IPL 9: Sehwag joins Kings XI Punjab as mentor

New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab has appointed former Indian opener Virender Sehwag as team's mentor for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday.

A statement from the Kings XI franchise stated, Sehwag, in his new role, will work closely with head coach Sanjay Bangar and would be responsible for guiding and motivating the squad. An overjoyed Sehwag, on his part, said he is looking forward to his new role with the franchise. "I am extremely happy to continue my journey with Kings XI Punjab. Given the relationship and camaraderie I share with the squad, management and promoters, it feels like I am with my extended family. Being a part of KXIP has always been a special experience and I am looking forward to the upcoming season in my new role," said Sehwag.