Veteran Indian batter KL Rahul had a forgettable season in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023; playing just nine games in the tournament before having sustained an injury in his right thigh, which left him out of the rest of the competition as well as for the upcoming World Test Championship final as well. Meanwhile, he was seen enjoying a vacation in London with his wife, Athiya Shetty and once again he made headlines after he was reportedly seen visiting a strip club with his wife. However, Athiya was quick to clear the rumours as she took to Instagram and shared a message.
In her Instagram story, Athiya Shetty wrote, “I usually choose to be silent and not react, but sometimes it’s important to stand up for yourself. Rahul, I and out friends went out to a regular place, as one does. Stop taking things out of context and check your facts before reporting. Peace and Love.”
Before the injury happened, KL Rahul didn’t have a great IPL 2023 though, as he was going through a run of poor form. Having scored 274 runs in nine IPL games, Rahul was unable to leave a mark for Lucknow in the league stages. After his injury, veteran Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya replaced him as the captain of Lucknow Super Giants for the rest of the tournament.
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Notably, they did well under Pandya’s captaincy, making it to the Eliminator of the tournament. They took on the five-time champions Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator of the IPL 2023; however, they faced a defeat as Mumbai won the game by 81 runs and they were eliminated from the cash-rich league as well.