KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya both got criticized for their comments on Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan. Both were provisionally suspended from playing cricket but were called back to the Indian team impending a BCCI ombudsman inquiry. Both Rahul and Hardik made a brilliant return to cricket and has been winning matches for their in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. As the cricket world celebrates Rahul’s birthday on Thursday, the wicketkeeper-batsman spent the birthday night with his close buddies Hardik, Krunal Pandya, Rishabh Pant and Axar Patel.
Hardik shared a heartfelt birthday wish for Rahul on social media. He wrote, “Brothers for life !!!!! No matter what !!! Love u bro @rahulkl happy birthday. Let’s make it our year.”
The duo has been named in the 15-man Indian squad to go to England and Wales for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup and is expected to play a major role for the Men in Blue during the course of the tournament.
Meanwhile, in the ongoing IPL 2019, Rahul has amassed 387 runs for KXIP in nine matches at a staggering average of 64.50. The swashbuckling batter has one century and four fifties under his belt and is the second leading run-getter in the cash-rich tournament behind David Warner, who leads the chart with 450 runs to his name.