Kings XI Punjab has rubbished the rumors of a heated spat between KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta and team mentor Virender Sehwag and said that ‘all is well’ between the duo.
The rumors came in wake after the side’s recent loss against Rajasthan Royals. The Kings had failed to chase a modest total of 158 against the Royals on Tuesday.
According to a report in Mumbai Mirror on Friday, an ugly spat between Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) co-owner Preity Zinta and team mentor Virender Sehwag following their loss to the Rajasthan Royals. Zinta was upset with the fact that captain R Ashwin was promoted up the order. The report stated that she confronted Viru even before the players got back to the pavilion at the end of the match.
However, the team issued the following statement in order to put things in perspective and lay to rest any rumors surrounding KXIP:
"The stories have led to a lot of speculation and we at Kings XI Punjab would like to clearly state that as part of our management process, (as well as other franchisees) we review our performance on and off the field after each game through both, formal and informal discussions.”
This is part of our standard operations review process which helps us to analyse our results and allow us to focus on the improvement required after each game, both on and off the field so that we can continue to improve in all aspects.