“It was their decision, I had no role in decision-making process”, says Sehwag on leaving KXIP

Virender Sehwag’s stay at the Kings XI Punjab came to an end on Saturday, with the Mentor of the side himself announcing about the decision on Twitter. The 40-year-old had joined the franchise in 2014 as a player. He played for KXIP in 2015 season well before joining their backroom staff. Apart from being a mentor, he was also the head of cricket operations of the franchise and had a key role in the decision-making process.
However, the team did not do well in three years when Sehwag was a part of the coaching staff – finishing eighth, fifth and seventh in previous three seasons of the IPL respectively. This year, KXIP delivered a big surprise by appointing R Ashwin as their captain and they had a good start to the season as well, winning five of their first seven games. A break of a week after it, though, halted their success and they could just win one out of seven games in the second half of the season, finishing seventh in the league stage.
Sehwag has reacted to the update and said that KXIP do not need a brand ambassador and a mentor, he was informed. “I’ve received a mail from the franchise stating that they won’t be needing a brand ambassador and a mentor. I was happy being part of the Kings XI Punjab team. It was their decision, so I had no role in the decision-making process. I don’t think the incident (with Preity) had anything to do with my exit. If they want to have a new mentor or a new ambassador, it is up to them,” he was said.

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