Yuvraj Singh: I never asked for Rs 16 crores

In the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh grabbed the headlines by becoming the most expensive player. Yuvraj was signed by Delhi Daredevils (DD) for a whopping Rs 16 crores. This created a lot of buzz, as the Indian all-rounder wasn’t in the national side, however the star cricketer made it clear that he is unfazed by the hype.


“Not really. I was sleeping when the auction was going on. And I didn’t tell anybody to give me that money. Whatever money would have given to me, I would have played IPL,” Yuvraj said in a report from Press Trust of India (PTI).


The southpaw refrained from making any comments on his comeback and at present in not thinking far.


“I am enjoying my cricket at the moment and I am not thinking too far ahead. Hopefully, as a team we want to get Daredevils back on track. The win in the last match was needed to boost the morale after 11 defeats. In the last game, I got a lot of overs to plan my innings as I needed some time out there in the middle,” he added.


The left-handed batsman spoke about his relationship with DD coach Gary Kirsten, saying, “It’s the same relationship that we had when he was the India coach. We have a great understanding and somehow Gary gets the best out of me. When he was the India coach, he was managing only 16 players but in a franchise, you need to manage 25 players.”


Yuvraj played a match winning knock of 55 off 39 balls against his former team Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Puneon Thursday and his team will next face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Visakhapatnam on Saturday.