Bangalore: Royal Challengers Bangalore owner Vijay Mallya says he is "very happy" to have the flamboyant all-rounder in his team but admitted that it was unfortunate to spend Rs four crore extra on him. (IPL Auction full player list)
Royal Challengers had almost bought Yuvraj for Rs 10 crore when Kolkata Knight Riders joined in the bidding, and eventually the left-handed batsman was sold for Rs 14 crore to the Bangalore outfit. The whopping amount paid for the India veteran makes him the most expensive player in the history of the cash-rich T20 extravaganza. (IPL Auction Day 1 highlights)
Playing down Justice Mudgal committee's report on corruption in the IPL, Vijay Mallya on Wednesday said scandals were a part and parcel of the every sport and the brand value of the cash-rich event remained unaffected.