IPL 2021: Highest Paid Player From Each Team
Akash Ambani calls Yuvraj Singh's bid at the IPL 2019 auction, as the biggest steal in history. Image Courtesy: Twitter

Yuvraj Singh would always remain a veteran name on the paper. At the IPL 2019 auction in Jaipur, Yuvraj stayed unsold in the first go. However, he got picked by the Mumbai Indians in the second go for his base price one crore. Meanwhile, Akash Ambani, son of the owner, Mukesh Ambani said the Yuvraj’s bidding would go down as the biggest steal in IPL auction history.

Yuvraj Singh to feature for MI in IPL 2019

One of the greatest match-winners, Yuvraj Singh, will play for the sixth franchise in the IPL history. Having played for Punjab, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore in the past, the World-Cup winner will ply his trade for the Blue Brigade this time.

Moreover, Mumbai Indians have had an eventful evening in Jaipur. Apart from a few handy purchases at the IPL 2019 auctions, MI got back the services of Lasith Malinga. Alongside them, Barinder Sran and Anmolpreet Singh were the other buys.

Mumbai Indians, Lasith Malinga
Malinga was bought by Mumbai Indians for INR 2 crores in IPL 2019 auction. Image Courtesy: BCCI

Returning to Yuvraj Singh, Akash Ambani seemed delighted to have the veteran name on the team sheet. He said Yuvraj’s experience of playing for different franchises in the IPL would help Mumbai to a great extent. Ambani further talked about the balance of the team and said Singh’s presence would strengthen the side only.

“To be honest, we had budgeted a lot more for Yuvraj and Malinga. At Rs one crore, a player like Yuvraj is probably a (biggest) steal of 12 (sic) years. He has won every trophy there is to be won,” Ambani told the host broadcaster of the auction.

“We focussed on experience a lot as well on the youngsters. We have identified specific roles for both of them (Yuvraj and Malinga).”

Meanwhile, as per the reports, IPL season 12 will begin on March 19th. However, the venue for the twelfth edition is yet to get confirmed, as the general elections will take place next year.

Here is the complete squad of Mumbai Indians for IPL 2019 –

Players Status Price (INR)
Rohit Sharma Retained 150000000
Hardik Pandya Retained 70000000
Krunal Pandya Retained 88000000
Jasprit Bumrah Retained 110000000
Ishan Kishan Retained 62000000
Surya Kumar Yadav Retained 32000000
Mayank Markande Retained 20000000
Rahul Chahar Retained 19000000
Anukul Roy Retained 2000000
Siddhesh Lad Retained 2000000
Aditya Tare Retained 2000000
Quinton de Kock Traded 28000000
Evin Lewis Retained 38000000
Kieron Pollard Retained 54000000
Ben Cutting Retained 22000000
Mitchell McClenaghan Retained 10000000
Adam Milne Retained 7500000
Jason Behrendorff Retained 150000000
Lasith Malinga (SL) Purchased 20000000
Anmolpreet Singh (IND) Purchased 8000000
Barinder Sran (IND) Purchased 34000000
Pankaj Jaiswal (IND) Purchased 2000000
Rasikh Salam Dar (IND) Purchased 2000000
Yuvraj Singh (IND) Purchased 10000000

 

Gautam Sodhi

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