Did KL Rahul Just Get Friendzoned By Both Sonal Chauhan And Akansha Ranjan Kapoor? Ouch!
Cricketer KL Rahul has been one of the most talked about sportsmen lately. With ICC Cricket World Cup starting tomorrow, his performances are majorly anticipated. This, especially because in a recent warm-up match against Bangladesh, he stumped everyone by making 108 runs on 99 balls. However, it’s not just his work that’s getting him so much limelight. His dating life has been under a lot of speculation lately because of the female attention he is getting from Bollywood.
Bollywood and cricket has long had a love affair. And this time around, we’ve been rather confused. It has been rumoured that the 27-year-old has been dating Jannat actress Sonal Chauhan.
Sonal Chauhan Denies Dating Him
However, Sonal has completely denied it in an interview with Bollywood Bubble, saying, “No, not at all. He is a very good cricketer, talented and nice guy.” Oops. We hope Rahul hasn’t been trying to date her, because we smell a major case of friendzoning happening here. If these are the words that Sonal uses to describe Rahul, then we know for sure that she sees him as just a friend. Or she is a pretty good actor, after all.
Meanwhile Akansha has a lot of cheer for Rahul…
His growing closeness with Alia Bhatt’s BFF Akansha Ranjan Kapoor has been drawing a lot of attention too. She had recently shared a picture of them on Instagram. In fact, according to sources, she will be leaving for Wales, England to cheer for him this World Cup. We don’t know whether there is any truth to this, because you know, if you have a lot of money and time, you’d do that for a good friend too, right? Of course, we can’t but Akansha Ranjan Kapoor can, so why not? Maybe it’s just a start of something or maybe it’s nothing at all. We’ll just have to wait it out.
And then there was Niddhi Agrewal too.
Previously, K L Rahul was also linked to Niddhi Agrewal, who had also completely shut the rumours out. She said in an interview with SpotboyE, “Yes, I did go out on dinner with Rahul. I and Rahul go back a long way. We have known each other since our teenage years, before Rahul became a cricketer and I became an actress. Though we did not go to the same college in Bangalore, but we have known each other for long.”
We don’t know who is friendzoning whom, but hey Rahul, if you’re gonna friendzone all the gorgeous women in the industry, who are you even going to date? That is, if it’s not the other way around, in which case we just hope he ups his flirting game.
The Koffee with Karan Controversy
Life seems to be getting back on track for KL Rahul and how. He got into big trouble early this year when he appeared on Koffee with Karan with Hardik Pandya. They spoke about their relationships, crushes and dating…in quite a misogynistic way. Though it was Pandya who made most of the sexist and racist comments, Rahul too was called out for being a participant in it. They were called out by several cricketers and also provoked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to put them under provisional suspension.
However, not much later, Rahul was given the opportunity to play in the India A home series against England Lions and he made sure he performed remarkably well. Reflecting on the past, Rahul told India Today, “It was a hard time no doubt. I mean, as a player, as a person, everyone has to go through difficult times and it was my time to go through that and like I said it gave me time to reflect on my game, on myself. I have always been someone who takes things as it comes.”
Well, we are excited and looking forward to KL Rahul’s performance at the ICC World Cup, and we hope the period of reflection has done him some good!