KL Rahul is an elegant top order batsman and an occasional wicketkeeper, Kannaur Lokesh Rahul’s sheer talent makes him one of the exciting cricketers in the world. Even from his childhood days, he was seen as someone who has the potential to play at the highest level. With his grit and determination, Rahul has made himself an integral part of the Indian squad.
KL Rahul Height: 6′
Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty is Rahul’s rumoured girlfriend. They have been spotted together a lot of times.
Rahul’s current net worth is estimated at Rs. 43 Crores. Along with the salary from BCCI, he earns Rs. 11 Crores from IPL.
Rahul is currently 29 years old. He was born on 18 April, 1992 in Bangalore, Karnataka.
Test Career: Runs 2006, Avg. 34
ODI Career: Runs 1509, Avg. 48, SR. 89
T20I Career: Runs 1557, Avg. 40. SR. 142
IPL Career: Runs 2978, Avg. 46, SR. 135
Rahul’s journey hasn’t been an easy one but he always had the talent to go a long way. He idolized former India batter Rahul Dravid and was always seen as Dravid’s successor. Rahul represented India in 2010 ICC U-19 World Cup and then went on to make his first-class debut for Karnataka later that year. With several high profile players missing from the India’s tour of Zimbabwe in 2016, he grabbed his chance with both hands and went on to score a century on ODI debut. This knock brought him into limelight and soon he became the fastest player to score a century in all the formats.
Rahul’s Test form started dipping but his form in white-ball formats kept on improving. With India having an unbreakable Top 3, Rahul started batting in the middle order and was impressive there too. In T20 cricket, he just rose to another level with his consistency and ability to score quickly in the powerplay. He is the captain of his IPL team Punjab Kings and carries an excellent IPL record. He won the Orange Cap in the year 2020.
Along with his batting qualities, KL Rahul is also an exceptional fielder. He has also kept wickets for India in ODIs and T20Is which makes him a useful cricketer.