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Virender Sehwag joins Kings XI Punjab as mentor for IPL season nine
MUMBAI: Virender Sehwag has been appointed by IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab as the mentor for the upcoming ninth season of the cash rich T20 tourney. In his new role, Sehwag will work closely with head coach Sanjay Bangar and be responsible for guiding and motivating the squad to help them excel at their performances.
Kings XI Punjab head coach Sanjay Bangar said, “Virender Sehwag has been an integral part of the KXIP squad over the last two seasons and understands the dynamics of the team very well. With him stepping in as the mentor, the team will immensely benefit from his guidance and advice. His knowledge of the game will certainly help in establishing a strong team and bring out the best in all the players. I am sure that Sehwag will prove to be a great mentor and his presence will be extremely appreciated by the squad.”
“I am extremely happy to continue my journey with Kings XI Punjab. Given the relationship and camaraderie I share with the squad, management and promoters, it feels like I am with my extended family. Being a part of KXIP has always been a special experience and I am looking forward to the upcoming season in my new role.” commented Sehwag.