Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who on February 16th became the IPL’s costliest-every buy going for a whopping Rs 16 crore to Delhi Daredevils, said that he is excited to play again under former Indian coach Gary Kirsten.
(Read the final report of 2015 IPL auctions here)
“I was sleeping when the auction was going on. I came to know of this only when some guests came to my house and told me the good news. The best part is I am going to play under Kirsten. I had my best years under him and hopefully I can repeat that with Delhi.”
Kirsten, who was present at the auction along with the top team officials, said that Yuvraj is a kind of player who can add good value to this side and the franchise had come with a clear mindset to go all out in bidding for him.
“You want to know that throughout the season you have various combinations to fall back on. I think we learned from last year that if we want a player we need to push hard for him. Hence we were prepared to go all the way with Yuvraj and it’s great for the player as well.
“Yuvraj can add good value to the side. We don’t know, it’s always the thing with the auction. At last year’s auction we thought we had a good team. Tough space the auction, trying to go on with the players who think can make a difference,” Kirsten said.