Sanjay Bangar denies any threat from co-owner Preity Zinta
by IANS Author
Published - May 13, 2016 4:19 pm | Updated - May 13, 2016 4:19 pm
Kings XI Punjab head coach Sanjay Bangar has quashed rumors that had broken out earlier regarding the rift between him and KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta. Reports had come out stating that Zinta had threatened the Indian batting coach following the horrific season they have had in the IPL. Unfortunately for the Kings XI, they have been in a horrific landslide since reaching the final in 2014.
Reports earlier had suggested that there was a rift within the side following the change of captain. David Miller was eventually sacked, giving an opportunity to Murali Vijay to lead the team.
Barely an hour after Preity lashed out at the report on her Facebook page, denying any such incident after the match, Bangar also took to the social networking site to deny the report.
“After our one-run defeat against RCB, there was the usual post-match discussion on the match with Kings XI owners. Some reports in the media have blown the issue totally out of proportion by fabricating a nonexistent chain of events..lose by close margin hurts but a team has been playing good cricket,” Sanjay Bangar wrote.
“No reported abusive or disrespectful language was against me. Kings XI will continue to fight for its survival in the tournament,” the former India all-rounder further stated.
Earlier, a Mumbai-based daily published a news report accusing Preity of abusing Bangar after the match.
“I most definitely did not be disrespectful to our coach nor abuse anyone and definitely did not use the four letter word. Sanjay and I both have denied this story still it gets printed. I am fed up of this nonsense and negativity,” the Bollywood actress wrote on her Facebook page.