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  • POSTED BY vaib15 on | February 13, 2014, 12:57 GMT

    RCB paid a bomb for Yuvraj, RCB doesnt hav local players... ppl why the hell are u cribbing... they ended up paying so much for Yuvraj was because of the fact that its the cheapest price they could buy him for, anything lesser than this he would not end up in RCB... and RCB not having local players come on guys ppl put in money not for charity... if Vijay has put in money its his choice to buy whats best for his team. Its easy to sit and comment, put in money from your own pocket and then you'll know.

  • POSTED BY Sagar_Sharma on | February 13, 2014, 9:38 GMT

    What more can you expect from a man whose all business ventures are down in dumps. It actually amazes me that RCB and Mr Mallya are throwing in cash like this at the time when employees of his other business concerns have not been paid for months???!!!!

    Btw - those who respectfully call Mr Mallya as Dr Mallya... should know that he did not earn that degree by means of educational merit. It is an honorary degree.

    Gambling and business are two worlds apart. But what he has done is not either business or gambling. This is borderline stupidity.

    Yuvraj maybe worth every penny, but with this sort of money Mr Mallya could have had paid many of his suffering employees. Cricket is definitely being dominated by this Great Indian Tamashaa!

  • POSTED BY soumyas on | February 13, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    @Sharan Kumar do u mean by 'yelling' ?

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 13, 2014, 9:28 GMT

    money on expired product=nothing

  • POSTED BY on | February 13, 2014, 9:01 GMT

    Why is every one helling at Dr.Vijay Mallya , He knows what he does and his gamble works.He has become such a big business man with his own thinking and he also has the ability to judge the right players for his team.Many say that what has yuvraj performed in previous seasons,I ask you what has gayle performed when he was in kkr ? but today franchises are very keen to get his name in auctions , the same way yuvraj will get his best performance in this season ....... We believe in Dr.Vijay Mallya , Yuvaraj Singh and AAAAAR CEEEEE BEEEEE always .. We Are gonna rock again ...

  • POSTED BY soumyas on | February 13, 2014, 8:28 GMT

    14 Cr fro Yuvraj no wonder why kingfisher grounded.

  • POSTED BY soumyas on | February 13, 2014, 8:26 GMT

    they would have got Manish pandey, Uthappa, karan sharma, rishi dhawan in the price of Yuvraj Sing...

  • POSTED BY on | February 13, 2014, 7:34 GMT

    OK PArth , Let time be the better judge !!! Anyways this was the same Yuvraj Singh who scored 72 of 3 5 balls against Australia 5 months ago in that T20 and won the match single handedly , when none of your batsman including your captain was able to score !!! This was he same guy who won you an entire World cup !!!! So why don't you let time decide it

  • POSTED BY on | February 13, 2014, 7:22 GMT

    Crazy selection from RCB. No local players, not even uncapped players. Rahul, Gopal, More, Gautam all gone to other franchises. KSCA stadium will still be full rooting for RCB but mind you local people like me can never get associated to a team which doesn't respect the local talent. When these guys are good to win Ranji & Irani Trophy, they must be good to represent a local franchiser. Shame on you Mallya and Kohli.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 13, 2014, 7:17 GMT

    He did hit sixes and stuff but that long ago. he has already went past his prime and does not seem to be regaining any form at all. His failures went unnoticed in the australian series as we won that one but as soon as we played africa the selectors realised it was time for yuvraj to leave. Alex hsles on other hand AT THE MOMENT is much better than yuvraj singh. I am more than sure that yuvraj singh will fail and RCB is preparing for a heavy loss. I don't know why Virat was keen on getting him. Well doesn't matter virat is all class himself. What yuvraj singh will do is he will come in get out cheaply. Drop catches on the feild which he did in the australian series. You put him on the boundary line, he can't run as fast because of his horrible firness. I am just saying the truth and not over looking the fact that yuvraj singh is going to be a failure.

  • POSTED BY on | February 13, 2014, 6:40 GMT

    I really don't know why everyone is critisizing Yuvraj, he's such an amazing player, HE HIT 6 DAMN STRAIGHT SIXES AND I HAVEN'T SEEN ANYONE ELSE DONE THAT WHO CURRENTLY PLAYS CRICKET. A cricketer like Alex Hales will be no where near Yuvraj, Alex is just consistent with moderate scores and even he is horrible at playing Johnson ( see the BBL ). Johnson is a world class bowler so obviously you'll expect the batsman getting beaten more than the bowler getting beaten. Also Sachin used to love the company of Yuvraj because he's so easy to talk to and he's an excellent friend so no wonder why Virat, Dhoni and practically the whole Indian team wants the company and the talent of YUVRAJ SINGH on their team. I love watching Yuvraj play even though I'm a Royals fan but I might switch to KXIP because of their amazing line up but still he's so AMAZING to watch, IF ONLY he could switch gears between Test and T20I like he could before he can easily dive his way in the INDIAN CRICKET TEAM for good.

  • POSTED BY Sunman81 on | February 13, 2014, 5:37 GMT

    This is the darker side of the IPL...RCB after having little money to buy the remaining players to make up a squad has started complaining... the IPL governing council rules if rules in favour of RCB, then they will have that extra money to buy some uncapped players... Now this looks like a stage show!

  • POSTED BY crick_sucks on | February 13, 2014, 4:48 GMT

    This just the business acumen of Mallya. No wonder all his businesses are in such bad shape. 14Cr for Yuvraj? Has Mallya even followed the previous editions of IPL and Yuvraj's performance in it.

  • POSTED BY on | February 13, 2014, 4:33 GMT

    In this age of high technology, I wonder why auctions are being conducted in this manner (bidding by raising a placard) when buzzers with lights (the kind used in quiz shows that show who pressed first) are available easily. The old system could allow manipulations/errors to be 'judged' by a human auctioneer, which could leave behind a bad feeling

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 13, 2014, 4:20 GMT

    This was poor from rcb. yuvraj at the moment is not even worth half the price he has been bought for. No disrespect. He could not play johnson. failed against watson too. What was malya thinking when he bought yuvraj. They should have bought alex hales. He is a natural t20 player not a slogger like yuvraj singh. But such decisions will cost rcb alot. They will have to settle for local players who are not so good if they don't give him the 4 crores back which his highly not likely to happen.

  • POSTED BY johnathonjosephs on | February 13, 2014, 4:04 GMT

    Yuvraj is a good player, but not that great. There is a reason the teams he has been in the IPL have not been doing good (apart from the 1st IPL). Was amazed to see Thissara Perera get taken for a steal, he was the man behind the Sunriser's success (economical and was up in the top 5 run scorers for the team). Dinesh Karthik's was also very very surprising. Chennai got Badree for a steal and other than MI, RCB, and CSK, I think Punjab and Delhi have some scary lineups

  • POSTED BY rajuramki on | February 13, 2014, 3:36 GMT

    RCB has once again proved that they are not very prudent in their investment . How else can you describe Yuvaraj being bought for 14 crores. Yuvaraj is well past his prime .By spending almost 25 % of their total expenditure limit on one average player , they have lost an oppurtunity to build a good performing team . Once again, RCB will realise that they have to select performing players and not stars who are past their prime.

  • POSTED BY HeavyRolla on | February 13, 2014, 3:04 GMT

    Two Words- Caveat emptor!

  • POSTED BY sudheendrar on | February 13, 2014, 2:52 GMT

    Mallya deserves this.He is getting back now.

  • POSTED BY RajeshNaik on | February 13, 2014, 1:20 GMT

    Insane bidding from RCB. Yuvraj is lucky. I doubt his utility. Name is big and how it translates in to performance is to be seen. Why Virat was so keen on Yuvraj is a mystery. Moreover, being a die hard fan of Karnataka, so far I see no reason to support RCB. Vinay, Robin and Mithun were not even considered by RCB. If reports are to be believed Rajasthan is very keen on KL Rahul. Which local player will RCB go for? Albie Morkel of all people? Albie was not even a regular for CSK last year. Mallya has probably lost it even before the start of IPL 8 & Yuvraj may be the reason for it, indirectly.

  • POSTED BY lgw1943 on | February 13, 2014, 1:17 GMT

    i big Disappointment not to select praveen kumar and dinesh karthick for 12.5 crore johnson for 6.5 crore kp for 9 crore piyush chawla for 4.5 crore (he was most sixes conceded in ipl to opponent team) the selectors can select martin guptil,ross tailor instead of spending money to dinesh karthick

  • POSTED BY on | February 12, 2014, 23:57 GMT

    Either re-auction of Yuvraj singh or RCB should go with that 14 crores. Sorry Vijay mallya, no one believes your words.

  • POSTED BY Masking_Tape on | February 12, 2014, 23:12 GMT

    LOL they realized they made a bad buy and now they are trying to back out

  • POSTED BY Rahul_78 on | February 12, 2014, 20:56 GMT

    Mallya will end up paying approx 1crore Rs per T20 game to Yuvraj. Good luck to both the parties! :)

  • POSTED BY Aashiyer on | February 12, 2014, 20:54 GMT

    I agree that they should have looked at the video footage, but why blame KKR. I also agree that RCB are crybabies. They raised the paddle and the auctioneer saw and continiued the bidding. Also RCB won Yuvraj in the end.

  • POSTED BY on | February 12, 2014, 20:34 GMT

    There are going to regret it.

  • POSTED BY inswing on | February 12, 2014, 20:14 GMT

    Regardless of the extra price, it is a bad investment for RCB. It is always a terrible idea to get hung up on a player and get into a bidding war - I want this player no matter what. It would be surprising if Yuvraj justifies half his price.

  • POSTED BY on | February 12, 2014, 20:10 GMT

    And this is why there should be DRS in cricket :D

  • POSTED BY nainil0683 on | February 12, 2014, 19:32 GMT

    It's absolutely KKR's fault. They should have been more vocal when the auctioneer did not notice their bid before hitting the hammer. It's neither of RCB's or auctioneer's fault. The only people responsible for this is KKR. The auctioneer always looks around the room raises his hand with hammer pauses for few seconds before hitting the hammer. That pause was when KKR should have been vocal. Very unfortunate for RBC, but hopefully that extra 4 crorers bring fortune to RCB.

  • POSTED BY Alexk400 on | February 12, 2014, 19:11 GMT

    All they have to do is video replay find if anyone raise the paddle. They must fix this.

  • POSTED BY raj.naik on | February 12, 2014, 18:56 GMT

    They should have look at the video footage and decide whether hammer went first or bid came in from KKR first, I think RCB should have got yuvi at 10cr, 14cr is too much..................

  • POSTED BY Batmanindallas on | February 12, 2014, 18:31 GMT

    He is broke how is going to pay anything

  • POSTED BY manishwa on | February 12, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    One needs 25 characters, otherwise, just two words should suffice for any edition of RCB. Cry Babies.

  • POSTED BY on | February 12, 2014, 17:35 GMT

    True..... hope the committee reimburses them of the 4cr and they can go out tomorrow and buy a good bowler (pacer/spinner) to complement the Fab-4 batting lineup :)

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  • POSTED BY vaib15 on | February 13, 2014, 12:57 GMT

    RCB paid a bomb for Yuvraj, RCB doesnt hav local players... ppl why the hell are u cribbing... they ended up paying so much for Yuvraj was because of the fact that its the cheapest price they could buy him for, anything lesser than this he would not end up in RCB... and RCB not having local players come on guys ppl put in money not for charity... if Vijay has put in money its his choice to buy whats best for his team. Its easy to sit and comment, put in money from your own pocket and then you'll know.

  • POSTED BY Sagar_Sharma on | February 13, 2014, 9:38 GMT

    What more can you expect from a man whose all business ventures are down in dumps. It actually amazes me that RCB and Mr Mallya are throwing in cash like this at the time when employees of his other business concerns have not been paid for months???!!!!

    Btw - those who respectfully call Mr Mallya as Dr Mallya... should know that he did not earn that degree by means of educational merit. It is an honorary degree.

    Gambling and business are two worlds apart. But what he has done is not either business or gambling. This is borderline stupidity.

    Yuvraj maybe worth every penny, but with this sort of money Mr Mallya could have had paid many of his suffering employees. Cricket is definitely being dominated by this Great Indian Tamashaa!

  • POSTED BY soumyas on | February 13, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    @Sharan Kumar do u mean by 'yelling' ?

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 13, 2014, 9:28 GMT

    money on expired product=nothing

  • POSTED BY on | February 13, 2014, 9:01 GMT

    Why is every one helling at Dr.Vijay Mallya , He knows what he does and his gamble works.He has become such a big business man with his own thinking and he also has the ability to judge the right players for his team.Many say that what has yuvraj performed in previous seasons,I ask you what has gayle performed when he was in kkr ? but today franchises are very keen to get his name in auctions , the same way yuvraj will get his best performance in this season ....... We believe in Dr.Vijay Mallya , Yuvaraj Singh and AAAAAR CEEEEE BEEEEE always .. We Are gonna rock again ...

  • POSTED BY soumyas on | February 13, 2014, 8:28 GMT

    14 Cr fro Yuvraj no wonder why kingfisher grounded.

  • POSTED BY soumyas on | February 13, 2014, 8:26 GMT

    they would have got Manish pandey, Uthappa, karan sharma, rishi dhawan in the price of Yuvraj Sing...

  • POSTED BY on | February 13, 2014, 7:34 GMT

    OK PArth , Let time be the better judge !!! Anyways this was the same Yuvraj Singh who scored 72 of 3 5 balls against Australia 5 months ago in that T20 and won the match single handedly , when none of your batsman including your captain was able to score !!! This was he same guy who won you an entire World cup !!!! So why don't you let time decide it

  • POSTED BY on | February 13, 2014, 7:22 GMT

    Crazy selection from RCB. No local players, not even uncapped players. Rahul, Gopal, More, Gautam all gone to other franchises. KSCA stadium will still be full rooting for RCB but mind you local people like me can never get associated to a team which doesn't respect the local talent. When these guys are good to win Ranji & Irani Trophy, they must be good to represent a local franchiser. Shame on you Mallya and Kohli.

  • POSTED BY android_user on | February 13, 2014, 7:17 GMT

    He did hit sixes and stuff but that long ago. he has already went past his prime and does not seem to be regaining any form at all. His failures went unnoticed in the australian series as we won that one but as soon as we played africa the selectors realised it was time for yuvraj to leave. Alex hsles on other hand AT THE MOMENT is much better than yuvraj singh. I am more than sure that yuvraj singh will fail and RCB is preparing for a heavy loss. I don't know why Virat was keen on getting him. Well doesn't matter virat is all class himself. What yuvraj singh will do is he will come in get out cheaply. Drop catches on the feild which he did in the australian series. You put him on the boundary line, he can't run as fast because of his horrible firness. I am just saying the truth and not over looking the fact that yuvraj singh is going to be a failure.

  • POSTED BY on | February 12, 2014, 17:35 GMT

    True..... hope the committee reimburses them of the 4cr and they can go out tomorrow and buy a good bowler (pacer/spinner) to complement the Fab-4 batting lineup :)

  • POSTED BY manishwa on | February 12, 2014, 17:46 GMT

    One needs 25 characters, otherwise, just two words should suffice for any edition of RCB. Cry Babies.

  • POSTED BY Batmanindallas on | February 12, 2014, 18:31 GMT

    He is broke how is going to pay anything

  • POSTED BY raj.naik on | February 12, 2014, 18:56 GMT

    They should have look at the video footage and decide whether hammer went first or bid came in from KKR first, I think RCB should have got yuvi at 10cr, 14cr is too much..................

  • POSTED BY Alexk400 on | February 12, 2014, 19:11 GMT

    All they have to do is video replay find if anyone raise the paddle. They must fix this.

  • POSTED BY nainil0683 on | February 12, 2014, 19:32 GMT

    It's absolutely KKR's fault. They should have been more vocal when the auctioneer did not notice their bid before hitting the hammer. It's neither of RCB's or auctioneer's fault. The only people responsible for this is KKR. The auctioneer always looks around the room raises his hand with hammer pauses for few seconds before hitting the hammer. That pause was when KKR should have been vocal. Very unfortunate for RBC, but hopefully that extra 4 crorers bring fortune to RCB.

  • POSTED BY on | February 12, 2014, 20:10 GMT

    And this is why there should be DRS in cricket :D

  • POSTED BY inswing on | February 12, 2014, 20:14 GMT

    Regardless of the extra price, it is a bad investment for RCB. It is always a terrible idea to get hung up on a player and get into a bidding war - I want this player no matter what. It would be surprising if Yuvraj justifies half his price.

  • POSTED BY on | February 12, 2014, 20:34 GMT

    There are going to regret it.

  • POSTED BY Aashiyer on | February 12, 2014, 20:54 GMT

    I agree that they should have looked at the video footage, but why blame KKR. I also agree that RCB are crybabies. They raised the paddle and the auctioneer saw and continiued the bidding. Also RCB won Yuvraj in the end.

IPL auction 2014 news February 12, 2014

RCB lodge complaint over Yuvraj bid

Nagraj Gollapudi
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Vijay Mallya, the owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore, lodged an official protest with the IPL governing council, against the Knight Riders over the Yuvraj Singh bid. Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals made the opening bids for Yuvraj before Mallya raised the paddle to bid at Rs 3.5 crores (approx $583,000). The bid escalated fast and reached the 10-crore mark. However, there was some confusion as the auctioneer apparently failed to notice the paddle raised by Knight Riders.

Knight Riders withdrew their bid at Rs 13.5 crores ($2.25 million) before Mallya raised another Rs 50 lakhs to close the debate.

"For me the hammer went down at 10 crores for Yuvraj Singh," Mallya told Times Now. "We have officially written to the IPL governing council for the decision to be overturned."

Ranjib Biswal, the IPL chairman, confirmed the RCB complaint but said the final decision was that of the auctioneer. "They filed a complaint asking Yuvraj should be given to them at 10 crores and not 14, but we can't do anything now," Biswal said.

Mallya later said that Virat Kohli, the Royal Challengers' captain, was "keen" on getting Yuvraj. Along with Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers, Royal Challengers now have one of the most star-studded and powerful batting orders in the IPL.

"Virat Kohli, our captain, was very keen on him. That extra Rs 4 crores was somewhat unfortunate, but the auctioneer has the sole discretion," Mallya said. "Everybody saw him look around the room before the hammer fell but he then chose to continue the bidding. So life must go on."

Nagraj Gollapudi is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo