Released by Kings XI Punjab for IPL 2019, Yuvraj Singh brings down his base price by Rs 1 Crore . Indian Premier League: Yuvraj Singh was released by Kings XI Punjab last month and going into IPL auction, he has decided to bring his base price down from Rs 2 Crore to 1 Crore.
Yuvraj Singh was released by Kings XI Punjab ahead of IPL 2019 auction. Photo credits: BCCI
Yuvraj Singh made his homecoming in the previous season of Indian Premier League (IPL) as he was bought by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the auction. KXIP was the only franchise to bid for him and he was sold at his base price of Rs 2 Crore. His comeback to his former IPL franchise, though, was a forgettable one as he could just manage to score 65 runs in eight games that he played.
Yuvraj was also dropped from the playing XI and sat out for 6 games owing to his poor form. Unsurprisingly, he was also released by his franchise ahead of the IPL 2019 auction. Yuvraj will again be up for grabs in the upcoming auction but is unlikely that the franchises will go behind him. Keeping the same thing in mind, the 36-year-old has decided to lower his base price.
He has dropped his base price from Rs 2 Crore to Rs 1 Crore for the upcoming IPL auction. last year, he had set his base price Rs 2 Crore after not being retained by Sunrisers Hyderabad for the mega-auction. SurpriIndian, no Indian player has set his base price Rs 2 Crore.
Brendon McCullum, Lasith Malinga, Shaun Marsh, Chris Woakes are few of the players who have put themselves in the top bracket. To a big surprise, Jaydev Unadkat and Axar Patel also set their base price rs 1.5 crore and 1 crore respectively.
Unadkat was sold for a huge amount of Rs 11.5 Crore to Rajasthan Royals in the previous auction but was released after he failed to justice with his selling price. Axar, on the other hand, was the only player to be retained by Kings XI Punjab but a poor run in the T20 tournament saw him being released for the upcoming season.
The auction for the upcoming season is all set to take place on December 18. The one thing that will be seen whether Yuvraj will be able to attract a bid for himself or not.