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Full name  Kannur Lokesh Rahul
2010–present  Karnataka
Role  Cricketer
Batting style  Right-handed
National side  India
Name  KL Rahul
Career start  2010
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Born  18 April 1992 (age 23) (1992-04-18) Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Test debut (cap 284)  26 December 2014 v Australia
Last Test  20 August 2015 v Sri Lanka
2013  Royal Challengers Bangalore
Current teams  Sunrisers Hyderabad (#18 / Batsman, Wicket-keeper)
Similar People  Naman Ojha, Wriddhiman Saha, Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan

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Kannur Lokesh Rahul (born 18 April 1992), commonly known as KL Rahul and also as Lokesh Rahul, is an Indian cricketer who plays as a right-handed batsman and occasional wicket-keeper. He plays for India internationally, Karnataka in domestic cricket and the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.


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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 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 highest score by an Indian in T20 international. Rahul is the only batsman to reach the score of 100 with a boundary on his maiden centuries in all the three formats of the international cricket.

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Early life and career

Rahul was born on 18 April 1992 to K. N. Lokesh and Rajeshwari in Mangalore, where he grew up. Lokesh is a professor, Department of Civil Engineering and acting Director at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka in Surathkal near Mangalore, and Rajeshwari is a history professor at Mangalore University.

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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. However, KL Rahul turned out to be a fan of Rahul Dravid.

According to Lokesh, Rahul started playing cricket at the age of 11. At age 18 he moved to Bangalore to study at Jain University and pursue his cricket career.

Rahul made his debut in the 2010–11 season, playing first-class cricket for Karnataka. That season, he also represented his country at the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. He made his debut in the Indian Premier League in 2013, playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

International career

Playing for South Zone in the final of the 2014–15 Duleep Trophy against Central Zone, Rahul scored 185 off 233 balls in the first innings and 130 off 152 in the second. Although his contribution went in vain with South Zone losing the match by nine runs, his efforts earned him the man of the match award and selection to the Indian Test squad for the Australian tour in December 2014. Rahul made his Test debut in the Boxing Day Test beginning on 26 December 2014 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He replaced Rohit Sharma and was handed over the Test cap by MS Dhoni. He came to bat at number 6 and made 3 runs in the first innings. In the second innings he played at number 3 and made only 1 run. He retained his place for the fourth Test played at Sydney Cricket Ground. He opened the innings with Murali Vijay and made 110 runs, his maiden international hundred.

Returning home after the Test series, Rahul became the first triple-centurion for Karnataka in first-class cricket, when he scored 337 off 448 balls against Uttar Pradesh. His knock included 47 fours and 4 sixes. He also made 188 runs in the final against Tamil Nadu and finished the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy with an average of 93.11 in the nine matches he played.

He was a part of the 15-man squad for the tour of Bangladesh in June 2015 but later withdrew due to dengue fever. He then made a comeback for the first Test of the Sri Lankan tour after Murali Vijay was ruled out due to injury. But he did not show any progress as he got out early in both innings for less than 10 runs. In the second match of the series, Shikhar Dhawan lost his place due to injury and was ruled out of the rest of the tour. Rahul replaced Dhawan and made his second Test century, 108 runs from 190 balls, which included 14 fours and 1 six. India went on to win the match to level the series and Rahul was named as the man of the match. His wicket-keeping skills came in handy, when Wriddhiman Saha got injured. Rahul took a catch to dismiss Angelo Mathews in the second innings.

He was named in the 15-man squad to tour Zimbabwe in 2016. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on 11 June 2016 and scored a century, becoming the first Indian cricketer to do so on debut. He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on 18 June 2016. He was dismissed for a duck, the first time an India batsman has been out first ball in a T20I match.

He was picked in the Indian squad for the four-test tour against West Indies in 2016. Rahul played in the second Test at Jamaica and scored a strokeful 158, his highest Test score then. In the process, he became the first Indian opener to score a century in his debut Test in the West Indies. In the first match of the T20I series in the United States, he scored a century off 46 balls in a losing cause, the second fastest ever and third by an Indian.

IPL career

Rahul was a part of the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013. In 2014, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 1 crore at the auction. In the 2016 season, he returned to the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

IPL 2016 had been the turning point of Rahul's career, scored 397 runs and he was merited with selection into Indian Limited-overs team.


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