Gilchrist is not a magician, give him time: Preity Zinta

Last Updated: Apr 13, 2011, 22:33 PM IST

Mohali: Adam Gilchrist is not a magician and needs time to turn things around for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League, said Preity Zinta, co-owner of the team.

"I am hopeful of a turnaround and know that Gilchrist is a brilliant team leader. But he is not a magician and should be given time to settle down," Zinta said here today.

Gilchrist, the former Australian wicketkeeper, is the skipper of Punjab outfit this season after leading Deccan Chargers to victory in the second edition of the Twenty20 league.

"We have lot many games left. We will definitely emerge stronger," the Bollywood actress said about her team, adding that "failures are pillars of success".

Zinta also hoped that every member of KXIP would contribute to the team`s success.

"Everybody has to realise that they have to chip in. Cricket is not an individual sport and everyone needs to contribute," she said.

The Punjab outfit was thrashed by league debutants Pune Warriors India, skippered by India middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh, in its opening game in Mumbai.

PTI