IPL 2019: Preity Zinta funnily warns MS Dhoni of kidnapping his daughter Ziva
They met after the match between CSK and KXIP ended on Sunday.
Updated - May 7, 2019 1:20 pm
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) might have failed to make the playoffs yet again but their co-owner Preity Zinta is never short of enthusiasm. The veteran actress-entrepreneur makes it a point to be present in the stands cheering her team every time they take the turf. On Sunday, things were no different as the 44-year-old attended the Kings’ final league game this season. It was in Mohali and Ravichandran Ashwin’s side ended with a 6-wicket win over defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK), one of their highs in an otherwise disappointing season.
The victory meant little for the Kings as they were already beaten in the net run-rate race by teams like Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders despite finishing with same points – 12. The KXIP were one of the most talked-about sides this IPL because of the infamous ‘Mankading’ episode of March 25 but on the ground, they could not come up with a team effort that Preity and their fans would have liked.
However, Preity Zinta was happy that her team eventually won a game after four straight losses and she made time to meet her friend MS Dhoni, the CSK captain. She posted a picture on her Twitter account showing her handshaking with Dhoni with a smile on her face.
Preity’s funny warning
In her accompanying post, Preity said she is also a fan of ‘captain cool’ but conceded that her loyalty nowadays are shifting more towards Dhoni’s four-year-old daughter Ziva. “Here I’m telling him to be careful – I may just kidnap her,” she said in a funny tone and then asked the Twitterati to give the picture a worthy caption.
Captain cool has many fans including me, but off-late my loyalties are shifting to his little munchkin Ziva. Here I’m telling him to be careful – I may just kidnap her 😜 Now it's time for you guys to Caption THIS photo…#Ting pic.twitter.com/bD1ADSXopc
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) May 7, 2019
Preity Zinta also posted a tweet saying the tournament didn’t turn out the way they would have liked but thanked the supporters for backing the Kings and promised that the team will be back better and stronger next year. The last time the Kings had made the playoffs was in 2014 when they made the final but lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in the title clash.
Not the end to the tournament we expected but happy to end with a win. I want to thank all the @lionsdenkxip fans for their constant support through all the seasons 🙏 Next year we will be back better & stronger. #saddasquad
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) May 5, 2019