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Preity Zinta-Virender Sehwag involved in verbal spat after RR loss

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  • May 11, 2018 UPDATED 13:43 IST
Preity Zinta and Virender Sehwag
 
Preity Zinta and Virender Sehwag had gotten in to a argument after KXIP lost to Rajasthan Royals (BCCI Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kings XI Punjab succumbed to a 6-wicket loss at the hands of Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Sunday
  • KXIP currently find themselves sitting in third position of the 2018 IPL points table
  • Zinta had an altercation with Sehwag after the loss, with her questioning some of the team's "tactics"
 

Kings XI Punjab succumbed to a 6-wicket loss at the hands of Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur on Sunday, after the Ravichandran Ashwin-led side failed to chase down the modest total of 159.

KXIP currently find themselves sitting in third position of the 2018 IPL points table and with four games to go for, Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders slowly creeping up on them.

But trouble is brewing closer home, with media reports suggesting there might be falling out between KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta and team mentor Virender Sehwag.

According to a report in the Mumbai Mirror, sources close to the Punjab team said that Zinta had an altercation with Sehwag after the loss, with the Bollywood actress questioning some of the team's "tactics".

"Against Rajasthan Royals, skipper Ravichandran Ashwin was sent in at number three, ahead of more accomplished batsmen such as Karun Nair and Manoj Tiwari. The move backfired as Ashwin fell for a duck, and Preity launched into Sehwag for the decision," said the source.

Sehwag tried reasoning with her initially, but "however, when Preity continued to blame him, saying 'unnecessary' tinkering with the playing XI had led to a spate of defeats, Sehwag tried to reason with her," the source said.

As for the 'bone of contention', Ashwin's decision to bat at No. 3, the off-spinner had already answered that question at the post-match presentation.

 

"It was pretty evident that the wicket would get tougher and tougher. We wanted to attack in the powerplay, get ahead of the game and take it from there. Me coming up the order was an experiment, we were planning it in the last game as well," he had said after the end of the match.

 

According to same report, this isn't the first time the two have come to loggerheads, with a source claiming that, "Viru had told the other owners to rein in Preity. He told the owners that he'll not comment on Preity's acting chops and she should refrain from talking about his cricketing acumen".

Sehwag has refused to comment on the issue as he does not want his players to lose focus especially with almost having one foot in the playoffs.

 

https://www.google.co.in/amp/s/www.indiatoday.in/amp/sports/story/preity-zinta-virender-sehwag-involved-in-verbal-spat-after-rr-loss-1231425-2018-05-11

 

 

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overbearing is the best way to put it....owners should hire or fire coaches based on their performances but it is stupid to get involved in team matters.....this is what happens when a talentless dumb bimbo gets more power than she deserves.

 

As   annoying as Sehwag has got in recent times or his cricket strategy can be criticized,who the F is Preity to get involved?

 

Anyway as I said with Sehwag,Preity,Gayle,Ashwin's over smartness,Yuvraj Singh,Manoj Tiwary and KL Rahu's wannabe over the top fashion statements,the Kings X1 must be one hell of a place lol

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Someone should remind the bimbo that her team is performing better under this new team management than in previous years. If the record read W 3 L 7 she would have reason to complain, but why now? This will only irritate the people in charge, so STFU woman. Viru must have seen all your horrible movies, never hear him complaining.

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24 minutes ago, vvvslaxman said:

She is the owner She can question. As a fan even we questioned and made fun of that decision. 

She is one of the owners.....she and ness together only have 23  % ownership.

But looks like she is the face of kings 11.

 

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1 hour ago, vvvslaxman said:

She is the owner She can question. As a fan even we questioned and made fun of that decision. 

I heard an interview with her this season where she mentioned they've made her head of cricket operations this season.

What prompted that move?

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42 minutes ago, beetle said:

She is one of the owners.....she and ness together only have 23  % ownership.

But looks like she is the face of kings 11.

 

Yes. Not sure what the actual spat is about. Viru is also not exactly a suave talker. Probably casual remark blew into bigger than expected. Our media probably added some spice. Don't want to go on calling her "bimbo" "ignorant" over this. 

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Zinta is the dumbest owner out of all the IPL owners, Sehwag is a living legend, sehwag should have given her a back handed slap, who the f does she think she is screaming at one of the greatest Indian batsman of all time.

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This is what happens when owners get into cricket operations. They have no cricketing knowledge but seem to understand what needs to be done. I dont know how Sehwag deals with her.

 

PS; Sehwag being a troll would have corrected Preetis acting skills. You wonder how she'd take it. That must be the reason she had to be reined in. :laugh:

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1 hour ago, kira said:

Zinta is the dumbest owner out of all the IPL owners, Sehwag is a living legend, sehwag should have given her a back handed slap, who the f does she think she is screaming at one of the greatest Indian batsman of all time.

Sehwag isn't intelligent either to be honest.He has been more dumb since retirement.

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13 minutes ago, Pollack said:

Sehwag isn't intelligent either to be honest.He has been more dumb since retirement.

Sehwag's cricketing IQ is up there with the best imo. Would have made a very interesting captain . He would not have had a great career if it were not for his intelligence considering that he lacked a sound technique. 

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Sehwag has variable cricketing acumen. He’s probably the most talented player ever and never lived up to his full potential. I know he achieved a lot but still not to his unique potential. I remember in the Centurion test vs South Africa in 2010 he hit the ball straight to backward point in the air when there was a fielder there...... like seriously zero brains. He has a somewhat unprofessional approach, as evidenced by his waistline over the years. I believe he hates pressure and playing for India must have been the most intense pressure. 

 

it was a dumb move to send Ashwin up the order- he’s just not a dynamic enough player to batt consistently at a high SR. The think tank got Carried away with narines success 

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3 hours ago, SecondSlip said:

I kinda guessed media blew it out of proportion. this is why i don't take sides quickly these days lol. Wait for a couple of days.

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I guess, sehwag is playing smartly here. 

First, leak the news to the media to have people on his side, while people abase the beleaguered actress. 

Second, deny such 'rumour' based report to thwart any 'shuck' by preity on sehwag being behind all these leaks. 

 

Well played viru, learning the desideratum for the job quite fast. :cheer:

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Pretty Zinta has the right to question being promoter of Kings 11. Yes, she does not has 1 percent cricketing ability but so what. Does one really has to be programmer to criticize Microsoft Windows? Does one has to be a Marketing head to criticize bad marketing strategies. 

 

Criticism of staff has to happen away from media, in team meetings. It was totally wrong off Pretty though to do these discussions in front of camera men.

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Owner put in money so will ask questions , so if preity zinta produces a film n it tanks the financer will ask her question. But its sports, Owner shud knw where to draw the line. Since most of them has no idea about sports it wnt happen , coz they feel embarrassed when their team looses and they are made fun of in their circles for it.

 

Regd this case- Zinta shud understand her team has done well, few losses is due to failure of 3 big players- finch, miller n yuvraj also new investment mayank aggarwal. After the auction she shud hve knwn it is a poor fielding side so some games will be lost in fielding itself. Also didnt they bought yuvi n gayle for MKT purpose only...to their luck gayle came good 

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29 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

Owner put in money so will ask questions , so if preity zinta produces a film n it tanks the financer will ask her question. But its sports, Owner shud knw where to draw the line. Since most of them has no idea about sports it wnt happen , coz they feel embarrassed when their team looses and they are made fun of in their circles for it.

 

Regd this case- Zinta shud understand her team has done well, few losses is due to failure of 3 big players- finch, miller n yuvraj also new investment mayank aggarwal. After the auction she shud hve knwn it is a poor fielding side so some games will be lost in fielding itself. Also didnt they bought yuvi n gayle for MKT purpose only...to their luck gayle came good 

Good post.

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But it's true there's a lot of questionable tactics that have been followed by the management. Like dropping Mayank Agarwal, Rajpoot during the critical stage of the tournament, and changing the batting order. They don't have a lot of good players within their squad and they should have already finalized their team by now and back them up in such important stage of the tournament. Now they need to win 3 out of 4 games and if they miss out on playoffs this will be on Sehwag and Ashwin. 

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1 hour ago, Lannister said:

But it's true there's a lot of questionable tactics that have been followed by the management. Like dropping Mayank Agarwal, Rajpoot during the critical stage of the tournament, and changing the batting order. They don't have a lot of good players within their squad and they should have already finalized their team by now and back them up in such important stage of the tournament. Now they need to win 3 out of 4 games and if they miss out on playoffs this will be on Sehwag and Ashwin. 

nothing wrong in trying something new . When they signed ashwin they knew he will try out of box things so they shud be ready for ideas to fail as well. An idea doesnt guarntee a success . 

mayank has done nothing to even keep his place

 

hows it on sehwag n ashwin- only 3-4 players are doing well , what can they do . Ashwin captaincy has been very good

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17 hours ago, vvvslaxman said:

She is the owner She can question. As a fan even we questioned and made fun of that decision. 

No, she can't question sehwag on cricketing tactics, she can fire him and hire a new coach but she surely can't question sehwag on cricketing matters, she doesn't know jack about cricket

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3 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

nothing wrong in trying something new

yeah but not when your team is at the critical stage of the tournament. That's kind of dumb. 

 

5 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

mayank has done nothing to even keep his place

But, atleast, he was giving them quick starts. No one is expecting him to play big knocks, that is the responsibility of Rahul, Gayle and Nair. He was there as a pinch hitter. They made a mess with the team strategies and are now paying for it. 

 

Ashwin is the biggest liability in this team and he went ahead dropping a proven performer for Mosh!t Sharma, thus weakening the bowling further. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Lannister said:

yeah but not when your team is at the critical stage of the tournament. That's kind of dumb.  

its nowere written that u have to play safe at critical stages

So many times its an out of box choice has been the diff in cruicial stage

3 minutes ago, Lannister said:

 

But, atleast, he was giving them quick starts. No one is expecting him to play big knocks, that is the responsibility of Rahul, Gayle and Nair. He was there as a pinch hitter. They made a mess with the team strategies and are now paying for it. 

 

Ashwin is the biggest liability in this team and he went ahead dropping a proven performer for Mosh!t Sharma, thus weakening the bowling further. 

 

What????? srsly what? 

how is mayank a pinch hitter ???? do u knw whats a pinch hitter?

He hasnt, rahul has given them quick starts

how is number 3 batsman not responsible play big innings . Mayank is a proper batsman and his job is to score big (just that he has been found out)

ashwin has been a brilliant captain and that cant be called a liabilty. Liability is what u call "bhoj"  which is yuvraj singh

ashwin is contributing, take a good captain out of this side and it wud have been with DD n RCB

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4 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

its nowere written that u have to play safe at critical stages

So many times its an out of box choice has been the diff in cruicial stage

The one he has replaced with is playing his first game of the tournament and that's what you would do at this critical stage? :yousuck: 

9 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

What????? srsly what? 

how is mayank a pinch hitter ???? do u knw whats a pinch hitter?

He hasnt, rahul has given them quick starts

how is number 3 batsman not responsible play big innings . Mayank is a proper batsman and his job is to score big (just that he has been found out)

ashwin has been a brilliant captain and that cant be called a liabilty. Liability is what u call "bhoj"  which is yuvraj singh

ashwin is contributing, take a good captain out of this side and it wud have been with DD n RCB

Pinch hitter can also be regarded as a slogger. They are lacking one in the middle overs, that's why Rahul was finding it hard to cope with the required run rate because of lack of power hitters in the middle overs.

 

Agarwal at 3 and Stoinis at 6 will look a lot better. Depending on the situation, they can either send Axar or Tiwary at 5. This is not a rocket science. 

 

Ashwin's captaincy is overrated, sometimes he acts too smart for his own good. Kings will be a lot better if they get rid of him in the next IPL.

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2 minutes ago, Lannister said:

The one he has replaced with is playing his first game of the tournament and that's what you would do at this critical stage? :yousuck: 

Pinch hitter can also be regarded as a slogger. They are lacking one in the middle overs, that's why Rahul was finding it hard to cope with the required run rate because of lack of power hitters in the middle overs.

 

Agarwal at 3 and Stoinis at 6 will look a lot better. Depending on the situation, they can either send Axar or Tiwary at 5. This is not a rocket science. 

 

Ashwin's captaincy is overrated, sometimes he acts too smart for his own good. Kings will be a lot better if they get rid of him in the next IPL.

aggarwal deserves to be on bench, he has been a waste.

Mayank s/r is 135 what sought of pinch hitter n slogger is he . Narine s/r is 169 now thats what u call a pinch hitter

 

he is a failure as a batsman n if u wanna call him a pinch he failed even at that

 

yea kxip was champion without ashwin in previous seasons. 

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Just now, Ankit_sharma03 said:

yea kxip was champion without ashwin in previous seasons. 

You think the reason they are doing good is because of Ashwin? :biggrin: 

 

2 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

aggarwal deserves to be on bench, he has been a waste.

Mayank s/r is 135 what sought of pinch hitter n slogger is he . Narine s/r is 169 now thats what u call a pinch hitter

Well Narine is not in Punjab to get his service. They have to make good with whatever the resources they have. The solution for their middle order woes is certainly not Akshadeep Nath. lol

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12 minutes ago, Lannister said:

You think the reason they are doing good is because of Ashwin? :biggrin: 

a lot of it will always be captain 

its easy to have 11, but captain makes them play like team 

12 minutes ago, Lannister said:

 

Well Narine is not in Punjab to get his service. They have to make good with whatever the resources they have. The solution for their middle order woes is certainly not Akshadeep Nath. lol

nath was pretty good in SMA

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8 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

a lot of it will always be captain 

its easy to have 11, but captain makes them play like team 

A typical Dhoni fan.

 

It's because of Rahul and couple of other players that they are in this position. Ashwin's contribution is nowhere near to these guys. 

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8 minutes ago, Lannister said:

A typical Dhoni fan

Whats a dhoni fan logic in that

Quote

 

It's because of Rahul and couple of other players that they are in this position. Ashwin's contribution is nowhere near to these guys. 

DD also has pant scoring for them, whats their position??

RR had samson n MI had surykumar and few games ago they were at bottom

abdv, kohli n umesh have done decent where is RCB???

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2 minutes ago, Ankit_sharma03 said:

RR had samson

You think Rahane the captain turned things around for RR? :rotfl: 

Wait, in a way, he did when he let go of his opening spot for Buttler. That is a very good contribution by him for the team. 

 

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