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‘KL Rahul is my son but Virat Kohli is my favourite cricketer’ – Suniel Shetty

In a recent interview, Bollywood-renowned actor Suniel Shetty surprisingly picked Virat Kohli ahead of his son-in-law KL Rahul as his favourite cricketer at present times.

Many guessed Shetty to name KL Rahul when asked about his favourite cricketer because of the fact that his daughter Athiya Shetty is happily married to the Indian wicketkeeper batter.

But it wasn’t the case as the Bollywood actor favoured the legendary batter Virat Kohli because of his accomplishments in world cricket. No doubt that Rahul is an extremely talented cricketer but Kohli is at a level of his own.

Shetty narrated that Rahul is his son but Kohli is his favourite cricketer and termed him the master of chasing. “KL Rahul is my son, but Virat Kohli is definitely my favourite cricketer. He is a master of chasing,” he said.

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Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are setting high standards

KL Rahul has been in a top-notch form ever since his return from a long injury. He has been batting exceptionally well and also performing wicket-keeping duties up to expectations.


In the 2023 World Cup, he has smashed 216 runs in six innings, averaging 108 at a strike-rate of 79.70, including one fifty. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, is hitting his vintage form yet again.

The veteran batter has 354 runs to his name at a similar average and a strike-rate of 88.50. His contributions include three fifties and a hundred, all came under difficult circumstances.

As the knock-out games approach, the responsibilities of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul increase. Team India would require both of these names to remain at their absolute best if they wish to lift the prestigious trophy after a gap of 12 years.

The Men in Blue remains the only unbeaten team in the tournament after six games. They are more or less qualified for the semis with three games remaining.

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