India star batter KL Rahul is likely to begin the second innings of his life. He is all set to tie the knot with his long-time girlfriend and Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty in January next year. However, the couple are yet to make an official announcement on the same, although reports have emerged that the 30-year-old has taken off for personal grounds from the Indian Cricket Board.
Recently, a report stated that the right-hander is likely to miss India’s home series against Sri Lanka as the cricket board approved his leave during the period. It is expected that the series will take place in the first week of January next year. However, the schedule is not announced yet. Rahul was criticized recently by cricket experts and fans on social media for taking continuous rest. He was rested for India’s tour of New Zealand in November. Many believe that this can make an impact on his form and consistency.
‘Abhi papa chahte hain ki ladki hai toh shaadi ho jaaye’: Suniel Shetty
In August 2021, Athiya’s father and popular Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty confirmed that the couple would take the next step in their relationship as soon as they would be free.
“I think Jaise hi bachhe decide karenge (it will happen as soon as the kids decide). Rahul ke schedules hai. Abhi Asia Cup hai, World Cup hai, South African tour hai, Australia tour hai. Jab bachho ko break milega tab shaadi hogi. Ek din me shaadi nahi ho sakti na? (Rahul has a busy schedule, Asia Cup, World Cup, South African tour, and Australia tour. The wedding will happen only when the kids get a break. It can’t happen in a day, no)?” Shetty told Instant Bollywood in August 2021.
“Abhi papa chahte hain ki ladki hai toh shaadi ho jaaye, lekin ek baar Rahul ko break mil jaye, bachhe decide karein kab, kyunki… Aap calendar dekhoge toh darr jaoge. Ek din ka do din ka gap hai, aur do din mein shaad nahi ho sakti na. Toh Yahi hai, jab waqt milega toh planning jarur hogi (Now papa wants that she is a girl and should get married, but Rahul needs to get a break, the kids will decide when that can happen, because you will be scared if you see Rahul’s calendar, there’s only 1-2 day break, a wedding cannot happen in a such short time. The wedding will be planned when there’s time),” he concluded.