Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh will not be a part of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 after being released by the Mumbai Indians (MI). India’s World Cup man won’t turn up for IPL Auction 2020 after 12 years of constantly shuffling between franchises. The auction is all set to take place at Kolkata on December 19, 2019.
Yuvraj Singh, who retired from international cricket in June 2019, has since then plied his trade in T20 leagues around the globe. The southpaw is currently participating in the Abu Dhabi T10 League playing for the Maratha Arabians. Yuvraj had earlier featured in the Global Canada T20.
Yuvraj Singh is a traveller when it comes to IPL franchises. He has represented as many as six franchises in his 12-year journey. The World Cup winner started his career with his home team Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) before moving to the now-defunct Pune Warriors India (PWI). After that, he shifted to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for a whopping ₹14 Cr. He then moved to the Delhi Daredevils for ₹16 Cr. Later, he moved to Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) before coming back to Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for a season. The all-rounder was signed up by the Mumbai Indians last season for his base price, but his tapering form soon put him out of the playing XI.
Yuvraj Singh said that he is enjoying retirement and doesn’t want to play cricket for the entire year after playing for 17 years. Yuvraj had earlier obtained a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to be eligible to participate in the Global Canada T20. As per BCCI norms, a player has to retire from international cricket as well as the IPL to be eligible to play in any foreign T20 competition. Thus, Yuvraj Singh won’t be featuring in the IPL 2020. He'll be calling curtains on a 12-year association with the league.