Yash Dhull
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Delhi state team prodigious player Yash Dhull’s father Vijay Dhull said he had expected IPL franchise Delhi Capitals would pick his son in the IPL 2022 auction.

Yash, who led the India U19 team to their fifth ICC World Cup title last month in the Caribbean, garnered bids from Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings in the mega auction. The Delhi outfit was successful in purchasing the youngster for INR 50 lakhs.

Yash Dhull was happy about being picked by DC: Vijay Dhull

According to Vijay Dhull, the 19-year-old player has practised at the Delhi Capitals Academy for around eight years. Senior Dhull was optimistic about Delhi Capitals going after his son and finalising the deal.

IPL Auction 2022: Yash Dhull's Father Vijay Dhull Reveals Why Delhi Capitals Picked His Son
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

When you register for the auctions and as a player when you are going under the hammer, it is not your choice, and beyond your control as to which side would pick you.

“But with Yash already being associated with Delhi Capitals Academy at Bal Bhavan, Dwarka, for a long time now, where he had practised for the last seven-eight years, we had already expected that he would most likely be picked by Delhi Capitals,” Vijay Dhull told India TV. 

“Also, I feel that if the local boys get to play and represent their state-based franchise in the IPL, it motivates them immensely, and also as rookies they are in a comparatively comfortable homely fabric. Even if you see the other young boys, they are taken by their local teams only. Yash was happy about being picked by DC,” he further said. 

Yash Dhull scored successive hundreds on Ranji Trophy debut

Dhull scored twin hundreds on his debut for Delhi against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy 2022, scoring 113 in both of his innings as the match ended in a draw.

Yash Dhull
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In the ICC U19 World Cup, Dhull amassed 229 from four matches at an average of 76.33, he scored a match-winning 110 against Australia U19 in the semi-final. He stitched 204 runs with his deputy Shaik Rasheed for the third wicket as India thumped Australia by 96 runs.

Dhull joined the likes of Mohammad Kaif, Virat Kohli, Unmkut Chand and Prithvi Shaw to win the U19 World Cup for India as their captain.

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