Yash Dhull
Yash Dhull. (Photo: Instagram)

India’s U19 World Cup-winning captain Yash Dhull has shown gratitude to Delhi Capitals (DC) after they bought him in the ongoing Indian Premier League- IPL 2022 mega auction which is underway in Bengaluru, on the second day of the two-day event on February 13, 2022.

DC picked Dhull for Rs 50 lakhs on day 2 of the mega auction, after a brief bidding war with Punjab Kings. Dhull recently led the Indian U19 team to the ICC Youth World Cup glory in the Caribbean and became only the third captain from India to score a century in the tournament after Virat Kohli and Unmukt Chand.

Yash Dhull Bought By Delhi Capitals For INR 50 Lakhs In The IPL 2022 Mega Auction
Yash Dhull Bought By Delhi Capitals For INR 50 Lakhs In The IPL 2022 Mega Auction

“Hi Delhi Capitals. Thank you for showing faith in me and selecting me at the auctions. I have been a part of Delhi Capitals Bal Bhavan Academy for 8-9 years. So this is a dream come true for me. I am really excited to join the team and I am ready to give my best,” said Yash Dhull as per an official release.

Yash Dhull Has Been A Talent We Spotted A Long Time Back: Delhi Capitals CEO Vinod Bisht

Yash Dhull is a homegrown product for Delhi Capitals as he was a DC academy prodigy and someone the DC interim CEO Vinod Bisht called a talent that was identified long back and then groomed for success.

Delhi Capitals’ Interim CEO Vinod Bisht said, “Yash has been a talent who has been spotted 4-5 years back since he was a small kid. That time, in the earlier avatar of ours, we always wanted to develop the whole idea of doing grassroots cricket and build stories. This is an outcome of that effort of 5-6 years. When a 14-year-old young talent came up to us, and we supported him at that time, and then he goes on to become the captain of India U-19 team, and wins the World Cup, and is back into our fold.”

Yash Dhull
Yash Dhull (Credit: Twitter)

He further added, “This was one talent we could not have allowed to go. The very ethos of saying we develop grassroot talent, we develop talent who can become big and we need to support them in the formative years. That’s what exactly we have done. We have done it in the past with Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, and that is a story we want to continue.”

Amongst other players, Singaporean-Australian cricketer Tim David earned INR 8.25 crores bid from Mumbai Indians, who also bid INR 8 crores for Jofra Archer.

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