IPL: Kings XI Punjab continue overhaul as Virender Sehwag parts ways with franchise


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After 5 years of association with IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab, Former India opener Virender Sehwag announced that he has parted ways with the franchise. Sehwag took to Twitter to break the news through a post which read:

“All good things must come to an end and I’ve had a wonderful time at Kings 11 Punjab, for 2 seasons as a player and 3 as a mentor. My association with Kings 11 comes to an end and I am thankful for the time I have had here and wish the team all the very best for the times ahead,” 

Virender Sehwag was involved both as a player and a mentor for the 2014 IPL runner-ups. The explosive opener was brought by Kings XI Punjab after representing Delhi Daredevils in the first six editions of the competition.

After announcing his retirement, Sehwag continued the association with the team after choosing to mentor the side.

Under Sehwag’s mentorship, the side finished eighth and fifth, in the ninth and tenth edition of IPL respectively. The right-handed batsman played an instrumental role as a batsman to guide the Kings XI Punjab into the finals of IPL 2014.

Preity Zinta’s side continues their revamp after unable to assert their dominance in the competition on a consistent basis. The franchise recently roped in former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson to replace head coach Brad Hodge.

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