Yuvraj on remaining unsold in first round: The Indian all-rounder opened up on not being surprising after remaining unsold.
Age and form can play a big role in deciding the career of a sportsperson. The 37-year old veteran India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh seems to be well aware of this fact. While Yuvraj has been playing domestic cricket despite his mediocre form for sometime now, he has spoken about being well within the reality when it comes to his future in a tournament like the Indian Premier League.
Given his experience, Yuvraj has it in him to prove handy for a franchise but that is a rare case scenario which not many franchises seek. As a result, Yuvraj remained unsold in the first round of the auction.
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In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, Yuvraj admitted that he was mindful of the fact that he might not get picked in the first round of the auction. “There was no disappointment as such because I had an idea that I would not be picked in the first round,” Yuvraj was quoted as saying.
“The reason is obvious, when you are putting together an IPL team, you will be looking at the youngsters. I am at that stage of my career where it could be presumed that I may be in the last stages of my career. I had hoped that there would be a buyer for me in the last round,” he added.
In the eight matches which Yuvraj played for Punjab in the last season of the IPL, he scored 65 runs at a paltry average of 10.83 and a strike rate of 89.04. Yuvraj put his poor form down to not being given a specific position to bat but was confident for the next season of the IPL.
“Agreed, that the last season was not great. But the point was I played at different positions in four-five games. I was not given one position to bat. This year I am very keen to make the best of the opportunity that will comes my way,” he concluded.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on unsold players in this year’s IPL auction:
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) December 20, 2018
— Hamdan Muhammad (@AryaanK42959418) December 18, 2018
Manoj Tiwary was always a cricket player I rated highly. Because of the quality of Indian batsman 🏏never got a chance 🇮🇳 team. Unsold twice I am sure he going to take that as a big insult nobody even interested in him for 50L 😳 love to see him play for 🏴 county team!. #IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/PdYeoLuiFL
— Cricket fantv (@Cricket_FanTV) December 18, 2018
Yuvraj goes from Rs 16 crore to Rs 1 crore while Brendon McCullum goes unsold.
Uncapped Prabh Simran Singh, Prayas Barman, Varun Chakravarthy become crorepatis.
— Express Sports (@IExpressSports) December 20, 2018