Twitter Reactions: Yuvraj Singh picked up by Mumbai Indians in the auction
He didn't find a buyer in the first round.
Published - Dec 18, 2018 8:49 pm | Updated - Dec 18, 2018 8:49 pm
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.
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
Congrats, @YUVSTRONG12 on all the new challenges ahead of you!
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) December 18, 2018
OH MI GAWD! pic.twitter.com/rRcjgg3EAh
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) December 18, 2018
Yuvraj Singh should consider himself lucky.
Fans would be delighted to see him on the field, but purely on merit he could've been passed.
Mumbai Indians is a good home. #IPLAuction
— Abhishek Baxi (@baxiabhishek) December 18, 2018
— ISHAN KIMOTHI (@Octobertweet) December 18, 2018
— Feviyan Paulson 😎 (@feviyanpaulson2) December 18, 2018
— Jasdeep Singh (@SinghStar1212) December 18, 2018
Best buy of the day#mipaltan prof that they are in business with passion & dignity for cricket.
— Shishir Gargav (@ShishirGargav1) December 18, 2018
YuvrajSingh goes Mumbai Indian a very good decision 💞
— Maval Mahajan (@mahajan_maval) December 18, 2018
Zak & Yuvi together again!
Mumbai Indians Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan buys old friend Yuvraj Singh after he initially goes unsold. #IPLAuction
— ZENIA D'CUNHA (@ZENIADCUNHA) December 18, 2018
Finally a good news for Yuvraj Singh, he goes to Mumbai Indians. I can't wait for his comeback. We shouldn't forget his contribution to Indian Cricket. He is a genuine warrior and king of sixes. Good luck champ! @YUVSTRONG12 #IPLAuction
— Rishabh Datta (@rishabhdatt) December 18, 2018
Yuvraj Singh is Back !!!!
Mumbai takes one of India's most iconic cricketer for 1 cr….
— Siddharth Jha (@jha_siddhus91) December 18, 2018
— Abhishek (@abhi3627) December 18, 2018
Yuvraj Singh was playing #RanjiTrophy couple of days back. Unless something dramatic happens in these 3 months, he won't be doing much at #IPL. Looked down on fitness and slow in shot making. #IPLAuction
— Wanderer (@DisDatNothin) December 18, 2018
Yuvraj Singh❤️👌😍 Mumbai Indians 💪👌😍❤️❤️❤️
— Anslem Stervin Jose (@jose_anslem) December 18, 2018
Yuvraj Singh bought by Mumbai Indians after being unsold for most part in IPL auction.
Ambani knows how to recognize value .
— Adit¥∆ M∆€∆£ (@jhunjhunwala) December 18, 2018
Yuvraj singh jakhmi sher hai ipl walo bach k rehna thokega is baar sab ko
— Puneet Sood (@aappuneetsood) December 18, 2018
Yuvraj Singh sold to mumbai indians,😍
— Aslam Malik (@bajrangi_Aslam) December 18, 2018
Yuvraj Singh Last 2 IPL signings:
— Abhishek Iyer (@ImAbhishekIyer) December 18, 2018
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