Mumbai Indians' bid keeps Yuvraj Singh in IPL

The out of favour India all-rounder, who went unsold in the first round of the auction, was finally roped in by Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 1 crore.

Yuvraj Singh was picked up by Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 1 crore.   -  Bhagya Prakash

After going unsold in the first round of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 auction, Yuvraj Singh was snapped up by Mumbai Indians for his base price of Rs 1 crore. Mumbai's unchallenged bid kept Yuvraj in the IPL.

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Earlier in the day, the out of favour India all-rounder found no takers during the first round of the auction.

Some of the franchises had earlier indicated that they may not opt for him, largely because of his indifferent form. While he scored 41, 4, 9 and 24 in the last four first-class innings, Yuvraj managed to play knocks of 96, 41, 48 in the one-dayers.

A two-time World Cup winner, Yuvraj is best remembered for hitting Stuart Broad for six sixes in a World T20 fixture against England in 2007.

“He has not been quite effective in the last few editions and does not quite fit into the scheme of things for most of the franchises. But it needs to be seen, if anyone goes for him,” one of the franchise officials had said earlier.