Will get money's worth if Chris Gayle, Yuvraj Singh can win even two IPL games for Kings XI Punjab: Virender Sehwag
New Delhi: Their stock has nosedived in recent years but if Chris Gayle and Yuvraj Singh win a couple of games for Kings XI Punjab in the upcoming Indian Premier League, mentor Virender Sehwag would take it as a decent return on investment.
Gayle and Yuvraj were both bought at a base price of Rs 2 crore by the Preity Zinta co-owned franchise.
The Jamaican dasher went unsold twice before being lapped up by KXIP while none of the other teams bid for Yuvraj, clearly indicating that they are no longer considered as match-winners. However Sehwag is not complaining.
"It is great that they have come to us at their base price. It is surely a bargain. Who knows if there were more bidders, they could have gone as high as USD 1 million. They are big names and match winners, even if they win two-three games for us, we would get the return on investment," Sehwag told PTI during an interview on the sidelines of KXIP's jersey launch here on Tuesday.
While Yuvraj is a certain starter in the XI, at least for the first few games, Gayle is not as Mayank Agarwal and Aaron Finch are expected to form a potent opening combination. For now, Gayle is only certain to play the first game as Finch will be unavailable due to his wedding back in Australia.
"Finch is not available for the first game so most likely Gayle will play in his place. So the opening game is not a problem but we have a big headach...