KL Rahul’s mother wasn’t pleased when he inked his first tattoo at the age of 16
Ashwin termed him as a cool dude and liked his style.
Updated - Jun 15, 2018 12:44 pm
Most of the players in the current Indian team are fond of inking the tattoos on their body. The likes of KL Rahul, the skipper Virat Kohli and Umesh Yadav are the ones who take the lead in that aspect. Moreover, Rahul is known to change the tattoos more often but has revealed an interesting thing about the same recently. His mother wasn’t pleased at all when the right-handed batsman had inked a tattoo for the first time at the age of 16.
Rahul is currently playing in the ongoing historic Test match against Afghanistan in Bangaluru at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. He has made a comeback into the side and played an impressive knock of 54 runs on the first day of the game. He had an excellent IPL season for the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and won them a few matches single-handedly thereby earning a recall to the national side in the ODIs and T20Is as well.
Rahul opens up on his tattoo
KL Rahul and Ravichandran Ashwin recently appeared in the chat show, What the Duck, which is hosted by Vikram Sathaye. The duo enjoyed spending their time as they revealed a few interesting insights about each other. In an interesting conversation, Rahul recalled the time when his mother Rajeshwari wasn’t impressed at all with him inking a tattoo when he was only 16 years old.
“My mother gave me a bar of soap. She told me to go wash it off and not act like a kid. I was 16 years old. She thought it was a Boomer [chewing gum] sticker,” he said. But his India teammate R Ashwin termed him as a cool dude while saying, “I saw the version that his mother saw. He is someone who would turn up on a show in shorts.”
Both of them will play a crucial role for Team India in the upcoming England tour where they are scheduled to five Test matches after the tussle in the limited overs formats.