KL Rahul, Kings XI Punjab’s batsman had an eventful 26th birthday two days back. Every player seemed to have their own unique way of wishing the player. Some took to Twitter, others posted funny videos but Gayle stole the show in inventing a unique way to wish Rahul. He became the cake for KL Rahul! Yes, this is no grammatical error. He did ‘become’ the cake!
Rahul’s birthday was celebrated in style. And the showstopper of course was the surprise cake on the day, in the form of his opening partner Chris Gayle. Yes, the West Indies batsman himself presented as the cake. Here’s how:
Chris Gayle the cake, was surrounded by fruits all around with his quintessential smile acting as “icing on the cake”. The celebrations on Thursday took place inside the KXIP dressing room. Most players, including Yuvraj Singh were heard having a good laugh at Gayle’s innovation.
What response did this innovative idea elicit? KL Rahul was visibly surprised at this “special cake” and thoroughly soaked in the spirit of the moment. Needless to say, it was Gayle who seemed to be in the exact fun-mode while also basking in all the attention. His million dollar smile could hardly prove otherwise.
Virender Sehwag wished Rahul in his own unique style. He tweeted birthday wishes for the player and even gave him a new name. See what he referred the young player as:
Happy Birthday Kadak Ladke Rahul! May you keep smashing them!
He referred to KL Rahul as “Kadak Ladke Rahul”. This clearly shows the affection with which Sehwag appreciated and motivated the young player on his special day. Shikhar Dhawan added another twist to the wishes being sent to the player: he wished Rahul by uploading a hilarious video on Twitter and sending across birthday wishes. Hardik Pandya’s birthday wishes on twitter for Rahul clearly spells the bonhomie between the two players. He wrote:
To my brother from another mother. Yo boy keep laughing at my jokes alright? Have fun
As we notice the KXIP dressing room, abuzz with birthday celebrations and wishes, FabFit wishes the young player best in career ahead!