Ranveer Singh enlivened by Yuvraj Singh’s presence in Mumbai Indians
Yuvi will play for MI this season his 8th franchise in the history of the league.
Updated - Dec 20, 2018 10:55 am
Mumbai Indians snapping up all-rounder Yuvraj Singh at the last moment in the IPL auction has erupted joy amongst his fans. Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, who keeps track of cricket matches regularly, seemed to be excited about this purchase. He looked animated about the pick and expressed his happiness on Twitter.
The 37-year-old Punjab cricket earlier represented Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors India, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Dehli Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier. In the 2018 season, he went back to his home team Punjab after a while. However, a disastrous season landed him back in the auction pool yet again. He only managed to score 65 runs in eight games which was quite disappointing.
Yuvraj also halved his base price from ₹2 crores last season to ₹1 crore this year. Yet, he went unsold when his name popped up in the first round of the auction which was indeed a cause of concern. However, when his name was called again in the last round of the auction, Mumbai Indians decided to lift the paddle. They acquired him at his base price itself and thus added more strength to their squad.
Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani was pleased with this signing and also described this as the biggest steal deal in the auction history of the Mumbai Indians. After acquiring him, the franchise’s handle came up with a special tweet welcoming the man who hit the six sixes in an over.
Mumbai just got back to senses
“If you are wondering why this took time…we’ve just got back to senses! WELCOME TO MUMBAI,
@YUVSTRONG12 #CricketMeriJaan #IPLAuction,” the tweet read.
If you are wondering why this took time…we've just got back to senses!
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 18, 2018
Ranveer Singh replied to this tweet and wrote: “OUUUH YIEEEAH.” Earlier, actor Abhishek Bachchan also tweeted for the all-rounder and seemed to be excited.
OUUUH YIEEEAH!!!!! 😎✊🏽 https://t.co/m3N2wcBzy0
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) December 19, 2018