KL Rahul shows support for ‘Sharmaji Ka Beta’ ahead of T20 World Cup

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As the cricketing world gears up for the T20 World Cup, there’s a delightful twist in the tale. KL Rahul, the talented Indian cricketer and captain of the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), has pledged his unwavering support for none other than “Sharmaji ka beta”—the one and only Rohit Sharma.

KL Rahul speaks about his plans for T20 World Cup

Rahul signed off IPL 2024 with a win over MI on Friday, 17 May at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. This was the first time in three years that LSG failed to make it to the playoffs of the Indian Premier League 2023. The season was difficult, especially for KL Rahul, who not only failed with the bat in the IPL 2024, but also was snubbed from India’s T20 World Cup 2024 squad.

Rahul was asked about his plans in the near future and said that he would be cheering for Rohit Sharma from the sidelines. Rahul was at his humorous best after winning the MI encounter and said that he would be cheering for his father in law’s favourite – Sharma ji ka beta.

“I’m on my father-in-law’s team now. We’ll both be cheering for Sharma ji ka beta in the World Cup,” KL Rahul said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

Interestingly, earlier in the season, KL Rahul, Suniel Shetty (his father-in-law), and Rohit Sharma featured in an IPL 2024 ad. In that ad, Shetty had pledged his allegiance to Rohit Sharma and MI. Now, it seems the family loyalties have shifted gears!

KL Rahul reflected on the IPL season, acknowledging the disappointment of missing the playoffs. He learned valuable lessons about his own batting and the need to adapt. Whether in the middle-order or elsewhere, he’s determined to make a comeback.

“Very disappointing. At the beginning of the season, I really felt we had a strong team and had most bases covered. A couple of injuries – happen to every team. We didn’t play well enough collectively. Today was a really good performance. This is the kind of game we wanted to play more. Unfortunately, we didn’t do that.”

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