Out of favor Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is up for grabs ahead of the 2019 IPL auction. Kings XI Punjab released the all-rounder after the veteran failed to fire with the bat. Punjab will gun for glory this time around as they missed out on lifting the cup in yet another season

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Yuvraj Singh (Credits – Twitter)

Yuvraj Singh’s patchy form a concern

The southpaw had decent outings in the domestic circuit. The left-handed batter managed to score just one fifty in his last seven innings. Apart from a gritty 96 against Railways, Yuvraj got into the forties just twice. He had a patchy IPL season as well. While his teammates KL Rahul, Chris Gayle and Karun Nair plundered the attack, Yuvraj struggle to get starts.

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Yuvraj Singh (Photo by Simon West/Action Plus via Getty Images)

He was listed in this year’s auction at a price of INR 2 Crore. The experienced campaigner was snapped by the Kings-led by Ravichandran Ashwin. In the eight games he played in, the middle-order batsman scored 65 runs at an average of 10.83. The internet though still hasn’t given up on one of India’s biggest match-winners. He is still a favorite on Twitter as fans want Chennai Super Kings to rope in the dynamic player.

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Yuvraj Singh (Credits – AFP)

Yuvraj hasn’t given up on IPL action

Earlier this year, Yuvraj had said that he wants to play in the coming 2-3 seasons of the IPL. “I want to go when I feel it is the right time to go, when I feel I have done my best and I could not have done any more than this,” Yuvraj told Sportstar. “I am still playing because I am enjoying playing cricket, not just because I have to play for India or I have to play the IPL. The motivation is definitely to play for India. I feel two or three IPLs are left in me.”

The fact that Chennai have backed veterans goes well with Yuvraj-fanatics. The MS Dhoni-led side picked quite a lot of experienced players who were well over thirties. They ended up winning the coveted trophy and proved a point to the critics. For Yuvraj, this will be the perfect platform to put up a show and add sparkles to his glorious career.