Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have really had a powerful influence on me, says cricketer KL Rahul

The young cricketer shared anecdotes from his personal life and also opened up on dating rumours with actress Nidhhi Agerwal.

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KL Rahul Indian cricketer

KL Rahul

Indian cricketer KL Rahul opens up on his personal life, particularly on the influence 'Virushka' have had on his life, with celebrity host Renil Abraham on the show Open House with Renil on zoom.

The young cricketing talent opened-up about how he once was the third wheel in the 'Virushka' relationship. KL Rahul says, “There was one instance after a match at Melbourne where I had a terrible performance. I was miserable and depressed. Anushka who noticed this came up to my room and asked me to accompany her and Virat to their dinner date. The couple talked me through their similar experiences and that helped me understand how to manage these situations better. They took immense care of me and ensured I was not alone. They even made sure I spent the new year night with them. They are an amazing couple and have really had a powerful influence on me.” 

Speaking about the brickbats that come along with the bouquets, given his popularity on social media, KL shares that he has asked his family and friends to refrain from sharing any news that features him as it distracts and may hamper his performance. “Constructive criticism from experienced or elderly people is always good but it saddens me when I see young kids posting abusive content on social media.”

When probed about his rumoured relationship with the actress Nidhhi Agerwal, KL Rahul nonchalantly refutes all allegations and states that both are just good friends. He says, “We have known each other since our college days. We are just good friends and all the rumours are false.” 

The cricketer also revealed that his style icon is David Beckham and his hairstyles are inspired by the football legend. He also looks up to the way Ranveer Singh dresses up and would love to try his looks out even though he admits that he would never be able to carry them off.