Kannanur Lokesh Rahul (born 18 April 1992), commonly known as KL Rahul, is an Indian cricketer. A top-order batsman and occasional wicket-keeper, he plays for India internationally, Karnataka in the domestic circuit and Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.
After appearing for India at the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, Rahul made his international debut against Australia in the 2014–15 Test series at Melbourne. In his second Test match at Sydney, he scored 110, his maiden Test century. He became the first Indian to score a century on One Day International debut, scoring 100* against Zimbabwe in 2016 at Harare Sports Club. He is only the third Indian batsman to score a century in all the three formats of International cricket. He is also the second-fastest batsman to score century in Twenty20, and the second-fastest Indian in all the formats, to score a century (100 for 46 balls), scoring 110* for 51 balls against West Indies on 27 August 2016 which is the second to highest score by an Indian in T20 internationals, after Rohit Sharma’s knock of 118. Rahul is the only batsman to reach the score of 100 with a boundary on his maiden centuries in all the three formats of international cricket. He holds the record for the fastest 50 in the history of IPL off 14 balls against Delhi Daredevils.
Rahul was born on 18 April 1992 to K. N. Lokesh and Rajeshwari in Mangalore, where he grew up. His father Lokesh is a professor and former director at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka in Surathkal, Mangalore, and Rajeshwari is a professor at Mangalore University. Lokesh, who was a fan of the cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, wanted to name his son after Gavaskar’s but mistook Rohan Gavaskar’s name to be Rahul.
According to Lokesh, M.Rahul started playing cricket at the age of 11. At age 18 he moved to Bangalore to study in Jain University and pursue his cricket career.
On 11 January 2019, Hardik Pandya and K. L. Rahul were suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) following controversial comments they made on the Indian talk show Koffee with Karan earlier in the month.”Aaj karke aya main”. They were both sent home ahead of the ODI series against Australia and the fixtures of India’s tour to New Zealand. On 24 January 2019, after lifting the suspension on Pandya and Rahul, the BCCI announced that Rahul would re-join the squad for India A matches.
Indian Premier League
Rahul was a part of the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore as a wicket-keeper batsman in 2013. In 2014, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for ₹1 crore at the auction. In the 2016 season, he returned to the Royal Challengers Bangalore. He finished the season as the 11th highest run-scorer, and RCB’s third, with 397 runs from 14 matches. Rahul missed the 2017 season due to a shoulder injury.
In the 2018 IPL Auction, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for ₹11 crore, the joint-third highest price for that year. In the first match for Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL season, Rahul registered the fastest 50 (off 14 balls) ever in the history of IPL breaking the record which was previously held by Sunil Narine, who reached the milestone in 15 balls. In season 11 he had three 90+ scores.
K L Rahul Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth
|Real Name||Kannur Lokesh Rahul|
|Profession||Indian Cricketer (Batsman, Wicket-keeper)|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||5’ 11” (180 cm)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lbs)|
|Body Measurements||40-32-13Chest Size – 40 Inches|
Waist Size – 32 Inches
Biceps Size – 13 Inches
Body Shape – Hourglass
Shoe Size- 10 (US)
|International Debut||Test- 26 December 2014 against Australia at Melbourne|
ODI- 11 June 2016 against Zimbabwe at Harare
T20- 18 June 2016 against Zimbabwe at Harare
|Coach/Mentor||Samuel Jayaraj, GK Anil Kumar and Somsekhar Shiraguppi|
|Jersey Number||#1, 11 (India)|
#1, 11 (Domestic)
|Domestic/State Team||Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban), Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Nature on field||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against||Pakistan and Australia|
|Favourite Shot||Cover drive|
|Records||* 2nd ever cricket player from Mangalore to play for Indian Test team, after Budhi Kunderan.|
* In 2018, he smashed the fastest-ever IPL fifty (in 14 balls).
|Career Turning Point||Performance in the 2014-15 domestic season, where he scored 1033 runs.|
|Date of Birth||18 April 1992|
|Age (2019)||27 Years|
|Birth Place||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Hometown||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|School||NITK English Medium School, Surathkal|
|College||Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bengaluru|
|Educational Qualifications||Bachelor of Commerce|
|Family||Father- KN Lokesh (Dean)|
Mother- Rajeshwari (Professor)
Sister- Bhavna (Younger)
|Hobbies||Having tattoos, playing tennis and listening music|
|Net Worth||Rs.12 Crores|
|Favourite Cricketer||Batsman: Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli|
Bowler: Dale Steyn
|Favourite Food||Japanese food, sea food and dosa|
|Favourite Musician||Linkin Park|
|Girls, Family & More|
|Girlfriend||Elixir Nahar (Model)|