New Delhi: Yuvraj Singh has been a "big miss" for Kings XI Punjab but the franchise's newly-appointed assistant coach Sanjay Bangar says in-form Mitchell Johnson's inclusion has given them the right balance they were searching for ahead of IPL-7.
Bangar said that KXIP were "badly" looking to buy Yuvraj at the 2014 IPL auction but failed in their attempt as Royal Challengers Bangalore spent a staggering Rs 14 crore to buy the left-handed all-rounder. (RCB buy Yuvraj for record price)
"We badly wanted Yuvraj Singh back in the Punjab team but at the auction, his price went too high. We could not afford to spend that much given our purse. We missed out on him because of his price. But, you can't take Punjab out of Yuvraj. He is a Punjabi boy and will remain so. We wish him all the best at the RCB," Bangar told PTI.