After his stellar performance in India‘s winning campaign of ICC World T20 2007, Yuvraj Singh was a big brand in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League. He was one of the icon players and represented Kings XI Punjab as the captain. But during his stint in the league for over a decade, he didn’t have that big an impact as was expected of him.
Yuvraj Singh ended up playing for 6 franchises in 12 years. He played for KXIP for the first 3 years before moving to Pune Warriors India in 2011. The left-hander wasn’t available in 2012 as he was battling with cancer. When the franchise PWI was discontinued, he went into the auction. He was a hot pick then and bagged INR 14 crore from Royal Challengers Bangalore.
But RCB let him go in just one year and he was once again placed into the auction. Yet again, the southpaw created a buzz and Delhi Daredevils bought him for a whopping INR 16 crore. It was the highest bid in the league at that time. He represented the Delhi franchise but failed to live up to the expectations. As a result, he found himself in the auction once more. A string of low scores reduced his price in 2016 and Sunrisers Hyderabad took him for INR 7 crore.
After 2 years, SRH released him and he was back to his initial franchise of Kings XI Punjab for a price of INR 2 crore. However, the team opted to release him after just one season. In the auction before the 12th edition of the IPL, he wasn’t attracting bidders. Mumbai Indians roped him in for just INR 1 crore which was his base price. Mumbai gave him a few opportunities but he failed to make an impact. He was on the bench for a large part in 2019 in which MI went on to win their 4th title. Yuvraj then announced his retirement from international as well as domestic cricket for India.
Yuvraj Singh’s IPL franchises
|Kings XI Punjab||2008-2010|
|Pune Warriors India||2011-2013|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||2014|
|Kings XI Punjab||2018|