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IPL 2022: U-19 World Cup champ Yash Dhull not BOTHERED about IPL Auction, says ‘Will work harder and wait for our chances’

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IPL 2022: Yash Dhull not bothered about IPL – On February 12 and 13, all eyes will be on Yash Dhull and his teammates who are in the auction. But the leader of the U19 pack that created history on Antigua, Yash Dhull is unfazed. He is not bothered about IPL auction and instead wants to get better even though a big-money contract could be lurking. Follow IPL 2022 Auction Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

“I am not thinking about the IPL auction right now. IPL is a big platform and has helped Indian cricketers to take their game to another level altogether. I am ready to play for any team, whoever will pick me,” Yash Dhull told TOI.

IPL 2022: U-19 World Cup champ Yash Dhull not BOTHERED about IPL Auction, says ‘Will work harder and wait for our chances’

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IPL 2022: U-19 World Cup champ Yash Dhull not BOTHERED about IPL Auction, says ‘Will work harder and wait for our chances’

While he might not be bothered by all the hullabaloo of the IPL Auction and the potential price tag he will have like Yashasvi Jaiswal but that he will have a base price of just Rs 20 lakh could tempt all the franchises in targeting him.

Dhull became the fifth Indian captain to lead the team to U19 World Cup title. As the history would have it, U19 stars are given a great deal of attention in IPL Auction. Take Yashasvi Jaiswal for example, he was sold for Rs 2.4 Cr in the 2020 auction while Prithvi Shaw bagged a contract of Rs 1.2 Crore in 2018.

IPL 2022: U-19 World Cup champ Yash Dhull not BOTHERED about IPL Auction, says ‘Will work harder and wait for our chances’

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“This is a big achievement for me, my team, and my country. The final was thrilling. I was sitting in the dugout and getting goosebumps. I want to thank my coach Rajesh Nagar sir and my school (Bal Bhavan) for supporting me a lot. Whether I am out of form, not scoring runs, or going through a lean patch, they have always trusted my abilities and gave me a lot of confidence. They are so happy right now and eagerly waiting to see me with the trophy. I can’t thank Rajesh sir enough. His support and guidance were always enough for me,” Yash Dhull said.

In fact, barring Mohammed Kaif and Virat Kohli when there was no IPL or rules were different, the recent IPL auctions have seen franchises paying a high price for younger players.

IPL 2022: U-19 World Cup champ Yash Dhull not BOTHERED about IPL Auction, says ‘Will work harder and wait for our chances’

U-19 World Cup-winning captains and Auction price:

IPL 2022: U-19 World Cup champ Yash Dhull not BOTHERED about IPL Auction, says ‘Will work harder and wait for our chances’
Mohammad Kaif

Mohammad Kaif (2000): Mohammad Kaif was the first to lead India to a U19 World Cup title. But there was no IPL then. By the time IPL was introduced in 2008, he was already an established player.

IPL 2022: U-19 World Cup champ Yash Dhull not BOTHERED about IPL Auction, says ‘Will work harder and wait for our chances’
Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli (2008): The first big breakthrough could have been of Virat Kohli when he led India to second U19 World Cup title. But the auction rules were different. U19 players were not allowed in the auction. Instead, they were to be picked up from the draft. Kohli went to RCB for Rs 12 lakh. But since then, he has made a big jump and now he is one of the highest earners of IPL.

IPL 2022: U-19 World Cup champ Yash Dhull not BOTHERED about IPL Auction, says ‘Will work harder and wait for our chances’

IPL 2022: U-19 World Cup champ Yash Dhull not BOTHERED about IPL Auction, says ‘Will work harder and wait for our chances’
Unmukt Chand

Unmukt Chand (2012): The third captain to win the U19 World Cup was Unmukt Chand but he had already been in IPL before leading India U19s. He was picked up for Rs 10 lakh by Delhi Daredevils in 2011.

IPL 2022: U-19 World Cup champ Yash Dhull not BOTHERED about IPL Auction, says ‘Will work harder and wait for our chances’
Prithvi Shaw

Prithvi Shaw (2018): The first U19 star in the auction was Prithvi Shaw who led India to U19 title in 2018. He was picked for Rs 1.2 Crore by Delhi Daredevils.

IPL 2022: U-19 World Cup champ Yash Dhull not BOTHERED about IPL Auction, says ‘Will work harder and wait for our chances’

Other than the captains, some U19 players who earned big bucks at the auctions are:

  • Shivam Mavi – IPL 2018 Auctions (Rs 3 Cr, KKR)
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal – IPL 2020 Auctions (Rs 2.4 Cr, RR)
  • Priyam Garg – IPL 2020 Auctions (Rs 1.9 Cr, SRH)
  • Kartik Tyagi – IPL 2020 Auctions (Rs 1.3 Cr, RR)

IPL 2022: U-19 World Cup champ Yash Dhull not BOTHERED about IPL Auction, says ‘Will work harder and wait for our chances’

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