MOHALI, Apr 2 (IANS) : Down on the mat with six straight losses in seven outings in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kings XI Punjab Friday denied media reports that there were rifts in the team.
Media reports suggested that their iconic player Yuvraj Singh was not happy after being replaced as the captain and was having problems with new skipper Kumara Sangakkara. Reports also said that Yuvraj was deliberately "under-performing" and wants to quit the team.
Yuvraj hit out at speculative reports on him on Twitter, saying that he was pained at being targeted by the media.
"Media has no right to fabricate stories, they just want eyeballs. To come out of injury is not easy and I hope to bounce back soon. I always try to give my best no matter what the circumstance and right now I am struggling with my form. It happens to every player. I am disgusted & horrified that a news reporter can stoop down to such a level," he tweeted.
Preity Zinta, chairperson and co-owner Kings XI Punjab, said in a statement: "There is no truth to the speculative reportage that is being carried in various segments of the media and these get accentuated when the tide is not in our favour. We are focused on the game today and by reporting such stories we are distracting the players hence we request the media not to resort to such speculative reporting."