Twitter is shocked as Yuvraj Singh remains unsold in the auction
He was listed at a base price of INR 1 crore.
Published - Dec 18, 2018 4:17 pm | Updated - Dec 18, 2018 4:20 pm
Yuvraj Singh has arguably been one of the best cricketers India have ever produced. The all-round cricketer was one of the major reasons why India won the 2007 T20 World Cup in South Africa and the 2011 World Cup in India. He is someone, who doesn’t mind taking on the bowlers and can play the big shots with sheer ease courtesy of his stupendous wrist power.
However, after recovering from cancer, he couldn’t quite weave his magic with his prowess. Albeit, he came up with stupendous performances here and there, he couldn’t show enough consistency to stay put in his position in the team. He last played international cricket during India’s tour of West Indies last year in July. Yuvraj has had a rough patch in his cricketing career.
Yuvraj remains unsold
As far as his IPL career is concerned, he was picked by Kings XI Punjab, captained by Ravichandran Ashwin, at his base price. But he flattered to deceive in the limited opportunities he got. He was in and out of the team as he couldn’t score runs and moreover, he didn’t score a high strike-rate as well. Moreover, the veteran didn’t get much chance with the leather in hand.
He was subsequently released by the franchise ahead of next edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL). He was listed at a base price of INR 1 crore and before the auction, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) hinted at picking the 37-year-old via a tweet. In the previous season, CSK resorted to picking a lot of senior players and the tactic didn’t backfire by any stretch of the imagination.
However, the proceedings didn’t go in his favour by any stretch of the imagination. The auctioneer waited for someone to bid, but unfortunately, Yuvraj didn’t find any bidders and he remained unsold at his base price. Subsequently, the supporters on Twitter was highly dissatisfied and they expressed their agony over the unfortunate matter.
Here is how Twitter reacted
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) December 18, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) December 18, 2018
No buyer for Yuvraj Singh,with just a base price of 1 crore.
— Aayushi Rathi 🇮🇳💫 (@aayushi07rathi) December 18, 2018
— Sam (@sam__austin_) December 18, 2018
— JimBeam_जिमित (@ChaarBucks) December 18, 2018
— M S Krishna Prateek (@mskp_29) December 18, 2018
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 18, 2018
— Manik Lamba (@MAN1KL) December 18, 2018
— That Guy🌈 (@avid__dreamer) December 18, 2018
WTF after all the hype
YUVRAJ Singh is unsold!!!
— -CR7 PAAJI- (@Kakarla07) December 18, 2018
Yuvraj Singh in the auctions over the years:
2008 – Icon player (KXIP)
2011 – 1.8 million USD (PWI)
2014 – 14 CR (RCB)
2015 – 16 CR (DD)
2016 – 7 CR (SRH)
2018 – 2 CR (KXIP)
2019 – Unsold (First round)#IPLAuction
— Ravi Singh (@Iam07ravi) December 18, 2018
Yuvraj Singh unsold sad but was long coming it's hardcore business in IPL .
— Shantanu Shrivastava (@DaKingInDaNorff) December 18, 2018
Poor strategy. Should have gone for yuvraj singh. He is a champion all rounder
— The Dark Side (@sagiitarian) December 18, 2018
Coz of MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh is remains unsold : Yograj Singh #IPLAuction
— Anshuman Mishra (@Anshuman86m) December 18, 2018
— Vikrant $eth (@BeingSeth91) December 18, 2018
— Hamdan Muhammad (@AryaanK42959418) December 18, 2018
— Kishan Singh (@iamKishanSingh7) December 18, 2018
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