Mumbai: Bollywood actress and co-owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kings XI Punjab, Preity Zinta, quashed the reports of an altercation with team mentor and former Team India opener Virender Sehwag.
It was reported that an “upset” Zinta had a go at Sehwag after KXIP loss against Ajinkya Rahane-led Rajasthan Royals, while chasing 159-run target on Tuesday at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
It was learnt that Zinta approached Sehwag as soon as the match got over and even before the players were back in the dressing room.
She was not happy with the tactics and it apparently led to an altercation. It was also reported that Sehwag would end his five-year long association with the franchise and had not commented on the issue because he does not want KXIP players to lose their focus at a time when the team is in contention to make it to the IPL playoffs.
However, Preity Zinta took to Twitter, saying, “A conversation between Viru & me has been blown out of proportion & suddenly I’m a Villian ! Wow !”. She also said, “…We didn’t do Media net & pay them to write articles cuz that’s the only time they get it right.”
Mumbai Mirror gets it wrong again because we didn’t do Media net & pay them to write articles cuz that’s the only time they get it right. A conversation between Viru & me has been blown out of proportion & suddenly I’m a Villian ! Wow ! #fakenews https://t.co/qGOYhCiVtV
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) May 11, 2018