Kings XI Punjab’s talismanic opener, KL Rahul, celebrated his 26th birthday on Wednesday alongside his teammates and coaching staff. Despite getting off to a great start in his international career, KL lost his place in the Indian team as an opener with the resurgence of Shikhar Dhawan across all formats.
Nevertheless, Rahul at his prime is a treat to watch and we have already seen his exploits for the Kings XI Punjab in the ongoing IPL. He romped his way to the fastest fifty in IPL history, smacking it in just 14 balls.
The right-handed batsman also played some scintillating cricketing shots like the one where he flicked Chris Woakes for a humongous six a the M. Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore.
The Karnataka lad is batting with a motive to regain his status as the opener in the Test format and hopefully, a place in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as well. He certainly is enjoying his time in the IPL right now and would be hoping to take one thing at a time. His birthday celebrations though were completely hilarious and with the likes of Chris Gayle and Yuvraj Singh around, it is bound to be entertaining.
Popular Zumba instructor and model Simrrann Sabarwal, who is a close friend of KL Rahul, too had wished the birthday boy on social media.
“Happiest birthday to the most amazing and talented person I know❤️💋🤗
Hope your day is as awesome as you are! @rahulkl #itsyourbirthday 🎉 #amazing #birthday #king #best #fave”, she wrote on her Instagram.