Veteran Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who went unsold in the morning session of Indian Premier League 2019 auction, finally got a buyer in the later half of the event. Three time IPL champions Mumbai Indians bought the 'Sixer-King' at his base price of INR 1 Crore.
Yuvraj who still holds the record of being the most expensive player in IPL auction history when Delhi Capitals, earlier known as Delhi Daredevils, spent a whopping Rs 16 crore for the all-rounder in 2015.
Yuvraj had a mixed day at the IPL 2019 auction as he first went unsold and was later on bought by Mumbai Indians at his base price of INR 1 Crore.
Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir was also shocked when Yuvraj got no buyer in the morning session.
"I am surprised no team opted to pick him, he might not be able to do what he used to earlier or to perform the same way, but on a good day, Yuvraj can single-handedly win matches for his team," Gambhir was quoted as saying by IPL's official broadcaster Star Sports.
"In my observation, the teams are currently being safe and picking their first set of players, and I am confident he will be sold in the second round," the former cricketer opined," he added.