IPL 2018: ‘Upset’ Preity Zinta in verbal altercation with Virender Sehwag | Cricket News
Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab by 15 runs to remain alive
Those that are conversant with the altercation mentioned Preity approached Sehwag even earlier than the gamers had retired to the change rooms after the match and questioned him concerning the ‘ways’ used in the course of the sport.
“Towards Rajasthan Royals, skipper Ravichandran Ashwin was despatched in at quantity three, forward of extra achieved batsmen reminiscent of Karun Nair and Manoj Tiwari. The transfer backfired as Ashwin fell for a duck, and Preity launched into Sehwag for the choice,” a supply advised Mirror.
The supply mentioned Sehwag initially performed it cool. “Nonetheless, when Preity continued guilty him, saying ‘pointless’ tinkering with the taking part in XI had led to a spate of defeats, Sehwag tried to motive together with her,” the supply mentioned.
Mirror has learnt that this isn’t the primary time that Sehwag – who has eight,586 runs in 104 Checks with two triple tons of to his identify – has had an issue due to Preity “interfering” in his job.
“Viru had advised the opposite homeowners to rein in Preity. He advised the homeowners that he’ll not touch upon Preity’s appearing chops and she or he ought to chorus from speaking about his cricketing acumen,” a franchise supply mentioned.
This correspondent known as up Sehwag, who didn’t reply. These near Sehwag advised Mirror that he stored his cool and isn’t commenting as a result of he doesn’t wish to the gamers to lose their focus, particularly after they have an opportunity to qualify for the play-offs. When this newspaper despatched him a message asking whether or not he was denying the incident, he selected to not reply.
Preity too didn’t reply to calls and messages however a couple of folks linked to the franchise performed down the incident, calling it a “routine post-match dialog between the proprietor and the group mentor”. They nevertheless conceded she was “upset” with the outcome.
When contacted, co-owner Mohit Burman mentioned he was not current on the venue. “However so far as I do know, there isn’t any downside. I’ve spoken to Viru and Preity,” he mentioned.
Sehwag was roped in by Kings XI in 2017, when he opened the batting for the franchise. This yr, because the group’s mentor, he performed a key function within the auctions, roping in Ashwin and Chris Gayle. Kings XI are considered one of many underachieving franchises within the IPL, having by no means gained the match.
Sarcastically, issues are wanting vivid for the group this yr, with Kings XI at the moment positioned third on the factors desk and searching nicely positioned to high quality for the playoffs. “Preity was annoyed that the group had misplaced three out of their final 4 video games. However then, she picked the fallacious particular person to vent out on,” the eyewitness mentioned.
This isn’t the primary time that Kings XI teaching employees needed to fend off Preity’s verbal lashings. This newspaper had reported in 2016 how the then coach, Sanjay Bangar, was threatened with sacking by Zinta after a string of failures. On that event, after denying the incident, Preity took to social media to vent her anger.