The owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Preity Zinta is in the UAE as she is supporting her team during the practice session ahead of the upcoming of the IPL. The Bollywood actor on Tuesday sent a special message for her team while she is undergoing a mandatory quarantine period of 6 days before joining the squad.
Captioning the video of the same on Twitter, KXIP wrote: “Preity woman da special message for #SaddaSquad”, in which she was heard saying, “Hi everyone in sadda squad, I just want to say you guys are looking fantastic. I have been following you on social media and seeing how hard you guys are training. I’m really excited to finish this quarantine and come to the bubble, so see you then.”
The KXIP players have been busy preparing for the IPL 2020, as this year they will be led by KL Rahul for the time in the 13th edition. In fact, they have revamped their management completely in their quest for a maiden IPL trophy.
Apart from KL Rahul being made captain after Ravichandran Ashin’s move to Delhi Capitals, former India spin legend Anil Kumble has been roped in as the head coach.
With Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, and Glenn Maxwell adding to the likes of Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Karun Nair, KXIP boasts of a powerful batting lineup, while they have a bowling attack consisting of talented bowlers like Mohammed Shami, Sheldon Cottrell, and Mujeeb-ur-Rehman.
KXIP will play their first match of the season on September 20, when they will be locking horns with Delhi Capitals (DC) in Dubai.