The IPL 2019 auctions had a lot of surprises in store for the fans. While Jaydev Unadkat and Varun Chakravarthy became the IPL millionaires for getting 8.40 crore. Yuvraj Singh remained unsold for the first round of the auction. Silence filled the room as soon as Hugh Edmeades pulled out Yuvi’s name. However, Gautam Gambhir, knew that he would be picked in the next round of auction and his words turned true and the explosive left-hander was bought by Mumbai Indians. Yuvraj Singh Sold For Rs 1 Crore to Mumbai Indians at IPL Auction 2019, Check His Price at Previous Auctions.
Yuvi was bought by the team for Rs 1 crore. Before the IPL 2019 auctions, it was widely speculated that the left-hander would end up playing for Chennai Super Kings. But that didn’t happen. Yuvi’s fomer team Kings XI Punjab and the Chennai Super Kings had epic reaction to the same. KXIP wrote, “Congrats, @YUVSTRONG12 on all the new challenges ahead of you! You will surely be missed, Southpaw! 😞 #KXIP #LivePunjabiPlayPunjabi #SaddaSquad #IPLAuction.”Varun Chakravarthy: All You Need to Know About the 'Mystery Spinner' KXIP Bagged for INR 8.4 Crores at IPL 2019 Auctions.
Congrats, @YUVSTRONG12 on all the new challenges ahead of you!
You will surely be missed, Southpaw! 😞
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) December 18, 2018
Chennai Super Kings were stunned they were with Yuvraj Singh playing for MI. The official account of the CSK tweeted, “OH MI GAWD”. IPL 2019 Auctions: Uncapped Varun Chakravarthy Sold to Kings XI Punjab for 8.4 Crore, Jaydev Unadkat Returns to Rajasthan Royals.
OH MI GAWD! pic.twitter.com/rRcjgg3EAh
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) December 18, 2018
Yuvi did not have the best of the season last year. Out of 8 appearances, the left-hander scored 65 runs and which is why the team decided to let go off Yuvi. Talking about the left-hander’s inclusion in the squad, MI owner Akash Ambani said, “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.”