the second round of bidding. The left-hander, who was the top earner in 2015, went for the base price of Rs 1 crore.

Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly expressed his pleasure at Yuvraj finding a team in the auctions and called him ‘a great player for the country in shorter format’.

“Extremely happy to see Yuvraj singh picked by mumbai ...has been a great player for the country in shorter format ..good wishes to him @YUVSTRONG12,” he posted on Twitter.

 

“To be honest, we had budgeted a lot more for Yuvraj and Malinga. At Rs one crore, a player like Yuvraj is probably a (biggest) steal of 12 (sic) years. He has won every trophy there is to be won,” Ambani said.

“We focussed on experience a lot as well on the youngsters. We have identified specific roles for both of them (Yuvraj and Malinga),” he added.

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Yuvraj initially went unsold in the auction and it was only after he re-entered the players’ pool, Mumbai Indians bought him. In 2015, Yuvraj fetched a record Rs 16 crore deal with the Delhi franchise since then his fortunes have fallen rapidly. He was picked up by KXIP at his base of price of Rs 2 crore earlier this year.

(With agency inputs)

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