The Indian cricketer KL Rahul has been dating actress Athiya Shetty for quite a long time now and the couple will get hitched soon as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has granted him leave of absence in January 2023. While Athiya Shetty who is daughter of famous actor Suniel Shetty hasn’t tasted much success in her acting career, the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team, KL Rahul is also getting slammed a lot on social media networks for his poor performances against strong teams.
Indian cricket fans are very unhappy, in fact annoyed with KL Rahul as they feel that his slow and timid approach of batting in the powerplays has played an important role in India’s disappointing exit from the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Many online users have termed him as the biggest fraud of the Indian cricket as he fails to perform against strong teams but manages to stay in the squad on the basis of his good performances against weak teams.
KL Rahul has earned the name of minnows basher because in the last two T20 World Cups, he has been pretty consistent when it comes to performing against minnows and failing against strong teams. In the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 also, the LSG skipper scored two fifties but they were against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh while in the encounters against Pakistan, South Africa and England, he didn’t even touch the two digit mark.
A huge number of Indian cricket fans are demanding KL Rahul’s ouster from the team as there is a perception that he focuses more on his personal goals instead of the team’s success but the team management is in no mood to listen as the Karnataka batter is back in the squad for the Bangladesh tour where team India will play 3 ODIs and 2 test matches.
After the news of the BCCI granting leave of absence to KL Rahul went public, people took to the micro-blogging site Twitter and requested the board to grant him permanent leave for the betterment of Indian cricket. Here are some selected reactions:
The BCCI has granted KL Rahul leave for his personal work next year. (Reported by TOI).
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 1, 2022
Permanent leave de do isko 🥺
— DOM. (@Vilen08959672) December 1, 2022
Permanent leave dedo na ???
IPL ke time shadi nahi hoti kya
— Prakhar Patwardhan 🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@Pprakhar27) December 1, 2022
He can take leaves when India plays any important game, that would be helpful for the team as well
— vj (@vijayvi40038440) December 1, 2022
One positive step from BCCI towards the betterment of INDIAN CRICKET
— Shubham Pandey (@shubhpandey019) December 1, 2022
Give him leave for 2yrs and after he comes back let him play in domestic. Panauti opener who failed in 2 consecutive WCs …21WC nd 22WC…not ready to loose another WC bcos of him.
— m Danesh (@mDanesh46791587) December 1, 2022
Time for permanent leave and work at rbi
— K (@osiris_ded) December 1, 2022
Approve his leaves for 10 years
— Sartaj (@SartajASJ) December 2, 2022
Extremely happy for him. Now he should continue to stay on leave till next world cup at least. That would be the best return gift he could give to all ICT fans on his marriage.
— Sourav Haldar (@Nirbhik_Speaks) December 1, 2022
Take 1 year honeymoon vacation, let India win WC atleast at home🥲
— Indian🇮🇳 (@nammavarkhtncm) December 1, 2022
Approve for 3 yrs
— Prashi (@ChemzPrashi) December 1, 2022
Please give him honeymoon leave a paternity leave also as a package.
— Infant (@infant_tweet) December 1, 2022
He deserves this and maybe a couple of years for his honeymoon.
— Rajat Zamde (@Rajatzamde1) December 1, 2022
Klol should be given permission for leave whenever he want . That will benefit Indian cricket
— LIBERAL (@liberalviratian) December 1, 2022
What is your opinion about KL Rahul? Do you also feel that he is the Indian cricket’s biggest scam or you think that he is a good cricketer who needs to be in the team and get more chances? Let us know your views.