IPL 2019: Yuvraj Singh in demand as fans want him to be picked by CSK in the auction
Yuvraj, meanwhile, is having a hard time as far as his career is concerned.
Updated - Dec 14, 2018 10:58 am
The upcoming auction for the next edition of the Indian Premier League is just a handful of days away. The BCCI has already released the list of players who will feature in the much-awaited auction, set to take place on December 18 in Jaipur. Initially, more than 1000 players had registered themselves for the auction.
But the BCCI pruned the list and released a final list of 346 cricketers who will be hoping to land a deal. The 346 players will fight for the 70 available slots in the eight IPL franchises. Surprisingly, not a single Indian features in the highest reserve price bracket of Rs 2 crore.
Brendon McCullum, Chris Woakes, Lasith Malinga, Shaun Marsh, Colin Ingram, Corey Anderson, Angelo Mathews, Sam Curran and D’Arcy Short have opted to be slotted in the highest bracket of Rs 2 crore. Left-arm pacer Jaydev Unadkat, who was the most expensive Indian player in the last auction, leads the pack of Indian players with a base price of Rs 1.5 crore.
And as the auction day is edging closer, the excitement is increasing among the fans. The franchises, on their part, are also making sure that the fans remain excited by asking them to vote for the players they want in the team. Recently, Kolkata Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals and Mumbai Indians took to Twitter to take an opinion from the fans on the players they should buy.
Well, defending champions Chennai Super Kings also followed suit, writing, “Ahoy #WhistlePoduArmy, who’s that one Lion you badly wanna see in #yellove this summer? #WhistlePodu and vote away.”
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) December 13, 2018
The excited fans came up with several names but the one name that dominated the voting was that of veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh. The fans voted for the World Cup-winning star in numbers, making it clear that they want to see IPL’s journeyman in the yellow jersey in the upcoming season. The fans also expressed their desire of seeing Yuvraj and MS Dhoni teaming up again.
Here are some of the reactions
— sathish Raina (@Sbsathish1) December 13, 2018
Done It 😎 pic.twitter.com/5reVOY6rmO
— AK (@iamarun_ak7) December 13, 2018
— Madan Lal Meena (@MadanLa34781457) December 13, 2018
— kathirsam (@kathirsam7) December 13, 2018
— JoHn💛 (@Heart_Of_Raina) December 13, 2018
— JGK (@ganeshkjaya) December 13, 2018
— Prem Saravanan (@Prem__Saravanan) December 13, 2018
— Barath KBK (@baratthh) December 13, 2018
Yuvraj, meanwhile, is having a hard time as far as his career is concerned. The southpaw has not played for India since being dropped after the tour of Caribbeans last year. He is currently playing Ranji Trophy for Punjab but has failed to do well, scoring 24, 4 and 9 in three innings.
~ Written by Bijoy