Virender Sehwag, Kings XI Punjab part ways

Sehwag’s future at KXIP became unclear after the team appointed former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on a two-year contract earlier this week, replacing Australian Brad Hodge.

Sehwag had become KXIP’s mentor in 2016 after being a player for two seasons.   -  Akhilesh Kumar

Virender Sehwag on Saturday announced that he will not be part of the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) dressing room next IPL after mentoring the team in the previous three seasons.

Sehwag’s future at KXIP became unclear after the team appointed former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on a two-year contract earlier this week, replacing Australian Brad Hodge.

 

The former India opener had become KXIP’s mentor in 2016 after being a player for two seasons. KXIP has never won the IPL and its last appearance in the playoffs came in 2014 when it lost to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final.