KL Rahul very respectful towards women, says Preity Zinta


first_img Press Trust of India New DelhiApril 5, 2019UPDATED: April 5, 2019 18:48 IST Preity Zinta said Kings XI Punjab want to win IPL 2019 title for their fans ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSKL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were handed suspension by the BCCI over controversial comments on Koffee With KaranActually, he is very sweet and respectful with women, so I don’t know the way it all came out: Preity ZintaKL Rahul has hit form for Kings XI Punjab in the ongoing season of Indian Premier LeagueIndia batsman KL Rahul is “very respectful towards women” and it was sad to see him become a subject of nationwide criticism in the wake of his and Hardik Pandya’s sexist remarks on a chat chow, Kings XI Punjab co-owner and noted actor Preity Zinta said Friday.Both Rahul and Pandya were handed a provisional suspension for their controversial comments on ‘Koffee with Karan’, a show Zinta herself has appeared on. Their suspension was lifted but they still face a BCCI inquiry conducted by Ombudsman DK Jain.”It is so good to see Rahul back in form. He is a very very nice guy. What happened is in the past. I just feel the bad the way the whole thing turned out but you live and learn,” Zinta told PTI.”Actually, he is very sweet and respectful with women, so I don’t know the way it all came out. As I said, these are teachable moments.”His friend and teammate Pandya was trolled more for his loose talk on women but Rahul too has admitted that he had started to doubt himself as a person after the incident. He has put the controversy behind and is very much in the reckoning of a World Cup spot.As a co-owner and someone who is used to handling fame and money after spending decades in Hindi film industry, Zinta said she does share her experiences with the youngsters in the KXIP squad.”Yes, we do have those conversations, we have been there and done that. These are young guys and they will live and learn with time. Unless you make a mistake or falter, you will never learn,” she said.advertisementGayle is a true superstar: Preity ZintaAsked to name the most “fun guy” in the KXIP dressing room, Zinta picked veteran Chris Gayle.”My all time favourite is Chris Gayle. He is unbelievable. He is a true superstar, in terms of how he comes across, in terms of how he plays, he how he is with the youngsters, he is so humble, he is always on time, he is just unbelievable and he is so much fun at the same time.”KXIP want to win IPL 2019 for their fans: ZintaThe actor added that her team broke even long time ago and the ultimate goal is to win a maiden IPL title.”We broke even a long time ago. But yes, when I got into the IPL, I wanted to win the title, especially coming from Punjab, where people have the largest heart, we want to win for them, we owe it to our fans. I am really keeping my fingers crossed this time.”KXIP have begun well, winning three out of their four-game so far in the competition.Also Read | R Ashwin on return to Chepauk: Playing in front of Chennai crowd always specialAlso Read | James Anderson criticising Mandaking today, he might end up doing it tomorrow: R AshwinAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Preity ZintaFollow KL RahulFollow IPL 2019Follow Kings XI PunjabFollow Koffee With Karan KL Rahul very respectful towards women, says Preity ZintaKL Rahul and Hardik Pandya faced a lot of criticism over their controversial comments during an appearance on a popular television show, Koffee With Karan earlier. The duo was suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.advertisementlast_img

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