age is just a number. This maxim fits perfectly in the case of world's two greatest legends, Yuvraj Singh and Lasith Malinga. There is hardly any respect which has brought these two great cricketers into their superb international career. Even at the end of his career, both Yuvraj and Malinga are still a force to concentrate on the limited overs format and want a lot of wealth in every franchise. These two players will once again appear in the action for one of the most popular franchises – Mumbai Indians during the Indian Premier League 2018-19. After the IPL 2019 auction – MI boss Akash Ambani, son of Tycoon Mukesh Ambani spoke in depth about two major Taking-Malinga and Yuvraj.
Since the beginning of IPL, Malinga has always been an integral part of MI, but after almost disappearing in the first round of the bid, Yuvraj got his sixth franchise in the auction. Earlier, Ambani had made this assumption clear that he did not take Yuvraj out of any emotional appeal, but veteran warriors were those who had been eyeing to reach the board over the years. UV scored more than 2,600 runs in the IPL season (he missed in the 2012 edition), Malinga has more than 150 wickets in eight editions so far.
"Malinga is arguably the best foreign player of MI." – Akash Ambani
– Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) 20 December 2018
"UV and Malinga are very important players. I think we were lucky to get those two players. To be honest, our think tank was thinking on the basis of experience. We retained many young players we wanted. While entering this auction, we wanted to buy some young players but actually focused on a lot of experience and both the bills got very well fitted. "
He further said that the management played very clear roles for these stalwarts and was amazed that we were able to get both of them for their respective base price.
"I think this is the theft of the 12 auctions of the Indians of Mumbai, we had set a lot of budget for them, we are really happy that we have received them, both have won every trophy that we have to win in T20 cricket. UV has a World Cup for them and Malinga is arguably the best foreign player of MI. UV has just recently won the IPL with Sunrise, so we can give him his camp In fact, they are really happy. "
Apart from these two heavyweight, Akash praised the other 4 signings – Barinder Saran, Pankaj Jaswal, Rashek Dar and Anmolpreet Singh – and they believed that they had the potential to be in the initial session for MI.
Three-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians (MI) bought six players in the 2019 edition of the auction held in Jaipur on Wednesday.
MI boss Akash Ambani, son of Mukesh Ambani, who took the lead call in the auction, created it. Together, they are expected to build a force even after their joint age is 72.
(With quotation from MI press release)