On Sunday, the Indian wicket-keeper batsman, KL Rahul took to Twitter to share a picture of him drinking coffee and expressed his love for the drink, but fans on the microblogging site had something else on their mind when they saw the picture. Twitter users were quick to remind the Indian gloveman of him appearing on the show of filmmaker Karan Johar’s talk show ‘Koffee With Karan’ in January 2019.
Rahul had appeared on the show along with the flamboyant Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya and it eventually led to and a suspension for both the players for some of their exists and misogynistic comments.
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) June 28, 2020
Captioning the picture on Twitter, Rahul wrote: “Coffee>>”. Replying to the same, one of the Twitter users wrote: “Coffee>>>>> Koffee”. Another one came in with, “Ha ha, shall we call Karan to brew one for you”. One of his fan a long with the picture of Karan Johar commented, “Rahul Akele Akele ? ?”
Rahul Akele Akele ? ? … pic.twitter.com/CwMdRG4Fcv
— THE | Epic Blogger | (@Kush_official_) June 28, 2020
The coffee with karan is more expensive than your career 😂
— Prashant Mahour 🎓 (@badboy_prashant) June 28, 2020
— Rohit Yadav (@cricrohit) June 28, 2020
Please stay away from Coffee 😏
— Asad (@_itsAAQ) June 28, 2020
KL Rahul had uploaded the same picture on Instagram as well, and there it was none other than Indian skipper, Virat Kohli who teased him, albeit not on the same topic. “Cup ganda hai,” Kohli wrote on Rahul’s picture.
Apart from being sent back from a tour of Australia that Rahul and Hardik were in the middle of when the episode aired, the duo had received a fine of ₹20 lakh each by the BCCI. However, recently, during a chat with India Today, KL Rahul recently said his suspension helped him come up with some consistent performances and it helped him in making a mark for himself in the limited-overs squads for India.
During a recent chat with India Today, Rahul said, “A lot of credit for my consistent performance goes to how differently I started thinking after 2019. With this suspension and with all that happened, I was tempted or I was in a way wanted to be selfish and play for myself, and I failed. We all know our careers are not too long and I realized after 2019 that I probably have a good 12 or 11 years left in me.”
He further added, “I need to dedicate all my time and energy towards becoming a team man. That mind-shift really helped and took a lot of pressure off me when I started focusing on wanting to do better for the team and be a part of champion teams and make a difference in the game.”