As the ODI World Cup 2023 approaches, cricket enthusiasts all over the world are eagerly awaiting the spectacle that will return to Indian shores after a decade. The excitement is palpable, and fans are anticipating India to clinch the championship once again, like in 2011. Amidst this frenzy, Bollywood superstar Suniel Shetty also couldn’t contain his enthusiasm and decided to offer some special advice to his son-in-law and the Indian batting sensation KL Rahul.
KL Rahul’s marriage with Athiya Shetty and dream comeback after injury
It is worth mentioning that Rahul tied the knot with Suniel’s daughter Athiya Shetty earlier this year in January and has had his fair share of challenges in recent months, including a thigh surgery that kept him away from competitive cricket. However, he made a stunning comeback to the international arena with a brilliant century against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023.
Rahul further also played a pivotal role in India’s series-clinching victory over Australia, contributing with back-to-back half-centuries. The Karnataka-born cricketer even stepped up as the stand-in captain for the Men in Blue in the absence of Rohit Sharma, leading the team in the first two matches.
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‘Play well, play hard and play fair’: Suniel Shetty’s special advice to KL Rahul
With the World Cup just around the corner, Suniel has now shared some heartfelt advice for his son-in-law, Rahul. The veteran actor started by saying that he considers Rahul his son and then expressed his optimism about India’s chances in the World Cup, acknowledging the extraordinary talent within the team. He further advised Rahul to ‘play well, play hard and play fair’.
“I believe he (KL Rahul) is my son. I don’t know how to be a father-in-law. I am a better father… I call him my son only. (World Cup is approaching) My fingers are crossed. Let the best team win. We have got an extraordinary team. Play well, play hard and play fair,” Suniel was quoted as saying by ANI.
India’s World Cup campaign
India’s campaign in the ODI World Cup 2023 is set to kick off with a high-voltage clash against the five-time champion Australian side. The iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will be the stage for this intense encounter on October 8. Cricket enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly awaiting this clash between two cricketing giants.
Another exciting fixture on the calendar is the match against arch-rivals Pakistan, scheduled for October 14 in Ahmedabad, which promises to be a spectacle of fierce competition with intense rivalry and passionate cricketing action.
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