70 Facts About KL Rahul


Kannaur Lokesh KL Rahul was born on 18 April 1992 and is an Indian cricketer who currently is the vice-captain of the India national team in all formats.

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KL Rahul is the current captain of Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League.

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KL Rahul captained the T20I team for a match as a stand-in captain in the Asia Cup 2022.

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KL Rahul made his international debut in 2014 and scored his maiden Test century in his second Test match.

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KL Rahul was the first Indian to score a century on men's One Day International debut, and the third Indian cricketer to score a century in all three formats of international cricket.

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KL Rahul was born on 18 April 1992 to KN Lokesh and Rajeshwari in Bangalore.

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KL Rahul's father Lokesh, who was born in Kananur, Magadi taluk, is a professor and former director at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka in Mangalore.

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KL Rahul's mother Rajeshwari is a professor at Mangalore University.

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KL Rahul grew up in Mangalore, completing his high school at NITK English Medium School and pre-university at St Aloysius College.

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KL Rahul started cricket training at the age of 10, and, two years later, started playing matches for both Bangalore United Cricket Club and his club in Mangalore.

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KL Rahul made his debut in the Indian Premier League in 2013, for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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KL Rahul was named the player of the match and selection to the Indian Test squad for the Australian tour followed.

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KL Rahul made his Test debut in the 2014 Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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KL Rahul replaced Rohit Sharma and was presented with his Test cap by MS Dhoni.

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KL Rahul batted at number six and made three runs in the first innings; in the second innings, he played at number 3 and made only 1 run but retained his place for the next Test at Sydney where he opened the innings with Murali Vijay and made 110 runs, his maiden international hundred.

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KL Rahul was part of the 15-man squad for the Indian tour of Bangladesh in June 2015 but withdrew due to Dengue fever.

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KL Rahul returned to the side for the first Test of the Sri Lankan tour after Murali Vijay was ruled out due to injury, scoring his second Test century and winning the Man of the Match award.

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KL Rahul was named in the squad to tour Zimbabwe in 2016 and made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club and scored unbeaten 100* on debut.

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KL Rahul was adjudged the man of the series on his debut ODI.

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KL Rahul was picked in the Indian squad for the tour of West Indies in 2016.

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KL Rahul played in the second Test at Jamaica and scored a strokeful 158, his highest Test score then.

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KL Rahul set the world record for being the only player to score hundred in first innings as opener in both Tests and ODIs.

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KL Rahul set the record for the fastest batsman to have scored centuries in all three formats in just 20 innings surpassing the record of Ahmed Shehzad who took 76 innings.

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KL Rahul is the first player in T20I history to score a century while batting at number 4 position or lower.

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On 3 July 2018, KL Rahul smashed his second T20 International ton against England.

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KL Rahul is the first Indian batsman to be dismissed hit- wicket in T20Is.

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KL Rahul were suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India following controversial comments they made on the Indian talk show Koffee with Karan earlier in the month.

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KL Rahul played at number 4 in the first 2 games but got back to opening the innings alongside Rohit Sharma as Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the rest of the tournament due to injury.

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KL Rahul scored 91 in the third T20I for which he was adjudged the Man of the match.

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KL Rahul scored his 3rd ODI century in the 2nd ODI against West Indies.

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In January 2020, KL Rahul made 80 batting at number five in the second ODI against Australia and was rewarded as the man of the match.

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KL Rahul was the stand in captain in the 5th T20I after Rohit Sharma suffered a hamstring injury during the 1st innings.

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In October 2020, KL Rahul was named as India's vice captain for the ODI and T20I series against Australia.

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KL Rahul had a moderate ODI and T20I series against Australia.

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KL Rahul made 77 against Australia in the second ODI and 51 in the first T20I.

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KL Rahul was included in the test squad for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy but was not picked in the playing XI for the first two Tests.

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KL Rahul injured himself during practice and was ruled out of the remaining part of the tour.

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KL Rahul returned to the national side for the T20I and ODI series against England.

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KL Rahul returned to form in the ODI series scoring a match-winning 62* and was involved in a 100-run partnership with debutant Krunal Pandya who scored a fifty.

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KL Rahul continued his form by scoring 108 runs in the second ODI and was involved in another 100-run partnership with Rishabh Pant.

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KL Rahul was named in India's test squad for their tour of England in 2021.

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KL Rahul went on to score a ton i e, 129 at Lords and was awarded as the man of the match in the second test.

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KL Rahul scored 315 runs in eight innings of four matches played and was the second highest run scorer for India in the tour with Rohit Sharma being the highest run scorer for the team.

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In September 2021, KL Rahul was named in India's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

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KL Rahul was the highest run scorer for India in the whole tournament, scoring 194 runs which included three consecutive fifties.

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KL Rahul scored the tournament's joint fastest fifty in just 18 balls, against Scotland.

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In December 2021, KL Rahul was named as India's test vice-captain for the away series against South Africa after India's regular vice-captain Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the series.

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KL Rahul was named as the ODI captain for the One Day series of the same tour as India's regular ODI captain Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the series due to a hamstring injury.

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In February 2022, During the second ODI of India against the West Indies, KL Rahul scored 49 and completed 6000 runs in International cricket across all formats.

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KL Rahul was the stand-in captain for the team during the last match played by team India in the 2022 Asia Cup against Afghanistan.

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KL Rahul made his Indian Premier League debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore as a wicket-keeper batsman during the 2013 competition.

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KL Rahul finished the season as third highest run scorer in the 2018 IPL Season.

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KL Rahul finished the season as second highest run scorer in the season after David Warner.

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On 19 December 2019, KL Rahul was officially announced as captain of the Kings XI Punjab for the 2020 IPL, after former captain Ravichandran Ashwin was traded to Delhi Capitals.

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KL Rahul was declared the man of the match for this record breaking innings.

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KL Rahul broke the record of the most runs scored by a captain in an IPL match.

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KL Rahul scored 5 fifties and 1 hundred with the highest score of an unbeaten 132 against RCB and had an average of 55.

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KL Rahul won the Orange Cap in IPL 2020 for scoring most runs in IPL 2020 .

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KL Rahul was awarded as the Dream 11 Game changer of the season.

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KL Rahul was retained as the captain by the Punjab Kings ahead of the 2021 IPL season.

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KL Rahul scored 626 runs in IPL 2021, finishing as the team's highest scorer in the season.

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On 16 April 2022, KL Rahul scored his first century for Lucknow against the Mumbai Indians and became the first and only player to score a century in one's 100th IPL match.

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KL Rahul followed this up with another unbeaten century against the same opposition eight days later.

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KL Rahul is a Right-handed batsman who can occasionally do wicket-keeping as well.

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KL Rahul opens the batting in T20Is and Tests and currently plays in middle order for India in ODIs.

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KL Rahul is naturally an aggressive batsman who can switch the gears according to the situation.

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KL Rahul plays the occasional scoop or reverse sweep but, because he has got all the normal cricketing shots in the book, he doesn't have to resort to these other shots.

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KL Rahul is an interesting one for me because if you wind the clock back 2 or 3 years ago, he was probably more an out-and-out technically correct Test match batsman.

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KL Rahul is turning himself now to be a better white-ball player than he is a Test match player and that doesn't happen very often.

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In March 2022, KL Rahul indicated that he was dating actress Athiya Shetty.

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