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before the start of the ODI series after their sexist remarks on the TV show sparked a huge controversy.The suspension was revoked a few days later.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

Algeria Expels Migrants to Niger in Deplorable Conditions RFI

Casablanca – Hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants and refugees have been sent to a camp in Tamanrasset in the process of being expelled from Algeria.Accounts from the site suggest they are being held in deplorable conditions.Algeria has recently begun deporting hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants and refugees towards Niger, going against the 1951 Refugee Convention as well as the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, both of which protect the rights of migrants and refugees. A camp in Tamanrasset, in the south of Algeria, currently houses several hundred migrants and refugees. Personal accounts from the camp site shared with RFI Afrique indicate inhumane treatment of the deportees.According to RFI, the people being held in the Tamanrasset camp were fed very poorly: One meal a day — “rice with two bottles of milk for 25 people. No milk.”“The police won’t let us outside. If we go out, they beat us. They’re treating us like dogs,” one migrant tells RFI.Authorities, says the same source, later let migrants and refugees leave as of December 8, while others were put in vehicles headed to Nigeria. “I’m going to spend the night outside and sell my phone to by a bus ticket [back to Alger]” one person told RFI.Sources close to the case added that Nigeria itself hadn’t agreed to receiving the migrants but to serve as a transit zone.Controversy surrounding Algeria’s expulsion of hundreds of migrants and refugees has made the rounds this week. On Friday, December 9, the Human Rights Watch issued a report demanding that Algeria halt the deportations and respect the 1951 Refugee Convention. read more