Subrata Roy says Sahara Pariwar enjoyed cordial relations with BCCI but things changed for the worse when N. Srinivasan took over. "Why should we bear anyone's ego?" he asks.
The Pune Warriors India made their IPL debut in the 2011 edition. Owned by the head of the Sahara India Group, Subrata Roy, Pune was captained by dashing Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh in its maiden season. Despite the presence of star players like Sourav Ganguly, Robin Uthappa and some noteworthy foreign cricketers like Graeme Smith, Angelo Mathews, etc. the team had a miserable time in the competition, failing to garner any attention.