Preity Zinta, the co-owner of Punjab Kings, has confirmed that she will not be on the IPL auction table this time around and it will be the head coach of the team, Anil Kumble, who will be in charge of the auction as far as Punjab Kings are concerned.
The reason that Preity Zinta has mentioned for her absence is the fact that she has got little babies at home and it’s very difficult for her to make the journey from USA, where she lives with her husband, to India in these challenging times of the pandemic.
Preity has always been a centre of attraction in the IPL auctions and the fans were very excited to see how she goes in the auction again, particularly with the fact that the Punjab Kings have got the biggest purse among all teams going into the IPL auctions.
Preity Zinta will miss an IPL auction after a long time
It’s after a long time that Preity Zinta will miss the IPL auctions and a mega auction at that. This is going to be a very important auction for all teams because it might turn out to be the last mega auction ever and last opportunity for the franchises to build a team. There are reports that BCCI might decide to have only mini auctions going ahead.
Punjab Kings, a franchise which is owned by Zinta and a couple of other entrepreneurs, have retained only two players in Mayank Agarwal and Arshdeep Singh. They had a big Indian superstar in their ranks in the form of KL Rahul, but they couldn’t convince him to stay and they lost the services of two of the exciting young talents, Ravi Bishnoi and Shahrukh Khan as well.
So, from Punjab’s point of view, it’s absolutely necessary that they make some smart moves in the auction. Here is how twitter reacted after Preity Zinta confirmed that she would miss the IPL mega auction –
IPL auction would be less fun without Preity Zinta. pic.twitter.com/xSI0gxZnQE
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) February 11, 2022
Why are RCB fans happy that Preity Zinta isn't there in the auction? 🤔🤔
If Preity can spoil your plans year after year, guess what Venky Mysore, MI, CSK etc will do! 😂😂
— Cricketjeevi (@wildcardgyan) February 11, 2022Advertisement
— Pushp (@cricorcese) February 11, 2022Advertisement
Preity zinta will miss the IPL auctionAdvertisement
— Manan Dave (@davemanan247) February 11, 2022
Big Loss for IPL Auction
Preity Zinta is the biggest superstar in IPL auction which brings high viewership https://t.co/yuKip8QUinAdvertisement
— Virarsh (@Cheeku218) February 11, 2022
Doesn't matter however we were afraid of PBKS to ruin the buy's of other team and pleading Zinta all the time, but auction will not be same without her.
We will surely miss her. pic.twitter.com/T0giPm0K31Advertisement
— Vineet B Vinayak (@VineetVinayak07) February 11, 2022
Zinta Mam Not Coming to Mega Auctions pic.twitter.com/j69vn8uOlXAdvertisement
— Sharukh (@StanMSD) February 11, 2022
Priety Zinta not in THE AUCTION TABLE FOR PBKS☺️Advertisement
I AM VERY HAPPY☺️☺️#IPL2022
— Sonay Roy (@sonay_roy9) February 11, 2022
Priti Zinta bhi nahi.. SRK bhi nahi.. 😭😭 Are yrrr… Koi to aa jao 😭 https://t.co/vcPNvMv2oy
— SRKxAdi 🚩🚩 (@Adi__SRK) February 11, 2022
— Tinduuuuu (@thattcricketguy) February 11, 2022