Saturday Feb 23 2:40 AM
Mumbai: Preity Zinta is gearing up for the IPL almost as much as the cricketers are. The actress is more than happy with Team Mohali. In an interview with CNN-IBN Chief Entertainment Correspondent Rohit Khilnani, Preity said she is confident that Team Mohali will win the IPL matches.
Rohit Khilnani: Hi Preity, how are you doing?
Preity Zinta: I am doing very well. A little over-worked but very well. Thank you for having me for this interview.
Rohit Khilnani: Are you happy witth the team that you have managed to rope in?
Preity Zinta: Oh absolutely. I think that the only cricketer we missed out on was Harbhajan Singh. We tried very, very hard to get him, but Mumbai got him in the end. And he wanted to go into the Mumbai team as well I think. But since it was an open auction, we went for him. But besides that, we are very happy with our team. We wanted a team which would be balanced and a team that would be kings in their homeground.
Rohit Khilnani: Were you always interested in sports or was this a sudden interest?
Preity Zinta: I was always super interested in sports, but I don’t know if I was super cricket interested. I used to only watch One-Day Internationals and that too finals. The most exciting used to be the India-Pakistan matches, so I have not really been such a great cricket fan, but I have been a huge sports fan.
Rohit Khilnani: Tell me, will Sreesanth be allowed to be himself or will he be asked to tone down a bit?
Preity Zinta: We love Sreesanth for who he is and he is going to be a very important part of the team. As long as he performs well, he can dance on one leg or scream at people. I have no problem with that.
Rohit Khilnani: You and Shah Rukh are great friends, but is this competition in any way?
Preity Zinta: Right now, we have to work together. What is going to happen in that field is the excellence of the team. Shah Rukh can’t go and bat in there. Neither can Vijay Mallaya, nor Ness or me. The point is that we have to work together, but eventually, it is the team that has to perform.
Rohit Khilnani: When do you plan to announce your logo and team colours?
Preity Zinta: In a day or so.
Rohit Khilnani: Will Team Mohali win the Indian Premiere League?
Preity Zinta: Absolutely.