Virender Sehwag joins KXIP ( Kings XI Punjab )as mentor for the 2016 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the franchise announced. Sehwag, who represented the Punjab franchise in the last two editions, announced his retirement from international cricket and IPL in October 2015.
In his new role, Sehwag will work closely with head coach Sanjay Bangar and would be responsible for guiding and motivating the squad, a statement from the Kings XI franchise stated. “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,” Kings XI’s coach Bangar said.
On the occasion of appointment Virender Sehwag said that 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.