‘I am not having the relationship. You’ll have to ask her’ – Suniel Shetty on daughter Athiya’s relationship with KL Rahul
Rahul is currently in New Zealand, playing the three-match ODI series.
Updated - Feb 7, 2020 8:06 pm
KL Rahul’s relationship rumours with Athiya Shetty have been doing the rounds for quite a while. They are speculated to be dating for almost a year. The couple even went on to spend the New Year together with their friends in Thailand. A few days ago, the Karnataka-born Rahul posted a picture along with Athiya in which they were seen in a phone booth.
He captioned it and wrote, “Hello, devi prasad….?” It was a dialogue from the comedy flick Hera Pheri, released almost two decades ago. Recently, Suniel Shetty, Athiya’s father, was asked to throw light on his daughter’s linkage with the Indian batsman. However, the veteran Bollywood actor, had a witty reply in store rather than getting bamboozled by the question.
Suniel Shetty answers
“I am not having the relationship. You will have to ask Athiya. You come and tell me if it is true, then we will talk about it. You don’t know, how can you ask me then,” Shetty was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
To start with, it was Vikram Phadnis, a renowned fashion designer, who had begun the rumours. He left a comment on Athiya’s post, hinting at the latter’s relation with Rahul. “You seem to be v hyper and excited these days ??? Let’s go to KL ??? ….. Kuala Lumpur ????”
Athiya replied, “@vikramphadnis TIME to block you!” Vikram reverted, saying, “I will complain to the UMPIRE!! @athiyashettyand once your WICKET is gone… it’s back to the pavilion!!!” However, he later deleted the tweet.
Rahul is currently in New Zealand, playing the three-match ODI series. The right-hander was the Player of the Series in the T20I series against the Black Caps. The talented batsman ended as the leading run-scorer with half-centuries at the very popular Eden Park in Auckland.
Even in the first ODI at the Seddon Park in Hamilton, he turned up with a quick-fire half-century, though it came in a losing cause. Rahul has also been lauded for his impressive glovework behind the wickets. His keeping skills have also kept Rishabh Pant out of India’s playing eleven for quite a while.