Yuvraj Singh earned $13,347 for each run he scored in IPL 8

The Delhi Daredevils' hot buy scored just 248 runs in 13 innings at an average of 19.07 and strike rate of 118.09.

Yuvraj Singh earned $13,347 for each run he scored in IPL 8

When Delhi Daredevils splashed a mindboggling Rs 16 crore ($3.31 million) to bring Yuvraj Singh in their dugout, they must have crossed fingers over the dizzy investment that others backed out of during the IPL-8 players' auction. And when Yuvraj failed to live up to his price tag, the GMR-owned franchise was quick to admit that Yuvraj's price was "market driven" and the franchise ended up paying much more than it desired.

It was an atrocious season from Yuvraj's standards as he continued to fade in the twilight of his career - so much so that he scored just 248 runs in 13 innings this IPL. And if one were to break down what Delhi ended paying him for each run, the figure comes to $13,347 - according to the math done by foxsports.com.au.

Those are almost unimaginable wages for a six-week job and the 33-year-old must be gutted at not being able to do justice to it.

His two half-centuries in 13 knocks showed that he fires only occasionally now as opposed to the days he used to intimidate every bowler running in to bowl at him. Stuart Broad would testify for that.

Yuvraj's 248 runs came at a poor average of 19.07 and strike rate of 118.09, which put him as low as No. 29 on the list of season's top scorers.

It's unknown if Yuvraj's advertorial deals linked to IPL helped the franchise bag some return on the amount they spent on him, but surely the team's advisors will tread cautiously come IPL 9.

But there won't be many who would deny that Yuvraj is still a big draw among the fans, who even wanted him to be part of India's World Cup squad.



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