Indian stalwart Yuvraj Singh almost went unsold at the 2019 IPL auction before becoming a last-minute buy for the Mumbai Indians who paid Rs 1 crore for the 37-year-old.
Once a fearsome T20 cricketer, Yuvraj is no longer as young and fit as he used to be and it showed when no picked the once most expensive IPL buy on Tuesday. He had to re-enter the pool when the three-time champions bought him up for his base prize.
Soon after being picked by the Rohit Sharma-led side, Yuvraj took to Twitter to react on Mumbai Indians securing his services for IPL 2019. He expressed his excitement and wrote, “I am glad to be part of the @mipaltan family, looking forward for the season to begin. See u soon @ImRo45.”
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 18, 2018
Yuvraj also posted a video for his Mumbai Indians fans urging them to support him and his team in their own ways. It will be interesting to see how he fares for them in the upcoming IPL season.
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 19, 2018
In 2015, Yuvraj fetched a record Rs 16 crore deal with the Delhi franchise since then his IPL fortunes have fallen rapidly. He was picked up by Kings XI Punjab at his base of price of Rs 2 crore earlier this year before the franchise released him following a lean IPL 2018.