I left movies for IPL team Kings XI Punjab states Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta a well known Bollywood actress also known as dimple girl.She has switched her profession from actress to owning a IPL team as we all know
Despite not winning the tournament even once in 10 years with Kings XI Punjab, Zinta’s enthusiasm has not subsided one bit and speaking about what keeps her connected, Zinta said, “This my first venture that I believed in and I wanted to do. I left my movies for this. It’s like my baby and so I would love to win the tournament with KXIP.”
“The other thing which keeps me connected is to witness talent coming out from grassroots level. Young Indian boys coming out and doing well is something I love to see and in someway I feel like I am a part of a change in this country”, she added.
Speaking about her journey of ten years with the team, Zinta said,”When I first got into this I never anticipated that it would pan out this way but now its been ten to twelve years. After winning my first Filmfare award, people asked me what would I do after ten years and I said, “Well I’ll be doing business”. But I was told to relax and focus on movies. However, it was always in my head that there is life beyond the movies. So it was a very conscious decision to be involved in sports.”
However, her passion for cricket is comparatively is new. “I love sports in general but the passion for cricket has developed only after IPL. I barely saw cricket earlier. But with my time in IPL I have learnt a lot.”
Coming to KXIP’s run this year, Zinta refused to comment citing that it’s too early to talk now. “But our last match was unbelievable and I am confident that we can do well.” But when asked who her favourite player is Zinta replied saying that the one who wins the man of the match is always her favorite.” she said.