KL Rahul (Cricketer)
KL Rahul (born 18 April 1992) is an Indian international cricketer. He is now the vice-captain of the Indian test cricket squad. And who is playing cricket for India team since last 2010. He bats right-handed and occasionally keeps wickets. In domestic cricket, he represents Karnataka, and in the Indian Premier League, he leads the Lucknow Super Giants. In his second Test game after making his international debut in 2014, he recorded his first Test century. He was the third Indian cricketer to make a century in all three international cricket forms and the first Indian to do so on his men’s one-day international debut. He made his test team debut in January 2022 as a standing captain. In December 2022, after Rohit Sharma suffered an injury, he was also selected captain of the Indian test team travelling to Bangladesh.
Kannanur Lokesh Rahul was born on 18 April 1992 in Bangalore, Karnataka, Apart from Rahul, his sister named Bhavna and parents live in his house. Mother’s name is Rajeshwari and Father’s name is Dr. Kan Lokesh. Lokesh who is a professor and former director of National Institute of Technology Karnataka. And Rahul’s mother Rajeshwari who is a professor at Mangalore University. Rahul’s father, who was a big fan of Sunil Gavaskar, wanted to name his son after him. But mistakenly named Rohan Gavaskar as Rahul. Rahul’s childhood life was spent inside Mangalore and completed his high school from NITK English Medium School. As well as Completed his Pre-University from St. Aloysius College. Rahul started playing cricket at the age of 10, And two years later he started playing for the Bangalore United Club in Mangalore. After that, when Rahul turned 18, he moved to Bangalore to pursue his cricket career and study at Jain University.
Due to having a long relationship and dating continuously for 3 years, he married Indian actress Athiya Shetty in 23 January 2023.
Kannanur Lokesh Rahul
|18 April 1992Bangalore, Karnataka
|Dr. K. N. Lokesh, Rajeshwari Lokesh
|5 feet 11 inches
|76 KG Approx.
|St. Aloysius College
Career National and international
In the 2010–11 period, Rahul made his first-class cricket debut for Karnataka. In the same year, he competed for his nation in the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, totaling 143 runs in the tournament. For Royal Challengers Bangalore, he made his Indian Premier League debut in 2013. He was the second-highest scorer in the domestic league in 2013–14 with 1,033 runs in first-class cricket. playing for South Zone vs Central Zone in the 2014–15 Duleep Trophy final, Rahul scored 130 runs in the second inning on 152 balls after scoring 185 runs in the first 233 balls. Following his selection to the Indian Test squad for the Australian tour, he was given the game’s player of the match award.
Rahul became Karnataka’s first triple-centurion upon his return from the Test series, batting 337 against Uttar Pradesh. He went on to hit 188 against Tamil Nadu in the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy, and he concluded the campaign with a 93.11 season average across the nine games he played.
In the 2014 Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rahul made his Test debut. He took the position of Rohit Sharma, and MS Dhoni gave him his Test cap. In the first innings, he batted at number six and scored three runs; in the second, he batted at number three and scored just one run, but he still kept his spot for the following Test at Sydney, where he began the innings with Murali Vijay and scored 110 runs, his first international hundred.
He was a member of the 15-man squad for the June 2015 Indian tour to Bangladesh but withdrew cos of dengue fever. After Murali Vijay was forced to withdraw due to injury for the first Test of the Sri Lankan tour, he was reinserted into the lineup. He recorded his second Test century and was named Man of the Match. He took over as wicketkeeper during the game when Wriddhiman Saha was hurt.