IPL 2017: Virender Sehwag named KXIP Brand Ambassador & head cricket operations and strategy
Former Indian opener-batsman Virender Sehwag and currently Mentor of King XI Punjab, has been appointed the head of cricket operations and strategy for Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming IPL – Indian Premier League 2017 season.
Sehwag was the team mentor in IPL last season, and will continue in that role too, Sehwag will not only be the head of Cricket Operations, but also be the brand ambassador for the Kings XI Punjab franchise.
Virender Sehwag said “It is such an honour to lead this team and mentor our young talent. Kings XI Punjab is a team very close to my heart and I am looking forward to a great season with them.”
Viru joined KXIP as a player in IPL eight season and the team reached the final that season, before losing to Kolkata Knight Riders in the final in Bengaluru. This will be his third year of association with the Punjab franchise.
Kings XI Punjab official said “With Viru’s vast knowledge and expertise, it is a matter of great pride for Kings XI Punjab to have him mentor the squad this season,”We are absolutely confident that his experience and ability will add great value to the franchise and wish him the best in his new role.