The young Indian opener, Rahul Tripathi is one of the fastest-growing batsmen in Indian cricket. He has plied his trade for the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises like, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS). Recently, he turned up for KKR in the first phase of IPL 2021. As a team, the Kolkata Knight Riders squad has traveled together to various places. However, Rahul Tripathi seems not to be liking the way one of his KKR teammates spent his time on the flight.
In an interview with CricTracker, Rahul Tripathi was asked to name his most boring travel partner and he replied: “Varun Chakravarthy. He keeps watching a lot of YouTube videos when we are on the flight.”
In the same interview, Rahul Tripathi was asked to pick one team between his former franchise RPS, and current team KKR. Rahul picked Pune, saying that it was his first team. He said, “Both the teams are very special, but I would go for Pune since it was my first team.”
April 1 is commonly celebrated as April Fools’ Day around the world. On that day, the KKR media team informed Rahul Tripathi that he should make an April Fool to Eoin Morgan. However, the original plan was backfired on him.
Recalling the same, Rahul Tripathi said, “This year it happened to me. The media team and everybody told me to make an April Fool to Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, and all those, who were shooting and they reversed it on me.”
Rahul Tripathi did not get a place in the Indian squad for the upcoming limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. However, the right-handed batsman will hold the key to KKR’s success in the second phase of IPL 2021. It will be exciting to see how Rahul performs for the Kolkata-based franchise in the UAE.