IPL 2018: Preity Zinta explains why she was ‘happy to see Mumbai Indians lose’

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Bollywood actress and Kings XI Punjab co-owner, Preity Zinta, was put in a spot when a video of her allegedly saying that she was ‘happy to see Mumbai Indians lose’ on the final day of the IPL league stages went viral on social media.

Playing against the Delhi Daredevils, Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians went down by 11 runs and bowed out of contention for the fourth and final playoff spot. It also meant that Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals were the only two teams in with a chance of qualifying as KXIP faced CSK in Pune later in the evening. However, as it turned out, KXIP lost to CSK which resulted in RR going forward into the knockouts.

During the T20 encounter between CSK and KXIP, Preity was captured on video talking to a team official while supposedly saying “I am just very happy that Mumbai Indians is knocked out. Really happy.” The video, however, was posted without an audio which meant its authenticity couldn’t be verified. Soon after, Zinta shared her side of the story on Twitter.

“Relax ! Only if Mumbai was “Knocked Out” Punjab would have had a chance of getting to the play offs but RR was happier we were Knocked out by CSK cuz they got to go to the playoffs! When you leave it till the end one has to not just see your wins but other teams losses as well,” she wrote in her first tweet.

“Who would have thought that after winning 5 out of 6 games, in the beginning, @lionsdenkxip would have ended the #Ipl on this note. I’m sorry to all our fans & supporters for not being up to the mark this season. Next year we won’t let you down. #disappointed”, she added in another tweet.

After MI’s result, it was in Punjab’s hands to qualify for the playoffs. KXIP, meanwhile, had to defeat Chennai Super Kings by a huge margin to make it to the knockout stages but it didn’t pan out Punjab’s way as they lost to MS Dhoni & Co. by 5 wickets thus crashing out of the tournament.

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