Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

After facing severe backlash for insulting Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) skipper KL Rahul in front of the fans and camera, franchise owner Sanjiv Goenka seems to be into damage control mode.

As per reports, Goenka recently hosted Rahul for dinner at his Delhi home. Rahul and Goenka also exchanged hugs during their recent meeting.

Notably, Goenka had slammed the star wicketkeeper-batsman following LSG’s defeat against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in front of everyone. Goenka was slammed by former players and fans for his shocking behaviour.

However, LSG assistant coach Lance Klusener had played down the incident by saying that ‘it’s not a big thing’.

“There’s nothing wrong with two cricket followers having a heated exchange. It’s a storm in a teacup for us. It’s not a huge deal,” Klusener had said.

Moreover, there were reports of Rahul leaving LSG captaincy. However, he led the team against the Delhi Capitals.

In response to the unsavoury incident, Rahul’s wife and actor Athiya Shetty recently posted a cryptic remark on her Instagram page after her husband’s heated discussion with Goenka.

Athiya’s post read, “the calm after the storm”.