[caption id="attachment_780383" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Yuvraj-Singh-PTI.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-780383" alt="Yuvraj Singh. @ PTI" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Yuvraj-Singh-PTI.jpg" width="628" height="353" /></a> Yuvraj Singh. @ PTI[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former India opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/gautam-gambhir/">Gautam Gambhir</a>, who recently called it quits from all forms of the game, admitted he was surprised veteran<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/yuvraj-singh/"> Yuvraj Singh</a> went unsold in the first round of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/indian-premier-league">Indian Premier League</a> 2019 auctions at Jaipur on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p><strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-auction-2019-live-coverage-news-updates-351-cricketers-to-go-under-the-hammer-780048">IPL Auction 2019 LIVE Coverage News Updates: Jaydev Unadkat, uncapped Varun Chakaravarthy costliest buy at Rs 8.4 crore each</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>There were no takers for the 37-year-old Yuvraj, who was hot property in the IPL for a long time during his peak. He entered into the auction with a base price of Rs 1 crore and could still find a buyer later in the auction if he is among the unsold players brought back into the pool by the franchises. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-auction-2019-uncapped-varun-chakravarthy-sold-for-rs-8-4-crore-to-kxip-780318">Uncapped Varun Chakravarthy sold for Rs 8.4 crore to KXIP</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p> 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, an expert on <em>Star Sports</em> for the IPL 2019 auction, said on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>Yuvraj was bought by <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kings-xi-punjab">Kings XI Punjab</a> for his base price of Rs 2 crore at the auction held before the last edition. While Chris Gayle repaid the faith KXIP posed in him with a fruitful season, Yuvraj could not set the house on fire, managing just 65 runs in eight games. No wonder the team decided to release him. <p></p> <p></p> In my observation, the teams are currently being safe and picking their first set of players, and I am confident he will be sold out in the second round, Gambhir said.