Cricket is more than a sport in India, and everyone knows that. Ever since Kapil Dev lifted that World Cup at the Lord’s after India beat then World Champions West Indies, every kid in the country dreamt of doing that in their lives. But with India being a country of 1.32 billion, not many get the chance. Whoever got it were considered lucky.
Over the years, the sport has evolved, and it has become a profession. But still, there is a big part of the country, where choosing it as a career option is not considered safe. Especially in middle-class families, kids are not encouraged to take it up. But some become rebels and find support here and there, go on to achieve success and prove it to their parents.
But for KL Rahul, that is not the case. Even after being reckoned as one of the finest young cricketers around the globe, Rahul has failed to impress his parents, especially his mother. The Karnataka cricketer is still taunted for not having a degree. In a cricket talk show, Breakfast with Champions, Rahul revealed how his mother still cribs to him about not having a degree and asks him to complete it.
“My mother still gives me sh*** for not having a degree,” said Rahul on the show. “Even during the lockdown, she said ‘Why don’t you finish your 30 papers? Why don’t you sit and write it and get a degree?’,” the cricketer added.
She was happiest when I got central government job: Rahul
The cricketer further revealed how his parents don’t care much about his achievements on the cricket field and were happiest when he got a central government job. “The happiest they have been when I got an RBI job. ‘Ki Chalo central government job mil gaya’. I had played four years for India already but that did not make them happy,” said the 28-year-old.
Notably, KL Rahul has represented India in 43 Tests, 42 ODIs, and 56 T20Is. The right-handed batter has over 6000 international runs including 14 centuries.