IPL 2019: KL Rahul turned 26 and his birthday was celebrated by his close friends. Cricketers like Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Chris Gayle, and others were present at his birthday party. KXIP owner Preity Zinta was also present. Young Pant smeared cake on Rahul’s face just after he cut the cake. Rahul seemed to have enjoyed it as he also got picked for the Indian Cricket Team, a day earlier. Pant missed out but looked in high spirits during the party.

Here is the video where you can see Pant playing a joke on Rahul on his birthday.

Meanwhile, Hardik Pandya also graced the occasion and he made all the headlines. Pandya took to Instagram to post the picture with Hardik captioned. “Brothers for life !!!!! No matter what !!! Love u bro @rahulkl happy birthday. Let’s make it our year,” Hardik captioned the post.

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Brothers for life !!!!! No matter what !!! Love u bro @rahulkl happy birthday. Let’s make it our year

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Others like Krunal Pandya, Shreyas Iyer was also present. Meanwhile, both Rahul and Pandya have been selected in the 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019, scheduled to be played in England and Wales. Rahul has been picked as the back-up opener apart from regulars – Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. Whereas, Pandya will remain Team India’s best bet for the all-rounder’s role in seaming English conditions.

Meanwhile, KL Rahul has been in ominous form in the ongoing IPL. He already has a ton to his name.