IPL 2024: Preity Zinta reacts strongly on the fake claims of ‘will bet life to get Rohit Sharma’ as PBKS captain

Apr 20, 2024

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Preity Zinta, co-owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Punjab Kings (PBKS), has come out strong against a section of the media for spreading false information. The actress-turned-entrepreneur took to social media to criticize reports claiming she would “bet her life” to get Rohit Sharma, former captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI), as the Punjab Kings’ skipper.

Preity Zinta distances herself from fake news claims

Notably. several claims, titled ‘Will bet life to get Rohit as captain’ and supposedly quoting Zinta, went viral on social media platforms. Zinta vehemently denied these reports, calling them “completely baseless” and labeled them “#Fakenews!” in her social media post.

Zinta expresses her respect for Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan

As a self-professed admirer of Rohit and a person who holds him in high esteem, Zinta emphasized that she has never mentioned Rohit in any interview nor made the alleged statement. Furthermore, she expresses her respect for Shikhar Dhawan, particularly noting his current injury, and finds the circulation of such misinformation distasteful.

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Urges media houses not to spread fake news

Zinta further urged media houses to refrain from circulating such stories, highlighting that they can be embarrassing for all parties involved. She further emphasized her focus on PBKS team and their success in the ongoing 17th season of the cash-rich league.

“#Fakenews ! All these articles are completely fake & baseless. I hold Rohit Sharma in very high regard & am a big fan of his, but I have NEVER DISCUSSED him in any interview nor made this STATEMENT! I also have a lot of respect for Shikhar Dhawan & he being currently injured, makes these articles appear in very poor taste. These articles are a perfect example of how misinformation is picked up without any verification & circulated online. I humbly request all Media to refrain from circulating this & embarrassing all concerned parties ?? All I want to say is that we have a great team currently & our only focus is to win games & make the most out of #IPL2024. Thank you,” Zinta wrote on X (formerly Twitter).

#Fakenews ! All these articles are completely fake & baseless. I hold Rohit Sharma in very high regard & am a big fan of his, but I have NEVER DISCUSSED him in any interview nor made this STATEMENT ! I also have a lot of respect for Shikhar Dhawan & he being currently injured ,… pic.twitter.com/VYbyV4eqHU

— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) April 19, 2024

Punjab Kings journey in IPL 2024

Punjab’s performance in IPL 2024 has been subpar thus far. Out of 7 games played, PBKS have managed only two victories while enduring defeats in 5 matches. Currently positioned second to last on the points table with just 4 points and a negative net run rate of -0.251, their path to securing a spot in the top four appears challenging. Despite this, Punjab still holds a chance, but it will require a concerted effort and determination to reverse their fortunes.

Also READ: IPL 2024 – Rohit Sharma spills beans on the drawbacks of Impact Player rule

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