Yuvraj rues not settling with any IPL team

He played a pivotal role in India's two World Cup triumphs but Yuvraj Singh rued that he could never settle with any particular team in the Indian Premier League despite being among the most sought after for the better part of his career.

The swashbuckling allrounder, who retired after a glittering career last month, represented six different franchises in the lucrative franchise tournament and was part of two IPL winning teams -- Sunrisers Hyderabad (2016) and Mumbai Indians (2019).

In the 2014 auctions, Yuvraj was the most expensive player of the IPL history after Royal Challengers Bangalore won an intense bid with Kolkata Knight Riders for a whopping Rs 14 crore.

But the 37-year-old never got identified with a team like Chennai Super Kings' iconic captain MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

"I can't explain but I was never settled with a franchise... I didn't really get settled where you are made to play for one franchise or maybe two," Yuvraj said after receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 91st annual general meeting of the Indian Chambers of Commerce.

"I almost joined KKR but last moment (in the auctions) I went to RCB. I probably had my best IPL season with RCB. It was unfortunate not to come to KKR," he recalled.

Yuvraj was instrumental in Sunrisers Hyderabad maiden and only IPL triumph in 2016 but the stylish allrounder went unsold in the first round of bidding for this year's IPL before being sold to Mumbai at his base price of Rs 1 crore.