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Kannur Lokesh Rahul aka KL Rahul is an Indian international cricketer. Rahul plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket and captains Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). KL is a right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper. Rahul made his international debut in the year 2014 and scored his maiden Test century in his second Test match against Australia. KL Rahul was the 1st Indian to score a century on One Day International (ODI) debut, and the 3rd Indian to score a century in all three formats of international cricket. Rahul is very active on social media and always sharing his travel, life events images, and videos on his Instagram account, where he has 10.3m followers. KL Rahul is also known for his stylish look and handsomeness.

Early Life

Kannur Lokesh Rahul aka KL Rahul was born and raised in Mangaluru, Karnataka, India. Rahul finishing his high school at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) English Medium School and pre-university at St. Aloysius College. Kannur Lokesh Rahul, who was a fan of the legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, wanted to name his son after Gavaskar’s but mistook Rohan Gavaskar’s name as Rahul. Rahul began cricket training at the age of only ten, and, 2 years later, began playing matches for both Bangalore United Cricket Club and his club in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. At age of only eighteen, Lokesh went to Bangalore to study at Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bengaluru, and pursue his cricket career. After that Rahul began playing matches from Karnataka State and worked very hard on his playing and has become a good cricketer today.

Biography & Wiki of KL Rahul

Age, Biography & Wiki of KL Rahul
Full Name Kannur Lokesh Rahul
Nickname KL Rahul, Rahul
Profession Cricketer (Batsman and Wicket-keeper)
Debut Test-26th December 2014 (Friday) against Australia at Melbourne

ODI-11th June 2016 (Saturday) against Zimbabwe at Harare

T20-18th June 2016 (Saturday) against Zimbabwe at Harare

Language Known Hindi, Kannada & English
Hobbies Gymming, Tattooing, Playing (Football, Tennis), Listening to Music, Playing on PlayStation, Traveling
Date Of Birth 18th April 1992 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2021) 29 Years
Birthplace Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Hometown Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Star Sign/ Zodiac Sign Aries
Caste/Community Lingayat
KL Rahul Height & Physical Overview

Height in Centimeters 180 cm
in Meters 1.80 m
in Feet & Inches 5′ 11″
Weight in Kilograms 75 kg
Weight in Pounds 165 lbs
Body Measurement (approx.) Chest-40

Waist-30

Biceps-14

Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
KL Rahul Family & Relatives
Father K. N. Lokesh
Mother Rajeshwari
Sister Bhavna
Brother None
KL Rahul Girlfriends, Affairs, and Marital Status
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends Elixir Nahar

Sonam Bajwa

Nidhhi Agerwal (Rumored)

Athiya Shetty (Rumored)

KL Rahul Education Qualification School and College
School NITK English Medium School, Surathkal, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
College/University Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

Favorite Things and Like & Dislike

Actor Ranbir Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan
Actress Aishwarya Rai, Shraddha KapoorAlia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Scarlett Johansson
Food Sushi, Bhindi Curry
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Songs Firestone” by Kygo

“Ghost Town” by Adam Lambert

“Cold Water” by Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MØ
Cricketers Batsman- Rahul Dravid, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli

Bowler- Dale Steyn, Mitchell Starc
Cricket Ground M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru

Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney

Athlete Usain Bolt (Sprinter), Roger Federer (Tennis)
Football Team Manchester United F.C.
Footballers Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Beckham
Music Band Linkin Park, Coldplay, The Script
Book Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic
App Instagram
Superhero Batman
Cars Batmobile, Maserati
Color Black, White, Blue, Grey
Sport Cricket, Football, Tennis
Car Collection BMW 5 Series, Range Rover Velar, Mercedes Benz C43, Lamborghini Huracán Spyder, Audi R8, Aston Martin DB11
Holiday Destination Greece, Spain, London
Salary (approx.) Retainer Fee- INR 3 Crores

Test Fee- INR 15 Lakhs

ODI Fee- INR 6 Lakhs

T20 Fee- INR 3 Lakhs

IPL Season 11- INR 11 Crores
Net Worth (approx.) $4 million (As of 2020)

Physical Attributes

KL Rahul has a healthy physique and he is 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) tall. Describing more about body fitness his weight is around 75 Kg (165  lbs). KL Rahul always keeps himself fit and he is very healthy Conscious. His chest measurement is 40 Inches, Waist is approx. 30 Inches & biceps measurement is 14 Inches. He has a nice hairstyle and got Black hair and Brown Eyes.

Family Background and Relationship

Kannur Lokesh Rahul aka KL Rahul was born on 18th April 1992 (Saturday) in Mangaluru, Karnataka, India. KL was born into a middle-class Mangalorean family with a teaching background. Rahul’s father’s name is K. N. Lokesh and Rahul’s mother’s name is Rajeshwari. Kannur’s father K. N. Lokesh is a professor and former director at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK) and Lokesh’s mother Rajeshwari is a professor at Mangalore University. Kannur Lokesh Rahul aka KL Rahul also has a younger sister named Bhavna.

Talking about KL Rahul’s love life, Rahul’s affair with Elixir Nahar, who is an Indian model, the relationship of both lasted for a long time, but after some time there were some problems in their relationship and both of them broke up. After breaking up with Elixir Nahar, his relationship with Sonam Bajwa, who is an Indian actress, did not last long and the couple broke up. After breaking up with Sonam Bajwa Indian cricketer KL Rahul was spotted together with actress Nidhhi Agerwal, and rumors began to speculate claiming that the two were dating each other. Though, in a recent interview, the Kings XI Punjab opener clarified that Nidhhi Agerwal and Rahul were just friends, who know each other for a long time. According to social media and news, currently, Rahul is in a relationship with Bollywood superstar Sunil Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty.

Domestic Career

KL Rahul made his 1st-class cricket debut for Karnataka in the year 2010–11 season. In the same season, Lokesh Rahul represented his country (India) in the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup (CWC), scoring a total of 143 runs in the tournament. Kannur Lokesh Rahul made his debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the year 2013, for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). During the year 2013-2014 domestic season Rahul scored 1,033 1st-class runs, the 2-highest scorer that season. Playing for South Zone in the final of the Duleep Trophy against Central Zone in the year 2014–2015 final, Kannur Lokesh Rahul scored 185 runs in 233 balls in the 1st innings and 130 of 152 in the 2nd innings.

Kannur Lokesh Rahul aka KL Rahul was named the player of the match and chosen to the Indian Test squad for the Australian tour followed. Returning home after the Test series, The cricketer became Karnataka’s first triple-centurion, scoring 337 runs against Uttar Pradesh. Kannur Lokesh Rahul aka KL Rahul scored 188 runs in the Ranji Trophy final against Tamil Nadu in the year 2014-2015 and ended the season with an impressive average of 93.11. in the nine matches, Rahul played.

International Career

Kannur Lokesh Rahul aka KL Rahul made his Test debut in the year 2014 Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne, Australia, Cricket Ground. Kannur Lokesh Rahul replaced Rohit Sharma and was presented with his Test cap by Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni). He batted at number six and scored three runs in the first innings; In the second innings, he played at number 3 and scored only 1 but retained his spot for the next Test in Sydney where he opened the innings with Murali Vijay and scored 110, his first international century. KL was part of the fifteen-man squad for the Indian tour of Bangladesh in June 2015 but withdrew due to dengue fever. He returned to the squad for the first Test of the Sri Lankan tour, after scoring his second Test century and being named Player of the Match due to an injury to Murali Vijay.

Kl Rahul kept the wicket after Wriddhiman Saha got injured during the match. He was named in the squad for the tour of Zimbabwe in 2016 and made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, scoring a century on debut – the 1st Indian cricketer to do so on debut. The cricketer later made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut on the same tour. He was selected in the Indian team for a four-Test tour against the West Indies in 2016. Rahul played the 2nd Test in Jamaica, a country in the Caribbean, and scored 158 runs, his highest Test score.

KL Rahul Test in the West Indies and More

In the process, he became the first Indian opener to score a century in his maiden Test in the West Indies. In the 1st match of the T20I series in the United States (U.S.), KL Rahul scored a hundred (100) off 46 balls, which is the 2nd-fastest hundred by an Indian.

He also holds the world record for being the only player to score a century in the first innings as an opener in both Tests and ODIs. Lokesh Rahul surpassed Ahmed Shehzad’s record in 76 innings to become the fastest batsman to score a century in all three formats in just 20 innings. Kannur Lokesh Rahul aka KL Rahul is the first player in T20I history to score a century (110*) while batting at No. 4 or less. On 3 July 2018, Rahul scored his second T20 International century against England.

Lokesh is also the 1st Indian batsman to be dismissed for a hit-wicket in T20Is. On 11 January 2019, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after controversial comments on the Indian talk show Koffee With Karan earlier in the month. Both of them were sent home ahead of the schedule of the ODI series against Australia and India’s tour of New Zealand.

On 24 January 2019, after the suspension of Pandya and Rahul was lifted. The BCCI announced that Rahul would rejoin the squad for India A matches. In April 2019, Kannur Lokesh Rahul was named to India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup (CWC). He scored his first century for India in the World Cup against Sri Lanka. In December 2019, in the 1st T20I match against West Indies, KL scored his 1,000th run in T20I cricket.

Career 2020-Present

In October 2020, Rahul was named as the vice-captain for India’s One Day International and Twenty20 International series against Australia. KL Rahul had a moderate One Day International (ODI) and T20I series against Australia. He scored 77 runs in the second ODI against Australia and 51 in the first T20.

India lost the ODI series 2-1 but won the T20I series by the same margin. Rahul was included in the Test squad for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy but was not selected in the playing 11 for the first 2 Tests. He injured himself during practice and was ruled out for the rest of the tour. As a result, he also missed the home Test series against England in February 2021. He returned to the national team for the T20 and ODI series against England. However, he struggled with the bat. His form had declined in the T20I series as he had scores of 1, 0, 0, 14 before being dropped for the 5th T20I. India won the T20 series 3-2.

Kannur Lokesh Rahul returned to form with a match-winning 62in the One Day International (ODI) series and was involved in a 100-run stand with debutant Hardik Pandya’s brother Krunal Pandya, who scored 50. The cricketer continued his form with 108 runs in the 2nd One Day International (ODI) and was involved in another 100-run partnership with left-hand batsman and wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant.

KL Rahul Indian Premier League (IPL)

Kannur Lokesh Rahul made his IPL (Indian Premier League) debut for RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) as a batsman and wicketkeeper during the year 2013 tournament. Before the year 2014 IPL (Indian Premier League), the cricketer was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 1 Crore. Before returning to RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) before the 2016 IPL (Indian Premier League) season. He finished the season as the 11th highest run-scorer and the third player for RCB with 397 runs in 14 matches.

For KL’s plays in the year 2016 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Rahul was named as the wicket-keeper in Cricinfo and Cricbuzz IPL XI. Lokesh missed the IPL season 10 due to a shoulder injury, in the year 2017. In the 2018 IPL auction, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) for Rs 11 crore, the joint third-highest price. In the team’s first match of the season, he scored the fastest 50 in IPL history. Reaching the milestone in 14 balls and breaking Sunil Narine’s record. For his plays in the year 2018 Indian Premier League season. KL was named in the Cricinfo and Cricbuzz IPL XI.

KL Rahul 2019-Present IPL Career

After scoring 90+ thrice during 2018, he reached his maiden IPL century in 2019 with an unbeaten 100 off 64 against Mumbai Indians. For KL’s plays in the year 2019 Indian Premier League season, Rahul was named in the Cricinfo IPL XI. Rahul was named the captain of Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for the 2020 Indian Premier League after former captain Ravichandran Ashwin was traded to Delhi Capitals (DC). He scored an unbeaten 132 off just 69 balls in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 24 September 2020.

With that hundred, Rahul broke the record for the most runs scored by an Indian batsman in an Indian Premier League match. He also broke the record for most runs scored by a captain in an IPL match. KL scored 670 runs in all the 14 matches he played in the IPL 2020 season. He scored 5 fifties and 100 runs against RCB with the highest score of 132 not out and also had an average of 55.83. Rahul won the Orange Cap in IPL 2020 for scoring the most runs in IPL 2020 (670 runs). He was retained by Punjab Kings ahead of the 2021 IPL season.

KL Rahul Jersey, Coach, Records, Career Turning Point & More

Coach/Mentor Samuel Jayaraj, GK Anil Kumar, Somsekhar Shiraguppi, Devdas Nayak
Jersey Number #1, 11 (India)

#1, 11 (Domestic)
Domestic/State Team Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban), Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad
Favourite Shot On Drive
Records (main ones)
  • The 2nd ever cricket player from Mangalore to play for the Indian Test team, after Budhi Kundera.
  • The 1st ever Karnataka batsman to hit a score a triple century in first-class cricket (337 runs) against Uttar Pradesh in the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy season.
  • The 1st Indian to score an ODI hundred on debut, against Zimbabwe in the year 2016.
  • In the year 2017, he became the 1st Indian and 6th overall cricketer to score 7 consecutive Test fifties.
  • The 1st Indian and 10th overall cricketer to be dismissed by hit-wicket in the T20 internationals.
  • In the year 2018, he smashed the fastest-ever IPL fifty (in 14 balls) against ‘Delhi Daredevils’ at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.
Career Turning Point When Rahul scored 185 runs and 130 runs for South Zone in the 2014-2015 Duleep Trophy final against Central Zone in Delhi, India, after which Rahul was included in the Test series against Australia.

Controversies

  • In July 2016, when the Indian cricket team toured West Indies, during a day off Kannur Lokesh Rahul aka KL Rahul posted an image with a beer bottle on his Twitter account. Then, the image went viral but was not liked by some of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) officials as according to them, it will send a bad example to the cricket supporters. Though, KL immediately deleted the image after the BCCI’s objection.
  • In February 2017, when Rahul tweeted about Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin. After this, Rahul received several replies, one of which “Being Chirag Dave” caught him. attention as it was a harsh one. KL couldn’t stop himself and gave him a sarcastic reply.
  • In the year 2019, KL Rahul, along with his teammate Hardik Pandya, was invited to Karan Johar’s talk show ‘Koffee with Karan.’ The episode stirred controversy due to Rahul’s and Hardik’s sexist comments.

Contact and Social Media Information

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KL Rahul at Instagram-@rahulkl

KL Rahul at Twitter –@klrahul11 at Facebook-@KL Rahul

Some Unknown Facts About KL Rahul

  • Does KL Rahul smoke?: Not Known
  • Does KL Rahul drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Kannur Lokesh Rahul aka KL Rahul was born into a middle-class Mangalorean family with a teaching background.
  • KL has always been a sports fanatic who used to play all kinds of games in his childhood. Lokesh’s parents always encouraged him to play the game. But on one condition that if his grades would drop, Rahul would have to stop playing the game, and Rahul never let it happens throughout his studies.
  • KL’s father was a big fan of former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar and he named his son ‘Rohan’ as ‘Rahul’ and thus named his son Kannur Lokesh Rahul.
  • The cricketer used to be mischievous yet reserved as a kid.
  • Lokesh’s father used to be the secretary of his school, and Rahul took it for granted by taking certain advantages such as coloring his hair, wearing casual shoes, and many others.
  • At the age of only eleven, he began his rigorous cricketing practice at St Aloysius College Centenary Grounds in Mangaluru, Karnataka, India, Central, and Nehru Maidan as well. When Rahul was below fourteen, KL used to play both the Under-14 and Under-16 Karnataka teams.
  • In Rahul’s early professional cricketing days, Rahul wanted to grow long hair but his coach said him that you can have long hair after achieving certain things in your career.
  • The cricketer considers Rahul Dravid as his cricketing idol.
  • At the age of only seventeen, KL went to Bengaluru, Karnataka, India to pursue his cricket career and did his cricket practice at the Karnataka State Cricket Academy (KSCA). The next year, Rahul made his first-class debut in the Ranji Trophy for Karnataka in the year 2010-2011 season.

More Facts About KL Rahul

  • While playing first-class cricket for Karnataka, the cricketer had bullied his junior teammate Karun Nair a lot.

    Rahul made a disastrous Test debut against mighty Australia in Melbourne, where he scored only 3 and 1. He was low on confidence after a failure in his debut. But somehow he managed to lift his spirits and exploded in the next Test in Sydney. His first century (110 runs).
  • He started his cricket career as a conservative Test batsman but struggled to prove himself in the first few years of IPL in 2014 and 2015. At that time, his childhood coach Samuel Jayaraj worked on his technique and flair for playing aggressive cricket. In IPL 2016, he blew all guns as he scored 397 runs with a healthy strike rate of 146.
  • Every time before going to the cricket field he says “I am the best” to motivate himself.
  • Had Rahul not been a cricketer, Rahul would have been a soldier.
  • KL is quite spiritual and visits the temple every Thursday.
  • On 16th May 2018 (Wednesday), KL was so disappointed following a close loss to ‘Mumbai Indians’ that despite being given the ‘Player of the Match’ award. Rahul gave it to a supporter of his in the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
  • Rahul is counted among the most stylish Indian cricketers, who consider David Beckham as their style icon, who inspired him to get his first tattoo at the age of just fifteen. And when Rahul’s mother came to know about it, she got so upset with it that Mrs. Rajeshwari didn’t talk with him for some time.

FAQs

Q-What is the height of KL Rahul?

A-He is 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) tall.

Q-How tall is KL Rahul?

A-He is 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm) tall.

Q-What is the weight of KL Rahul?

A-75 kg (165 lbs).

Q-What is the body measurements of KL Rahul?

A-His chest measurement is 40 Inches, Waist is approx. 30 Inches & biceps measurement is 14 Inches.

Q-What is the age of KL Rahul?

A-As of 2021, Rahul is 29 years old, born on 18th April 1992 (Saturday).

Q-How old is KL Rahul?

A-As of 2021, Rahul is 29 years old, born on 18th April 1992 (Saturday).

Q-What is the date of birth of KL Rahul?

A-18th April 1992 (Saturday).

Q-Where is from KL Rahul?

A-Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Q-What is the salary of KL Rahul?

A-Retainer Fee- INR 3 Crores, Test Fee- INR 15 Lakhs, ODI Fee- INR 6 Lakhs, T20 Fee- INR 3 Lakhs, IPL Season 11- INR 11 Crores.

Q-What is the net worth of KL Rahul?

A-$4 million (As of 2020).

Q-Who is KL Rahul’s wife?

A-Currently, he is unmarried.

Q-Where is KL Rahul’s house?

A-Bangalore.

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