'She is gonna kill me but I don't really think about...' - KL Rahul's blunt take on chemistry with his wife Athiya Shetty

KL Rahul impressed the cricket fans and experts with his amazing century in the first innings of the first Test against South Africa in Centurion.

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KL Rahul and Athiya Shetty (File Photo: Twitter)

KL Rahul and Athiya Shetty (File Photo: Twitter)

Among all the embarrassing circumstances with India in the massive first-Test defeat against South Africa, the century scored by KL Rahul in the first innings was one of the few positive outcomes for the visitors. Former legendary Indian batter Sunil Gavaskar also rated this knock of KL Rahul as one of the 10 best centuries for India in the game's longest format.

Meanwhile, amidst all this, KL Rahul recently spoke about all the moral and emotional support from his wife Athiya Shetty, who is also a talented Bollywood actress. Notably, the couple got married last year. Athiya is the daughter of the veteran Bollywood star Suniel Shetty.

"She was more frustrated and angrier most days than I was." - KL Rahul about his wife Athiya Shetty

“She was with me. She's always been with me through everything. She was more frustrated and angrier most days than I was. So, I found myself, trying to keep her calm than anything else. But it's also the first time that she'd seen me go through something, like this,” said KL Rahul on Star Sports.

“So, it was tough for both of us, but it also gave us time that we needed together, which was good for us. Things started slowly and I think I need to go back to the same process again. I feel like the negativity manifested into the injury and in this phase, I just stayed happy and enjoyed the smaller things in life and enjoyed being at home, being with my wife, being with my family that helped me recover so much, so much faster and get back into the game much happier and much more excited to play the sport that's given me so much joy,” he added later.

Furthermore, KL Rahul also revealed how he balances between his married life and his profession as a cricketer.

“She is gonna kill me but I don't think about her when I step onto the ground.  It's always cricket and I don't mean this in a bad way or in any unromantic way. What she does do for me is, you know, she lets me, she gives me a lot of love and, and there's a lot of peace,” he said.

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