K.L Rahul : Quick Facts
|Full Name||Kannur Lokesh Rahul|
|Date of Birth||18 April 1992|
|Birth Place||Mangalore, India|
|ODI debut||11 June 2016 v Zimbabwe|
|Test debut||26 December 2014 v Australia|
|T20I debut||18 June 2016 v Zimbabwe|
|Career Batting Stats||Right-Handed Batsman|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
KL Rahul Quick Bio
KL Rahul, is an Indian international cricketer (ICC) who plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket and in 2020 he is captains of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. He is a right-handed opener batsman and a wicket-keeper.
Rahul comes international cricket in 2014 and scored his second Test match in maiden Test century . He became the first Indian to score a century on One Day International debut, and became the third Indian to score a century in all three formats of international cricket. now you know how big player is he.
K.L Rahul Early Life
Rahul was born on 18th April 1992. His father Lokesh is a professor and former director at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) in the city and his mother Rajeshwari is a professor at Mangalore University. Lokesh, who was a big fan of Sunil Gavaskar, who is Indian batsman , Lokesh wanted to name his son after Gavaskar’s sir name, but mistook Rohan Gavaskar’s name as Rahul.
Rahul’s childhood spent in Mangalore, Primary Schooling completed in NITK English Medium School and pre-university at St. Aloysius College. He started cricket training at the 10th Year, and, two years later, he started playing matches for both Bangalore United Cricket Club and his club in Mangalore. At age 18 he moved to Bangalore to study at Jain University and pursue his cricket career.
Indian Premier League (IPL)
Rahul made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as a wicket-keeper batsman during the 2013 competition. Ahead of the 2014 IPL, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 1 crore, before returning to RCB ahead of the 2016 IPL season. He finished the season as the 11th highest run-scorer, and RCB’s third, with 397 runs from 14 matches. For his performances in the 2016 IPL season, he was named as wicket keeper in the Cricinfo and Cricbuzz IPL XI. Rahul missed the 2017 season due to a shoulder injury.
KL Rahul 3rd Highest Price Player in 2018 IPL Auction
In the 2018 IPL Auction, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for INR 11 crore, the joint-third highest price. In the team’s first match of the season he scored the fastest 50 in IPL history, taking 14 balls to reach the milestone and breaking the record of Sunil Narine. For his performances in the 2018 IPL season, he was named in the Cricinfo and Cricbuzz IPL XI. After making scores of 90+ three times during 2018, he reached his maiden IPL century in 2019, scoring 100 not out from 64 against Mumbai Indians. For his performances in the 2019 IPL season, he was named in the Cricinfo IPL XI.
Kings XI Punjab Caption KL Rahul
Rahul was named captain of the Kings XI Punjab for the 2020 IPL, after former captain Ravichandran Ashwin was traded to Delhi Capitals.
In the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 24 September 2020, he scored an unbeaten 132 off just 69 balls. With that century, he broke the record of the most runs scored by an Indian batsman in an IPL match. He also broke the record of the most runs scored by a captain in an IPL match. KL Rahul who continues performing good runs in 2020 he is orange cap holder.
|International Debut||Test- 26 December 2014 against Australia at MelbourneODI- 11 June 2016 against Zimbabwe at HarareT20- 18 June 2016 against Zimbabwe at Harare|
|Coach/Mentor||Samuel Jayaraj, GK Anil Kumar, Somsekhar Shiraguppi, Devdas Nayak|
|Jersey Number||#1, 11 (India)#1, 11 (Domestic)|
|Domestic/State Teams||Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban), Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Records (main ones)||The 2nd ever cricket player from Mangalore to play for Indian Test team, after Budhi Kunderan.The 1st ever Karnataka batsman to hit a score a triple century in first-class cricket (337 runs) against Uttar Pradesh in 2014-15 Ranji Trophy season.The 1st Indian to score an ODI hundred on debut, against Zimbabwe in 2016.In 2017, he became the 1st Indian and 6th overall cricketer to score 7 consecutive Test fifties.The 1st Indian and 10th overall cricketer to be dismissed by hit-wicket in the T20 internationalsIn 2018, he smashed the fastest-ever IPL fifty (in 14 balls) against ‘Delhi Daredevils’ at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.|
|Career Turning Point||When he scored 185 and 130 for South Zone in the 2014-15 Duleep Trophy final against Central Zone in Delhi, after which he was included in the Test series against Australia.|
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