Started to doubt myself after Koffee with Karan row, I was hated nationally: KL Rahul

first_img India Today Web Desk KolkataMarch 26, 2019UPDATED: March 27, 2019 12:59 IST KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya created a controversy for their comments on the TV show Koffee with Karan (Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSKL Rahul said it was a tough two months after the Koffee with Karan controversyRahul said he had started to doubt himself as a person after the TV show row”I was hated nationally and it was not easy,” KL Rahul saidKL Rahul has said the Koffee with Karan controversy was difficult to handle and he had started to doubt himself as a person. Rahul and Hardik Pandya were suspended by BCCI and had to return home from Australia before the start of the ODI series after their sexist remarks on the TV show sparked a huge controversy.The suspension was revoked a few days later. While Hardik Pandya joined up with the Indian team in New Zealand, Rahul stayed home to play for India A. He finally got back into the Indian team and made 50 and 47 in two T20 Internationals. In the ODI against Australia in Mohali, Rahul made 26.KL Rahul also featured in Kings XI Punjab’s match against Rajasthan Royals on Monday and he is now in contention for a berth in the World Cup. However, while it looks like Rahul’s cricket career is back on track, he conceded he went through a tough phase in the aftermath of the Koffee with Karan episode in January.”Last two months have been very very tough for me. When it happened I had started to doubt myself as a person,” Rahul told India Today in an exclusive interview. “I was hated nationally and it was not easy. I always thought I was a good person and then I started to believe otherwise.”Speaking to India Today, Rahul said he stayed home in the days after the talk show row but admitted he is now a calmer person and more matured.”I couldn’t come out of home for I was not ready. Only played play station and all. I have become calmer and more mature as a result. It has taught me a lot and may be I have emerged stronger also,” he said.advertisementAlso Read | MS Dhoni, Chris Gayle feature in KL Rahul’s favourite list of fastest IPL fiftiesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 Tags :Follow KL RahulFollow Koffee With KaranFollow IPL 2019Follow KXIPFollow Kings XI Punjab Started to doubt myself after Koffee with Karan row, I was hated nationally: KL RahulKL Rahul said he always thought he was a good person but he started to doubt himself as a person after the Koffee with Karan controversy erupted.advertisementlast_img read more

Province Police Launch Operation Christmas

first_imgThe province is joining with police to make Nova Scotia roads safer for travelers this holiday season. Law enforcement agencies across the province are teaming up today, Nov. 23, in New Glasgow to launch Operation Christmas. The annual campaign is aimed at reducing impaired driving and encouraging motorists to practice safe winter driving. To signify the start of Operation Christmas, checkpoints targeting impaired drivers will be set up throughout New Glasgow. There will be an increased number of checkpoints across the province throughout the holiday season. “I have said it many times before, there is zero tolerance for impaired drivers in Nova Scotia,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. “Everyone has a role to play to ensure those who drink don’t drive. By planning ahead to get home safely and making sure others do the same, lives will be saved.” Impaired driving is one of the leading causes of preventable death and serious injuries on Nova Scotia’s roads. In 2011, 19 Nova Scotians died in alcohol-related automobile collisions. “Mothers Against Drunk Driving appreciates the opportunity to participate with law enforcement, responders and other highway safety partners as part of Operation Christmas,” said Susan MacAskill, MADD Atlantic regional manager. “Today’s provincial launch means police will conduct an increased number of sobriety checks in their own communities over the holidays. We are asking motorists to exercise responsible choices and drive safe and sober.’ New Glasgow Regional Police Service is partnering with Pictou County RCMP, Stellarton Police Service and Westville Police Service to host Operation Christmas 2012. “Operation Christmas is a shared responsibility between law enforcement and the community to eliminate all injuries and deaths due to impaired driving during the holiday season,” said New Glasgow Regional Police Service Chief Delaney Chisholm. “Operation Christmas is a great opportunity for road safety partners to remind motorists about the importance of planning ahead to ensure everyone gets home safely.” The Criminal Code makes it illegal to drive with a blood-alcohol level above .08. Nova Scotia imposes administrative penalties, including a minimum seven-day licence suspension, for motorists who are driving with a blood-alcohol content of .05 to .08. With winter only weeks away, Nova Scotia motorists are also reminded to prepare for winter driving conditions. “Canadian Tire welcomes the opportunity to be part of an important program like Operation Christmas,” said Tom Mara, associate dealer of New Glasgow Canadian Tire. “With the holiday season upon us and winter weather just around the corner, it is imperative the we prepare our vehicles for safe winter travel. Snow tires and preventative maintenance items such as battery testing, wiper blade replacement and stocking the car with emergency roadside kits will ensure we all arrive at our destination safely.”last_img read more