Another Jammu player, Yudhvir Singh Charak, earned a big boost today when he was selected by the Mumbai Indians (MIs) at the IPL players’ auction for a base price of Rs 20 lakh.
After Parvez Rasool, Rasikh Salam, and Abdul Samad, he has been the second player from the Jammu division and the fourth player from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to be auctioned for the Indian Premier League (IPL). Rasikh Salam previously played with the Mumbai Indians, while Abdul Samad has been with Sunrisers Hyderabad since the last edition of the cash-rich league.
Yudhvir Singh Charak, the son of Dharam Singh Charak and Leela Devi of Dogra Nagar Muthi, has been playing for the Hyderabad Cricket Association for the past three years, competing in India’s domestic tournaments such as the Mushtaq Ali Trophy and the Hyderabad Under-23 Championship, as well as representing J&K at different times.
Yudhvir Charak attended Tiny Tots Jammu for primary school, then KC International and Pestle Weed School in Dehradun for secondary school.
Yudhvir Singh Charak attributed his performance to his mentor Vivek Singh, as well as another coach Adnan Bafana, who has been leading him since he joined the Hyderabad Cricket Association, and Indian professional cricketer Ambati Rayudu, who has inspired him to play in all forms of the game.