Vijay Mallya lodges official complaint over spending extra money on Yuvraj Singh

Updated: Feb 13, 2014, 09:55 AM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) owner Vijay Mallya lodged an official complaint to the IPL Governing Council, saying his franchise spent an additional Rs 4 crore on buying all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on the first day of the IPL 7 auction.

On buying Yuvraj Singh for a whopping Rs 14 crore, Mallya said he was "very happy" to have the flamboyant all-rounder in his team but admitted that it was unfortunate to spend Rs four crore extra on him.

Royal Challengers had almost bought Yuvraj for Rs 10 crore when Kolkata Knight Riders joined in the bidding, and eventually the left-handed batsman was sold for Rs 14 crore to the Bangalore outfit.

However, Mallya, said since the hammer had fell at Rs 10 crore for Yuvraj, that should have been the final bid.

"The hammer did go down at Rs 10 crore. Normally, my understanding is that when the hammer falls down, that`s the final," he said to a leading news channel.

"We have written to the IPL Governing Council regarding this. I am hopeful that they ( IPL GC) will consider the matter," Mallya said.

With Agency inputs