Will Team India Support Argentina Or France? KL Rahul’s Response Brings House Down

Chattogram: KL Rahul was in good spirits after Team India thrashed Bangladesh by 188 runs in the first Test here on Sunday.

After the routine cricket-related questions at the post-match press conference, India’s stand-in captain was, almost inevitably, asked about this evening’s FIFA World Cup final.

Are the Indian players backing Lionel Messi’s Argentina of Kylian Mbappe-spearheaded France to lift the glittering World Cup trophy at Doha’s Lusail Stadium?

The India opener’s reply left the entire media room in splits.

“Whichever team we were supporting are all already out (of the World Cup),” Rahul said with a smile on his face.

“There were some Brazil fans, there were a few England fans. So, I don’t really know who is an Argentina or France supporter.. We’ll just enjoy the game. We’ll watch the game together, and we’ll have a good meal,” he said.

“Five days after a game (of Test cricket) is really tiring, so we will enjoy tonight, watch the game. It’s the final of the World Cup, we all love football. Most of you have seen we’re always playing football for warmups, even back in the room,” Rahul revealed.

“FIFA (World Cup) was big early on but the boys have relaxed a bit, there are other priorities, so it’ll be interesting to watch the game today. We will be divided a little bit, that’s what makes watching sports fun,” Rahul said.

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