The elegant and tall Indian cricketer, KL Rahul, is one of India’s most highly-rated opening batsmen. KL Rahul captains the Punjab Kings franchise in the Indian Premier League and also plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket. This right-handed batsman can even keep the wicket during a crisis. Rahul made a debut in international cricket in the year 2014 and scored his maiden Test century in the second Test match. He holds a record for being the first Indian cricketer to score a century in his ODI debut and the 3rd Indian player to score a century in all the 3 international cricket formats.
In 2010, Rahul joined the Indian squad for the Under-19 World Cup and had a first-class debut in the same season. It took a while for the player to finally establish himself as a top cricketer with a breakthrough in the 2013-2014 Ranji Trophy season. Rahul laid the foundation for Karnataka’s victory and bagged the Man of the Match title for his performance in the final. His spectacular performance garnered Sunrisers Hyderabad’s attention in the following IPL auction, where he was bought for INR 1 crore. Rahul’s performance as a batsman-wicket keeper has been steady, and his application and technique have impressed several big names associated with Indian cricket.
Rahul shares his name with his mentor Rahul Dravid and takes motivation from Dravid while playing on the crease. His unquestionable focus, resistance, and compact technique are what he has picked up from his mentor. KL Rahul has had his share of ups and downs in the different cricket formats, but it’s just a matter of time before he lives up to his full potential and challenges the cricket records. For the 2021 IPL edition, KL Rahul will be leading Punjab Kings as a captain, with all eyes on him to take the franchise at least till the playoffs.
KL Rahul’s Personal Details Table
|Full Name||Kannur Lokesh Rahul|
|Born||18 April 1992|
|Birth Place||Bangalore, Karnataka|
|Role||Opening Batsman, Wicket-Keeper|
|Batting Style||Right Handed|
|Bowling Style||Right-Arm Medium|
Batting Stats & Records
|ICC – T20||48||45||6||1557||110||39.92||1095||142.19||12||2||0||138||63|
|ICC – ODI||38||37||6||1509||112||48.68||1690||89.29||9||5||0||114||36|
|Team||Opposition||Ground||Date||Bat & Bowl|
|PBKS||vs Super Kings||Dubai||7 October||98*, 2c/0s|
|PBKS||vs RCB||Sharjah||3 October 2021||39, 1c/0s|
|PBKS||vs KKR||Dubai||1 October 2021||67|
|PBKS||vs Mumbai||Abu Dhabi||28 September 2021||21, 1c/0s|
|PBKS||vs Sunrisers||Sharjah||25 September 2021||21, 1c/0s|
|PBKS||vs Royals||Dubai||21 September 2021||49, 1c/0s|
|India||vs England||The Oval||2 September 2021||17, 46|
|India||vs England||Leeds||25 August 2021||0, 8|
|India||vs England||Lord’s||12 August 2021||129, 5|
|India||vs England||Nottingham||4 August 2021||84, 26|
Interesting Facts about KL Rahul
Born to a professor and former director of NITK, it’s as if Rahul was born for cricket. His interest in cricket developed at an early age, and at 18 he began his cricket career journey. In 2011, he played first-class cricket for Karnataka and represented India in ICC U19 World Cup. Rahul started his IPL journey as a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore and is currently the skipper for Punjab Kings. Here are some more fun facts about KL Rahul.
- KL Rahul holds a record for scoring the fastest fifty in IPL off just 14 balls.
- Rahul was the first batsman from Karnataka who scored a triple century during the Ranji Trophy.
- In 2016, he also made a record for being the first Indian batsman to score a century in his ODI debut. He also scored the fastest 100 in T20 in the same year.
- Rahul is also the only opening batsman to score a 100 in the first innings in Tests and ODIs.
- In 2017, he became the fastest batsman to score centuries in just 20 innings in all the 3 international cricket formats.
- He holds a record of scoring the fastest-ever fifty in the Indian Premier League and being the only batsman to reach 100 with a six in all the formats.
- KL Rahul broke Virat Kohli’s record in the 2020 bilateral T20 series to become the Indian batsman with the most runs.
How KL Rahul’s Stats will help you in Fantasy Cricket?
The right-handed batsman-wicket keeper proves his mettle through his runs and impressive stats. He has also performed well while keeping wickets during the limited-overs series against Australia and the New Zealand tour. He is a player you can consider including in your fantasy team while playing fantasy cricket on MPL. Find the latest updates on Rahul’s performance, statistics, recent form, and more to decide whether to include him in the team or not. KL Rahul is the skipper for Punjab Kings for the 2021 IPL season and has impressive records as a batsman. Enjoy all the matches played by KL Rahul by playing fantasy cricket on MPL Pro App and scoring points for his outstanding performance. At the end of the games, you can win some fantastic cash prizes depending on the players’ performance in your fantasy team. Just keep yourself updated with our Blogs