It was a disappointing defeat for the Kings XI Punjab last night as they edged out of the playoffs qualification despite being so close. The Kings needed to beat CSK by a margin of 53 runs or more, but in the end, the Preity Zinta co-owned franchise succumbed to a 5 wicket defeat.
It was one of the most tricky fixtures of this season as other team’s fortunes also depended on this match. A win for KXIP would have implied that Mumbai Indians qualify but a vice versa result guaranteed a spot for inaugural IPL winners, Rajasthan Royals.
While the match was in the penultimate stages and KXIP reeling, co-owner Preity Zinta could be seen frustrated in the stands. However, she managed to find a silver-lining in the worst of situations when she was caught saying, “I am just very happy that Mumbai is not going to the finals..Really happy.”