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Twitter Reactions: Yuvraj Singh picked up by Mumbai Indians in the auction

He didn't find a buyer in the first round.

Yuvraj Singh
Kings XI Punjab’s Yuvraj Singh. (Photo: IANS)

Chandigarh-born all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is undoubtedly one of the greatest cricketers India have ever produced. He has been pivotal to a number of victories for his national side. However, the last one and half years haven’t given him much to cheer by any stretch of the imagination. He last donned the national colours when India toured the West Indies back in July last year.

He has strained to perform at the domestic circuit. He was picked up at his base price by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), the franchise for whom he started his career. Nevertheless, failed miserably in the previous edition. He couldn’t get going with the bat in hand as the veteran played at a strike-rate of below 100. Moreover, he also wasn’t trusted enough his left-arm spinners.

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Yuvraj goes to Mumbai

As a result, he was in an out of the team and his omission didn’t spring much of a surprise. Subsequently, he was released ahead of this year’s auction. Nevertheless, he registered himself in the auction at a base price of INR 1 crore. Bearing in mind the fact that he isn’t getting any younger at the age of 37, he wasn’t expected to set the auction on fire.

He was one of the players, who went under the hammer in the first round. The auctioneer waited for quite some time and then he remained unsold. Previously, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) seemed to have hinted at picking him, but that wasn’t the case eventually. Nonetheless, the experienced campaigner came back in the second round of the auction.

This time around, Mumbai Indians (MI), captained by the enigmatic Rohit Sharma, decided to bid for him. Yuvraj would now get his chance of weaving his magic at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. After the massive pick, Twitter heaped praises on Yuvraj and Mumbai and couldn’t control their excitement.

Here is how Twitter reacted

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