New Delhi: Virender Sehwag on Saturday declared that he would not be associated with the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kings XI Punjab. He had mentored the team in the previous three seasons.

Sehwag's future at KXIP became unclear after the team appointed former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson on a two-year contract earlier this week, replacing Australian Brad Hodge.


"All good things must come to an end, and I've had a wonderful time at Kings 11 Punjab, for two seasons as a player and three as a mentor. My association with Kings 11 comes to an end, and I am thankful for the time I have had here and wish the team all the very best for the times ahead," tweeted Sehwag.

The former India opener had become KXIP's mentor in 2016 after being a player for two seasons.

KXIP have never won the IPL, and their last appearance in the playoffs came in 2014 when they lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in the final.