‘Everyone wants a ‘Mava’ like him’; Suniel Shetty stands with KL Rahul amid low phase in cricket

KL Rahul’s poor performance has been the topic of discussion among cricket buffs. However, now his father-in-law, Suniel Shetty reacted to the same.

Suniel Shetty stands with KL Rahul

After dating for years, Suniel Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty and cricketer KL Rahul married in a private ceremony earlier this year. Suniel Shetty has often said that for him, there is no difference between his son Ahan and Rahul. Recently, the actor opened up on his son-in-law’s poor performance in his cricketing career.


In an interview with Siddharth Kanan, the actor said, “We don’t discuss failure or not doing well because we all know that they (his children) are fighters. We show more love. We talk about everything else in the world and try to take our minds off it. I can’t teach KL Rahul how to play cricket. He is playing for the country, not playing gully cricket or for somebody to comment and say ‘aise khelo, waise khelo’. If I would have said it would have been for gully cricket.”

He also added that this is a phase for his son-in-law and it will pass. He added, “I can see a young boy going through a tough time but willing to stand up there and realize and work hard. At the end of the day, his bat will do the talking. These are not films where as a team we can go out. He has to go out there, face that ball and play and he will and he continues to do that.”

Best son-in-law

Earlier, speaking to ETimes, Suniel Shetty opened up about his son-in-law, KL Rahul, and said that his daughter, Athiya is blessed to have a husband like him. Calling himself a proud father, the actor mentioned that Athiya would learn a lot from Rahul.


raising KL Rahul’s calm, respectful, and composed behavior, the veteran actor stated, “But then when he rises like a phoenix you feel this is something to be inspired from and this is what the team’s tough boys are. I am a proud father. Blessed is Athiya and blessed is Ahaan because he gets to learn about from him. He is calm, composed, and very respectful. I don’t think I could have asked for a better son.”