IPL 2018: KL Rahul replies to heartwarming message from Preity Zinta
KL Rahul has been a stalwart in the Punjab batting lineup.
Updated - May 10, 2018 10:03 am
KL Rahul is currently the leading run-scorer in the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The right-handed batsman has racked up 471 runs in ten matches for the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and has been a stalwart for the franchise. He is one of the prime reasons why Punjab has tasted quite a substantial amount of success thus far in the cash-rich tournament.
The 26-year old batsman commenced the tournament with the fastest fifty in the history of the league against the Delhi Daredevils (DD) which immediately brought him into the limelight. Thereafter, he has only grown in stature with every passing game. Moreover, he has scored the runs in double-quick time, which has helped Punjab get off to a brisk start on several occasions.
The team led by Ravichandran Ashwin is presently placed in the third position in the league table. They are in requisite of a couple of wins in order for them to cement their place in the playoffs. Punjab will play their next match against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Holkar Stadium in Indore and will be keen to emerge victorious and strengthen their chances of qualification.
KL Rahul- A major reason for success for Punjab
In Punjab’s last encounter against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, Rahul played a lone hand of 95 runs and didn’t get any semblance of support from the middle-order. Subsequently, they slumped to a defeat by 15 runs. Going forward in the league, a lot would be expected of Rahul if the franchise is to win the T20 league for the maiden time.
Preity Zinta, the co-owner of the team ever since the inception of the IPL, has vociferously rooted for the franchise. Recently, she took to Instagram and posted a picture of her and Rahul with a message which read
“My reason to smile! So proud of you @rahulkl ! Keep smiling & Keep shining @kxipofficial #orangecap#vivoipl2018 #Excellence #Consistancy#Class #aboutlastnight #Redforever#livepunjabiplaypunjabi #RRvsKXIP#vivoipl2018 #Selfie”
Here is the post
Rahul was quick to spot the message and he immediately replied her back with a heartfelt message which read
“Thanks a ton boss @realpz”