“That Affects Me” – KL Rahul Breaks His Silence On Social Media Trolls and Criticism


Indian batsman KL Rahul has found himself amid heavy criticism and social media abuse in recent times. He has now broken his silence on the criticism and stated that it affects him.

KL Rahul failed to make the most of the opportunity in the T20 World Cup in Australia and then, he got dropped from the playing XI after two Test matches in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

He also lost his position as a leader in all three formats and on May 1, he suffered a horrific injury that ruled him out of the ongoing IPL 2023 and the upcoming World Test Championship final against Australia.

The lack of runs and poor strike rate have garnered criticism for KL Rahul and the backlash in recent times has affected him. Fans on the internet even asked the Indian team to drop him.

KL Rahul opens up on the matter


Speaking with Ranveer Allahbadia on The Ranveer Show podcast, KL Rahul talked about the abuses and trolling that he faced. Rahul stated that it affects his mental health and everyone that goes through it.

“That’s something that sometimes affects me and affects a lot of the other boys as well that when we athletes truly need support, people feel they can or have the power to comment or say what they want. Just see what that person is going through. None of us wants to perform badly. This is our life. This is all we do. Like I said, I don’t know anything else apart from cricket.”

“That’s the only thing I do. Why would anyone assume that I am not serious about my game or that I am not working hard enough? And unfortunately in sports, there is no connection. Like I said you can work hard, like I work hard but the result didn’t go my way,” he added.

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