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before the start of the ODI series after their sexist remarks on the TV show sparked a huge controversy.The suspension was revoked a few days later.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

No language should be imposed let students choose Congress on mandatory Hindi

first_imgHyderabad: Senior Congress leader and former MLA Marri Shashidhar Reddy Monday welcomed the Centre’s decision to drop the provision of mandatory teaching of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states in the revised draft education policy. “No doubt that the three language policy has been enunciated long back. But, it was almost given up. Recalling the long anti-Hindi agitation that was witnessed particularly in Tamil Nadu, now, for that to find a place in 2019 in draft education policy, was something which was not necessary,” he said. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCThe knowledge of English gave a headstart to Indians in the IT sector, while the Chinese struggled to learn English, he said. If a student feels that a certain language would help him, he would choose it but no language should be imposed, he said. Organisations like the Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, which actively spread Hindi in the southern states, should be strengthened, Reddy, a former vice-chairman of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), said. The Centre on Monday dropped the contentious provision of mandatory teaching of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking states, as it issued a revised draft education policy amid outrage over its earlier suggestion. The DMK and other parties in Tamil Nadu had strongly opposed the three-language formula in the draft National Education Policy.last_img read more