KL Rahul Earlier Life:
KL Rahul was born on 18 April 1992 (age 26 Years) in Mangalore, India. His father, Lokesh is a Professor and his mother is a History Professor and he has a younger sister named Bhavna.
He went to NTK English Medium School, Surathkal for schooling and graduated from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bangalore. Rahul moved to Bangalore to join Jain University and pursue his cricket career.
Physical Appearance – KL Rahul height 1.80 m (5’11″ Feet) and Weight 75 kg. He has black color hair and a brown eye. He belongs to Hindu religion and Lingayat caste.
KL Rahul Career:
KL Rahul made his first-class debut for his state team, Karnataka in 2010. He also featured in U19 World Cup for India in the same year. With his consistent performances in the domestic circuit, KL Rahul earned an IPL contract with Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013.
He made his domestic comeback after a couple of years in 2012-13 and he smashed 1033 runs in the next season which was the second highest scorer of the tournament. While playing for South Zone in the Duleep Trophy 2014-15 against Central Zone, KL Rahul smashed 185 and 130 runs in the first and second innings respectively but his knock went in vain.
However, it helped him to receive a maiden international call-up for the Australia tour in 2014. He could score just 4 runs in his debut match but made a strong comeback in the very next Test and registered his maiden Test century at Sydney. Rahul made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2016 and scored a century to become the first Indian cricket to score a century on ODI debut.
He made his T20 International debut for India against Zimbabwe in 2016 and could only manage a duck. He took just 20 innings to score centuries in all three formats of the game. Rahul, who was with RCB in 2014, moved to Sunrisers Hyderabad and spent with them for two years before moving to his old franchise in 2016. Rahul, who missed the 2017 IPL season due to a shoulder injury, was bought by Kings XI Punjab for a whopping Rs. 11 crore.
Rahul played along with Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, AB De Villiers in IPL. He represents the Indian team in 2014 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. He also played along with Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and more.
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KL Rahul Facts:
- He made his IPL debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013.
- He made Test debut in 2014, ODI and T20I debut in 2016.
- Rahul also represented Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.
- He became the first cricketer to score triple-century for Karnataka when he smashed 337 off 448 balls against Uttar Pradesh.
- He goes to a temple every Thursday.
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