Yuvraj Singh, an Indian batsman, has presented his disappointment for not playing the Indian player League (IPL) consistently for a single franchise.
Yuvraj wants to be the part of any single franchise at least for 3-4 years like Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, and MS Dhoni are of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians, and Chennai Super Kings respectively in IPL.
Through the years, Yuvraj Singh has been moving to different franchises. From 2008 to 2010, he was the part of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). For 2011 and 2013, the player was chosen by Pune Warriors. He has played for four more teams; Bangalore (2014), Delhi (2015), Sunrisers Hyderabad (2016 and 2017) and Mumbai Indians (2019). He received the highest bid after the auction of 2014 of INR 14 crore when Royal Challengers Bangalore brought him. Later, in 2015, Delhi chose him raising 2 more crores into INR 14 crores. That was the highest bid of the time.
Yuvraj Singh: I never got a chance to play for 3-4 years for a single franchise
“I never got a chance to play for 3-4 years for one franchise team. Virat (Kohli), (MS) Dhoni, Rohit (Sharma) have played for the same franchise team for many years. You get a base but I have never been able to get a permanent place” said Yuvraj Singh during the interview as quoted by Times Now.
He also revealed that he loved to play for Punjab but he wanted to run away from the franchise. He disclosed that it was not him even as the skipper to choose the players of his own will.
“There was a place from where I wanted to run away, it was Kings XI Punjab. Whenever I asked for a player, they did not give it to me. It is also amazing that when I left, they bought all those players. I was just the captain on the team for the sake of it. I loved playing for Punjab but I wanted to run away from that franchise”, Yuvraj said.