Athiya posted a string of pictures with Rahul on Instagram. In the images, the two are seen making goofy expressions as they pose for mirror selfies.
Rahul, who himself made 91 off 50 deliveries, breathed a sigh of relief after Sanju's 119 failed to get Rajasthan Royals past the finish line against Punjab Kings.
Four out of the eight teams in IPL 2021 have opted for a stumper-captain.
The Indian batting coach has backed the struggling opener to come good.
Rahul looks rusty to say the least. Prior to the ongoing India-England T20I series, the right-hander last played a competitive match against Australia in the third T20I at Sydney on December 8, 2020.
The versatile batsman owes his new role to the fickle form of Rishabh Pant, who was seen as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's natural successor behind the stumps.
Glenn Maxwell and Sheldon Cottrell are likely to be released ahead of the 2021 edition, according to a team source.
The selectors have been silent about the mystery concerning Rohit Sharma who does not find a place in any of the team.
Kings XI Punjab failed to seal a place in the play-offs after losing to Chennai Super Kings.
The former Indian captain slammed cricketer-turned-commentator Manjrekar for questioning K L Rahul's selection in India's Test squad for the upcoming Australia tour.