In a thrilling clash that had cricket fans on the edge of their seats, KL Rahul emerged as the shining star for Team India against Pakistan in the third match of the Super Fours stage in Asia Cup 2023. Although the match against arch-rivals had been halted due to rain on the originally scheduled fixture and pushed to reserve day, the wait was well worth it as Rahul hammered a brilliant comeback century in the contest. Rahul’s ton was not just celebrated by the but also many prominent Bollywood stars and his doting Athiya Shetty.
KL Rahul’s sensational ton and a magnificent partnership with Virat Kohli
Rahul had faced a recent setback with a niggle after recovering from a thigh injury, which forced him to miss the group stage matches of Asia Cup 2023. However, his return to the team was nothing short of a fairy tale comeback. The right-handed batter played a sensational innings, scoring a magnificent 111 runs off 106 balls, featuring 12 fours and two sixes. It was an innings that showcased not only his talent but also his character, grit, and unwavering determination.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli also played a pivotal role in India’s success in the match and supported Rahu with a blistering 122 off 94 deliveries. The duo formed a formidable partnership of 233 runs that etched its name in the annals of history as the highest partnership in the history of the Asia Cup.
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Athiya Shetty’s heartfelt message
Amidst the applause from fans and cricket experts for Rahul, one message that stood out was a heartfelt one from none other than his wife, Athiya. She took to her official Instagram handle to share a picture of Rahul’s century celebration and expressed her pride in her husband.
Athiya’s words resonated with hope and love as she wrote, “Even the darkest night will end, and the sun will rise… You are everything; I love you. #1.”
KL Rahul’s reply to Athiya Shetty and Bollywood celebs’ reactions
Rahul’s response to Athiya’s heartwarming post was equally endearing as he wrote, ‘Love You.‘
But it wasn’t just Athiya who showered love on Rahul. The post caught the attention of many famous Bollywood celebrities, including the likes of Ayushmann Khurrana, Tiger Shroff, Suniel Shetty, and others, as they congratulated Rahul by leaving heartwarming comments under Athiya’s post.
India’s comprehensive victory
As far as the result of the match is concerned, Team India emerged victorious in a spectacular fashion as Pakistan fell 228 runs short of India’s mammoth 356-run total. Kuldeep Yadav bagged a brilliant fifer for the Men in Blue.