Athiya Shetty wishes KL Rahul on his birthday; Hardik Pandya drops a special message
KL Rahul is currently leading Punjab Kings in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. Under his captaincy, Punjab Kings finished 6th in the IPL 2020 points table at the United Arab Emirates. The flamboyant opener also won the Orange Cap for ending the tournament with 670 runs in 14 games including the highest score of 132 not out.
Talking about this season, Punjab Kings did begin their campaign with a good start. They clinched a 4-run thriller over Rajasthan Royals and that's how they announced their arrival this season. However, they were handed a shocking defeat by Chennai Super Kings in their second game.
CSK seamer Deepak Chahar absolutely rattled PBKS' batting line-up and took 4 wickets while also bowling a maiden over. KL Rahul's side succumbed to a low total and failed to defend the target of 106. CSK won the game by 6 wickets. On Sunday, KL Rahul's side locked horns with Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Punjab Kings gave it all with the bat as they went on to score a mammoth total of 195/4 in their full quota of 20 overs. PBKS opener Mayank Agarwal who scored 14 and 0 in the first two games rose to the occasion and top-scored with 69 off 36 balls including 7 fours and 4 sixes. KL Rahul scored 61 off 51 balls including 7 fours and 2 sixes.
Athiya Shetty wishes KL Rahul on his birthday
PBKS captain KL Rahul turned 29 on Sunday but he received 1 bad news and 1 good news. The bad news was that his side failed to defend the total despite setting up a challenging target. On the other side, he received a sweet wish from his girlfriend Athiya Shetty on his birthday.
After the match, PBKS captain KL Rahul said that victory on his birthday would have been sweet. Although PBKS gave absolutely everything in the game, there was no end result. Coming to the point, Athiya Shetty took to her Instagram handle and captioned the pictures.
“Grateful for you, happy birthday,” she wrote while also adding a birthday cake and a brown heart emoji to make the birthday boy happy on the special occasion. Suniel Shetty, the father of Athiya Shetty reacted to the post by saying: “Truly” with a heart emoji. Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya surprised us all by commenting “My cuties.”