Young Jhanvi Mehta gave me a run for our money: Preity Zinta

Young Jhanvi Mehta gave me a run for our money: Preity Zinta

Kings XI Punjab owner Preity Zinta conceded that young Jhanvi gave her a tough time at the auction.

Preity Zinta and Jhanvi Mehta
Preity Zinta and Jhanvi Mehta. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Almost all the team owners occupied the seats with the rest of their experts, mentors and coaches in the IPL 2018 auction. The Mumbai Indians table had both Aakash and Mrs Ambani present while Preity Zinta took charge of the proceedings for the Kings XI Punjab, the decision making team of GMR was in control for Delhi Daredevils and so was Veny Mysore the CEO of KKR.

Among the seasoned campaigners was the youngest bidder, Jhanvi Mehta who was representing the Kolkata Knight Riders. Jhanvi is the daughter of Bollywood actress Juhi Chawla and industrialist Jay Mehta who were present as well.

Jhanvi glad to have Chris Lynn in KKR

Jhanvi is currently studying in England after having completed her schooling from Dhirubhai International School. She was one of the toppers from her school and is engrossed in academics at the moment. It is also believed that the teenager is a cricket fan herself.

Since she was there the KKR auction team decided to hand her the responsibility of raising the paddle to bid for a player and also managed the Right to Match cards for her franchise. Having placed the highest bid and bought back the explosive Chris Lynn Jhanvi was all excited and was quoted as saying, “He hits a lot of sixes and it’s fun to watch him play.”

Preity Zinta shares a picture with Jhanvi

Kings XI Punjab owner Preity Zinta conceded that young Jhanvi gave her a tough time at the auction. There were some spiced up bidding wars and RTMs used after teams thought they had earned the services of a particular player. No love was lost though and the owners of KXIP and KKR posed along for a selfie after day 1 of the auction and Preity was all praises for her Kolkata counterpart.

She wrote, “Forget the madness of the auction it’s awesome to meet the super smart Janvi Mehta today who gave me a run for our money  #VivoIPLAuction #smartgirlsrockTing.”

Kolkata Knight Riders did exceedingly well at the auction and as it appears got all the players they had on the list. Having retained Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, they went on to acquire back Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa and Kuldeep Yadav as well. They also brought Dinesh Karthik, Mitchell Starc and young sensation Shubman Gill.