In the IPL 2018, the journey of Kings XI Punjab has been good so far. Punjab’s team is at third place at the points table, and Virender Sehwag is responsible for this success. Recently Kings XI is in limelight due to conflict between the Punjab team’s co-owner Preity Zinta and mentor Virender Sehwag. Preity Zinta seemed angry after losing the match against Rajasthan Royals, and argued with Virender Sehwag who was seated in the dugout with the team staff. At first, Virender Sehwag took the matter lightly, but later this matter got bigger, and people saw a spat between the two. After the match, Virender Sehwag seemed unhappy with Preity’s interference in team selection and strategy.
In this match, Ashwin came to bat at number 3 and bowled out without scoring any run. Punjab lost this game by 15 runs and after the match Preity questioned Sehwag about Ashwin lineup before experienced batsmen Karun Nair and Manoj Tiwary, and blamed him for losing the match . Preity appeared angry with team mentors decision to which Sehwag replied in a very polite manner tried explaining his outlook on the same.
Preity behavior is not new to the team management. She has in past also fought with Sanjay Banger about bowling lineup issues. Even before this, in a low scoring match against Hyderabad, Punjab’s team failed to chase the target of 133, Preity had an argument with Sehwag then even. However, Preeti is a great cricket lover and she does not skip any moment, which is related to team’s encouragement. She also participates in team celebrations after every victory. Punjab is currently at No.3 poition at the position table, and the conflict between Sehwag and Preity might affect team performances in next couple of games. Now its upto Sehwag will he want to cancel his contract as Team Mentor from Kings XI Punjab or not ?