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IPL history: 6 franchises Yuvraj Singh has been a part of

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4.72K   //    06 Mar 2019, 15:08 IST

Yuvraj Singh had played for 5 IPL franchises till 2018.
Yuvraj Singh had played for 5 IPL franchises till 2018.

Indian Premier League became a huge hit amongst the modern cricket fans since its inaugural season itself. 

The first edition kicked off with 8 teams representing 8 different cities of India. Each franchise tried their best to get the top class players in their side who could help them win the title for them. The franchises tried their best to get a perfect team combination in the auction.

However, not every franchise could achieve the perfect combination. Thus, they released the under-performing players to either buy them at a cheaper price in the auction or to do away with them. 

There have been players like Virat Kohli, Lasith Malinga, Sachin Tendulkar who have played for just 1 IPL franchise in IPL history. On the other hand, there have also been few players who have played for almost all IPL franchises so far.

One of the biggest players who has been a part almost all IPL franchises is Yuvraj Singh. He has been like a rolling stone who has been a part of 6 franchises so far in the history of IPL. Such 6 franchises are:

#1 Kings XI Punjab (2008-10, 2018)

Kings XI Punjab was the first franchise for which Yuvraj Singh played for.
Kings XI Punjab was the first franchise for which Yuvraj Singh played for.

During the first edition of Indian Premier League which took place in 2008, all the 8 franchises tried their best to get Yuvraj Singh in their side. One of the main reason behind this was his form in the 2007 WT20. Ultimately, Yuvi joined his home franchise, Kings XI Punjab.

He played 3 consecutive seasons for Punjab during which he scored 894 runs and even took 2 hat-tricks. But after this, KXIP released Yuvraj Singh as he was a part of the 2011 IPL auction.

However, in the year 2018, he made a comeback to his home franchise as the Kings XI bought him in the auction. During this season, he didn’t impress the fans and owners as he scored just 65 runs in 8 matches. Hence, once again KXIP released him.

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