KL Rahul’s full name is Kannur Lokesh Rahul. He is an Indian international cricketer, who plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket and is a captain of Kings XI Punjab/Punjab Kings in the Indian T20 Premier League .
The star cricketer was born in Mangalore on 18th April 1992. His current age is 30 years old and height is 1.8 m ( 5ft 11 inches; 180 cm) long. KL Rahul completed his high school at NITK English Medium School and pre-university at St. Aloysius College. He started his cricket training at the age of 10, and after two years, he began playing matches for Bangalore United Cricket Club as well as for Club in Mangalore.
When he turned 18, Rahul went to Bangalore to study at Jain University, and after that, he pursued his cricket career.
KL Rahul Profile
|KL Rahul Full Name||Kannur Lokesh Rahul|
|Age and Date of Birth||30 years (in 2022), 18 April 1992|
|Height||180 cm; 1.8 m; 5ft 11 inch|
|Birth Place||Mangalore, Karnataka, India|
|Jersey Number||#1, 11 (India)|
|International Debut||26 December 2014 against Australia at Melbourne|
|ODI Debut||11 June 2016 against Zimbabwe at Harare|
|T20 Debut||18 June 2016 against Zimbabwe at Harare|
|Teams||Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban), India Under-19s, India Under-23s, Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Kings XI Punjab, Lucknow Super Giants, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Mother’s Name||Rajeshwari (History Professor)|
|Father’s Name||KN Lokesh (Dean)|
|Net Worth||Rs. 75 Crore India|
KL Rahul Family Details
KL Rahul was born on 18 April, 1992 in Bangalore, Karnataka. His family consists of his father KN Lokesh, mother Rajeshwari and sister Bhavna. While his father is a professor in the Civil Engineering department and the former director at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), his mother Rajeshwari was a professor at Mangalore University. Moreover, he is rumoured to marry his long-time girlfriend Athiya Shetty, a Bollywood actress.
KL Rahul's Indian T20 Premier League Journey
KL Rahul made his IPL debut with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as a wicket-keeper batsman in the 2013 competition. In 2014, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 1 Crore, but he returned to RCB in the 2016 Indian T20 Premier League season and finished the season by scoring 397 runs from 14 matches.
For this outstanding performance in the 2016 Indian T20 Premier League season, he was named as wicket-keeper in the Cricinfo and Cricbuzz Indian T20 Premier League XI. However, he missed the 2017 Indian T20 Premier League season due to a shoulder injury. His stellar performance depicts his tremendous potential for cricket.
In the 2018 Indian T20 Premier League auction, Rahul was taken by Kings XI Punjab for INR 11 Crores. In the first match of that season, he scored the fastest 50 in the Indian T20 Premier League history by just taking 14 balls to reach the milestone and broke the record of Sunil Narine .
After scoring 90+ three times back to back in 2018, he got his maiden Indian T20 Premier League century in 2019, by scoring 100 not out from 64 against Mumbai Indians. KL Rahul was named captain for Kings XI Punjab for the 2020 Indian T20 Premier League.
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KL Rahul’s Domestic Career
Lokesh Rahul enthusiastically made his first-class cricket debut in the 2010–11 season for Karnataka. And in the same season, he did represent his country at the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, securing a total of 143 runs in the competition. KL Rahul even made his debut in the Indian Premier League(Indian T20 Premier League) in 2013 for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
At the time of 2013-14 domestic season, he secured 1,033 first-class runs and was the second-highest scorer of that season. KL Rahul scored 185 runs off 233 balls in the first innings, and 130 runs off 152 in the second innings while playing for the South Zone in the finals of the 2014–2015 Duleep Trophy against Central Zone.
He was named the player of the match and selection to the Indian Test team followed for the Australian tour. On returning to home after the Test series, Rahul became Karnataka's first triple-centurion, scoring 337 runs against Uttar Pradesh (UP).
He went on to secure 188 runs in the 2014–2015 Ranji Trophy finals against Tamil Nadu and completed the season with an average of 93.11 in the 9 matches he played. KL Rahul made his first Indian Premier League (Indian T20 Premier League) debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
He was a wicket-keeper batsman during the 2013 game. In the 2014 Indian T20 Premier League, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 1 crore before returning to RCB ahead of the 2016 Indian T20 Premier League season.
KL Rahul’s International Career
KL Rahul made his Test debut in the year 2014 Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He then replaced Rohit Sharma and was also well presented with his Test cap by MS Dhoni.
Rahul batted at number 6 and made three runs in the first innings, but in the second innings of the match, he played at number 3 and made only one run. However, he kept his place for the next test match in Sydney where he was the opener of the innings with Murali Vijay and secured 110 runs, his maiden international hundred.
KL Rahul was one of the players of the 15-man squad for the Indian tournament at Bangladesh in June 2015, but he had to withdraw due to Dengue fever.
He came back to the side for the first Test of the Sri Lankan tour after Murali Vijay was settled out due to injury, securing his second Test century and being titled as the player of the match. While going off the game, he kept wicket after Wriddhiman Saha was injured.
KL Rahul was then named in the team to tour Zimbabwe in 2016 and made his first One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, securing a century on his debut, he was the first Indian cricketer to do so on the debut.
Then, KL made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut later in the same tour. Later in Dec 2019, in the very first T20I match against the West Indies , he scored his 1,000th run in T20I cricket. And that was the defining moment that made him and the country feel proud.
KL Rahul FAQ
What is the height of KL Rahul?
KL Rahul’s height is 180 cm. His height is 5ft 11 inches and 1.8 m, when converted to more formal metric units.
What is the current age of KL Rahul?
KL Rahul is currently 30 yrs old. He was born on 18 April, 1992 in Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
Is KL Rahul a wicket keeper?
Yes, KL Rahul also plays as a wicketkeeper. While he has scored a total of 763 runs in 17 matches as a designated wicketkeeper for Indian Cricket Team, he has scored 5714 runs in 143 matches while playing as normal fielder for the Men in Blue.
Is KL Rahul married?
No, KL Rahul is not married currently. However, he is rumoured to get married soon to his girlfriend, bollywood actress Athiya Shetty.
Is KL Rahul an engineer?
No, KL Rahul is not an engineer. He completed his high school education from NITK English Medium School and attended St. Aloysius College for his pre-university studies. In 2019, during his appearance as a guest on a popular show Koffee With Karan, he revealed that his mother was quite unhappy about his choice of career as both his parents are professors and his sister is an engineer.
What is the name of KL Rahul GirlFriend?
Kl Rahul’s girlfriend's name is Athiya Shetty. She is a Bollywood actress and the daughter of a veteran Bollywood actor Sunil Shetty.
Is KL Rahul a RBI employee?
Yes, KL Rahul is an RBI employee. He works as an assistant manager in the Reserve Bank of India during the off season.
What is KL Rahul’s qualification?
KL Rahul has completed his pre-university education (senior secondary education). He completed his high school from NITK English Medium School and pre-university from St. Aloysius College.