Athiya Shetty & KL Rahul make their Relationship Public

Cricketer KL Rahul wished actress Athiya Shetty a happy birthday, seemingly making their relationship public.

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“Happy birthday bhabhi Ji.”

As Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty celebrated her 29th birthday on November 5, 2021, her rumoured boyfriend shared a post on Instagram.

Cricketer KL Rahul took to Instagram to make their relationship official.

He posted a coloured and monochrome picture in which Athiya and Rahul can be seen smiling and goofing around.

In the caption, KL Rahul wrote:

“Happy birthday my (heart emoji) @athiyashetty,”

Athiya responded to the post by leaving a white heart and earth emoji in the comments.

The post was shared with the cricketer’s 11.1 million followers and it has since amassed over two million likes.

The Hero actress has often made headlines for her rumoured relationship with the Indian cricketer.

Until now, the couple had remained tight-lipped about their alleged relationship.

However, pictures from their recent trip to London reignited the rumours.

KL Rahul had also listed Athiya as his partner before leaving for the World Test Championship Final in England in June 2021 and had commented the same to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

A source previously revealed:

“The couple left India together for England for the World Test Championship last month.

“Before leaving, the logistics department had asked all players for names of people travelling with each of them.

“The players were supposed to give the names of whether they would be travelling with wives or partners, for which KL Rahul listed Athiya Shetty as his partner.

“She travelled in the same bubble and stayed in Southhampton with the team.”

KL Rahul’s birthday post for Athiya caught the attention of several celebrities, friends and fans.

It also garnered a reaction from Athiya’s father Suniel Shetty.

Suniel and Athiya’s brother Ahan Shetty reacted to the post with heart emojis.

Anushka Sharma, Saiyami Kher, Sania Mirza, Hardik Pandya and Pikanter Keer also left several heart emojis in the comments.

Cricketer Rohit Sharma’s wife commented:

“Aaawww. I wish there was a banana chip emoji.”

Kings XI cricketer Mandeep Singh commented:

“Happy birthday bhabhi Ji.”

KL Rahul is currently in the UAE for the T20 Cricket World Cup.

He, along with Hardik Pandya and Rohit Sharma, is a part of the Indian cricket team led by Virat Kohli.

Virat’s wife, actress Anushka Sharma is also in UAE along with their daughter.

On the work front, Athiya was last seen in Motichoor Chaknachoor alongside Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

The film received mixed reviews and the actress is yet to announce her next project.

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