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No place for I and Me in our team: Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta, Bollywood actor and co-owner of the Kings XI Punjab, is confident that change of guard in their IPL side would not have any adverse affect on the team's performance since they do not support 'I' and 'Me' culture.

cricket Updated: Mar 11, 2010 21:20 IST

Preity Zinta, Bollywood actor and co-owner of the Kings XI Punjab, is confident that change of guard in their IPL side would not have any adverse affect on the team's performance since they do not support 'I' and 'Me' culture.

Yuvraj Singh, the flamboyant southpaw, was replaced by Sri Lankan Kumar Sangakkara as captain of the team for the third season, beginning tomorrow in Mumbai.

Under Yuvraj they reached the semifinal stage in the first edition in 2008 but failed miserably last year.

The Bollywood beauty said Yuvraj is a vital cog of their team and what they have done is not something alien.

"In Kings, there is no place for 'I' and 'Me'. Whole team shares good rapport and goodwill. There is no issues in
the squad. Various teams have indulged in changing the structure time to time. Both Yuvraj and Sanga are wise men and
integral part of the team," Zinta told PTI.

There were some reports that coach Tom Moody was not happy with Yuvraj's attitude and had complained that the Indian superstar ignored team management's advice.

Anil Srivatsa, the franchise's chief executive officer, said, "being taken off the leadership role does not diminish Yuvraj's standing in the team. Yuvraj's inputs are vital for us and this has got nothing to do with all this."