KL Rahul On “Koffee” Controversy: “I Couldn't Help But Doubt Myself And My Character”

For the first time ever, KL Rahul has spoken about his life after Koffee With Karan season 6. The cricketer had appeared on the show with Hardik Pandya, where their sexiest comments created a rage on social media

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KL Rahul On “Koffee” Controversy: “I Couldn't Help But Doubt Myself And My Character”
Indian cricketers, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya appeared on Karan Johar’s chat show Koffee With Karan season 6. On the show, the duo made some derogative remarks about women, for which they had to pay a heavy price. Post sexist comments, Hardik and KL Rahul were suspended by the BCCI.

Now, for the first after the controversy, KL Rahul speaks about the time when he was sent back from the ODI series in Australia. He told India Today, “I couldn't help but doubt myself, doubt my own character.” “...it was hard as I am not used to people disliking me. For the first one week or 10 days, I couldn't help but doubt myself, doubt my own character. The hardest thing was to know whether actually you are a bad person, when so much has been written about you."

He further told the website, “I was quite honestly scared to step out as I wasn't ready. If somebody would ask questions, I didn't know what I would answer. I would go for practice, come back home and be on my playstation as I wasn't simply ready to face people.” “When you start playing for the country, you are so distracted, you are always on the move, forget who your true friends are or how important family is. I have been on the road for a long time and I haven't had a break. So, you kind of have a disconnect with family or friends. You kind of drift away, don't make time for friends. You share a lot with them but you forget that there are people back home, who have seen your struggles, seen you when you were nothing. They have helped you because they liked the real you. You rediscover your relationships with a lot of people,” he added further.

Talking about returning from Australia, he said, “Even when I had to leave Australia and go back home, there were a lot of people who came up to me and put an arm around the shoulder and said 'It's okay, we have all been there and we have all made mistakes, and we have all had to face punishments in whatever way.'"

KL Rahul concluded by saying that he’s trying to keep the hatred aside. “Try to keep aside the hatred that you are receiving from social media and don't doubt yourself.' So much has been said by people, that you start questioning yourself. But then family, friends, teammates, checked up on me as to what I was going through," he said.

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