Call him gen-next player or the cricket star-in-making, (KL Rahul) Kannur Lokesh Rahul is a right-hand batsman and an occasional wicket-keeper.
He made his debut in the Cricket world with the Team India Under-19 World Cup squad in 2010.
The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-fan was born on April 18, 1992 in Karnataka. He is now making news with his performances in the international cricket matches.
Brief Details about KL Rahul | Bio | Wiki | IPL
Name: KL Rahul or Kannur Lokesh Rahul
Date of Birth: April 18, 1992
KL Rahul Height: 180 cm/ 5 feet 11 inches
Jersey No.: #1, 11
Favourite Shot: Cover Drive
Mentor and Idols: Rahul Dravid and M.S. Dhoni
Hobbies: Tattoos, Listening music and Playing Tennis
Favourite Cricketers: Virat Kohli and Rahul Dravid
Place of Birth and Hometown: Mangalore, Karnataka
School: NITK English Medium School
College: Sri Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain College
Father’s Name: KN Lokesh, Dean
Mother’s Name: Rajeshwari, Professor
Siblings: One younger sister – Bhavna
Achievements of Kannur Lokesh Rahul
- KL Rahul has set the world record for being the only opener in both Test and ODI to score a century in first innings.
- In 2010, he played for Indian team in ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
- KL Rahul became the first triple centurion for Karnataka in first-class cricket.
- In the nine matches of Ranji Trophy, from 2014-15, his run rate was at 93.11.
- He became the first Indian opener cricketer to score a century in West Indies.
- He became the first Indian cricketer to score a century in his first ODI.
- KL Rahul, has slammed six 50s in seven innings in the India vs Australia series of 2017.
- Next to Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul became the second fastest baller in Indian Cricket Team.
- In 2018, Kings XI Punjab bought him at the whopping sum of Rs. 11 crore.
Early Life , Family | Education – Kannur Lokesh Rahul | KL Rahul
Kannur Lokesh Rahul ( KL Rahul ), has slammed six 50s in seven innings in the India vs Australia series of 2017.
Lokesh Rahul was born to K.N. Lokesh and Rajeshwari in Mangalore, Karnataka.
Both his parents are professors; Rahul’s father K.N. Lokesh is a professor at the National Institue of Technology in Karnataka and his mother Rajeshwari is a professor in history at Mangalore University.
K.N. Lokesh has always been supporter of Indian cricket, and a fan of Sunil Gavaskar.
When his son was born, he mistook the name of Rohan Gavaskar (Sunil Gavaskar’s son) as Rahul and, thus, named his son Kannur Lokesh Rahul.
KL Rahul has studied from NITK English Medium School, Surathkal.
While at school, when he was 11-year-old, He started to play cricket.
At the age of 18, he qualified JEE (Main) with the rank 1726 and got admission at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar in Computer Science.
He joined the IIT Ropar cricket team. After showcasing an outstanding performance in cricket in IIT sport meet, he decided to quit the IIT to pursue his career in cricket.
Kannur Lokesh Rahul’s Cricket Career | T20 – IPL Career
KL Rahul made his state-level cricket debut with Karnataka Cricket Association, Bengaluru. In 2010, he played for Indian team in ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
KL Rahul became the first triple centurion for Karnataka in first-class cricket while playing against Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association.
He scored 337 runs of 448 balls and slammed 47 fours and four sixes in the match. In a match against Tamil Nadu Cricket Association, he scored 188 runs.
KL Rahul had played Ranji matches; in the nine matches of Ranji Trophy, from 2014-15, his run rate was at 93.11.
He replaced Rohit Sharma in the December 26, 2014, Boxing Day Test series, against Australia. This was the day when he made his debut in Team India in Melbourne.
He batted at number six and scored three runs in the first innings. In the second innings he played at number three and made one run. This did not deter KL’s will.
He went on to practice more.
Later, he scored 110 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground, making it his first maiden international century.
KL Rahul was selected in the India Squad 2016 in India vs West Indies for four-test series; he made 158 runs in Jamaica. KL Rahul became the first Indian opener cricketer to score a century in West Indies.
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Later in June 2016, while India played against Zimbabwe, KL Rahul scored a century. He became the first Indian cricketer to score a century in his first ODI.
A sport like Cricket is always unpredictable. It could be a day when your favorite sports person score high, and it could be a day when your favorite could duck out. The same happened with KL at Harare Cricket Stadium in India vs Zimbabwe.
In a very short span of his cricket career, Kannur Lokesh Rahul became the second fastest batsman to score a century in T20.
Ahmad Shahzad, the Pakistani cricketer, had scored centuries in 76 innings in all the three international cricket formats.
KL Rahul in T20
In T20 international, KL Rahul is the only Indian player who had scored century while batting at number four or less.
KL Rahul is a right-hand batsman and an efficient baller too. Next to Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul became the second fastest baller in Indian Cricket Team.
He has set the world record for being the only opener in both Test and ODI to score a century in first innings.
Kannur Lokesh Rahul – KL Rahul in IPL
Kannur Lokesh Rahul is associated with Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2013.
He played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013.
Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him the next year i.e., in 2014, for Rs 1 crore at the IPL player auction.
In 2016, he returned to the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
He skipped the IPL season 2017 due to shoulder injury.
In 2018, Kings XI Punjab bought him at the whopping sum of Rs. 11 crore.
A versatile wicket-keeper batsman, we wish Lokesh more success in future.
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