We released Chris Lynn to bid for you: KKR CEO to Yuvraj Singh
New Delhi : Moments after reports of Chris Lynn getting released from the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had emerged, cricketer Yuvraj Singh tagged it as a 'bad call' by the selecting committee.
Chris Lynn was among the 11 players Kolkata Knight Riders released ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 auction that is scheduled to take place on December 19.
"He is someone I have seen in the IPL. He has given some great starts to KKR. I really don't understand why they have not retained him. I think it is a bad call, must send SRK a message on that. Chris was just outstanding today," Yuvraj had said after Lynn smashed 91 runs in a T10 League match.
After Yuvraj Singh's comment on Chris Lynn, KKR CEO Venky Mysore took to Twitter to explain the management's decision.
"@YUVSTRONG12 we released @lynny50 so that we could bid for you! Love and respect for both of you champions! #IPL2020 #KKR #Legends #Sixhitters @KKRiders," Venky Mysore tweeted.
Yuvraj Singh had announced his retirement from all formats of the game ahead of World Cup 2019. But, the latest reports in favour of him suggest that he may have to reconsider his decision.
Other than Lynn, KKR has also released Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Matt Kelly and Anrich Nortje.