Narrowly missing out on a spot in Australia's World Cup squad, Indian-origin pacer Gurinder Singh Sandhu is nonetheless excited at the prospect of playing alongside Zaheer Khan in the upcoming IPL and "learn the art of reverse swing" from the wily seamer.
Actress-producer Preity Zinta has never refrained from speaking her mind, so it did not come as a surprise when she took to micro-blogging site Twitter to shun link-up reports with Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh calling such comments as “sexist”.
His confidence on a high after an impressive display against Pakistan in India's World Cup opener, all-rounder Suresh Raina wants to fill in the shoes of Yuvraj Singh, the hero of 2011 edition, in the ongoing showpiece event being jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.
At the IPL 8 auction, Royal Challengers Bangalore, who released their marquee player Yuvraj Singh for fresh bidding, were in a panic mode, as Delhi Daredevils seemed determined to buy the all-rounder at any cost.
Former captain Sunil Gavaskar endorsed Delhi Daredevils splurging Rs 16 crore on Yuvraj Singh in the IPL 8 auction, saying the flamboyant all-rounder "deserves every penny for his yeoman service" to Indian cricket.
India team outcast Yuvraj Singh led the Indian Premier League's auction bid held on Monday as he was bought for a whooping sum of Rs 16 crore by the Delhi Daredevils. Yuvraj's sum was the highest in this season's auction of IPL 8 season and the veteran southpaw showed he still the boss in the cash rich mega event.
All-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who on Monday became Indian Premier League's costliest ever buy by going for a whopping Rs 16 crore to Delhi Daredevils, said that he was happy to be playing again under former India coach Gary Kirsten.
In the fresh auction, India discard Yuvraj Singh, England discard Kevin Pietersen and wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik along with South African cricketer Hashim Amla have attracted the highest base price of Rs 2 crore.
India's 2011 World Cup winning stars Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Sachin Tendulkar lauded the victorious Indian team who beat arch-rivals Pakistan in the on going 2015 event in Adelaide on Sunday.
Dinesh Karthik's current form makes him a hot buy at the IPL auction on Monday and the revitalised wicket-keeper batsman says he would prefer to be part of a winning team rather than being paid the big bucks in an unsuccessful campaign like the one he endured last season.