KL Rahul

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KL Rahul Biography
NameKL Rahul
Full NameKananur Lokesh Rahul
ProfessionIndian International cricketer
Major teamsIndia (2014-Present)
Karnataka (2010-Present)
Lucknow Super Giants (2022)
Kings XI Punjab (2018-2021)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (2013, 2016)
Sunrisers Hyderabad (2014-2015)
Date of BirthApril 18, 1992
Age (In 2023)31 Years
Birth PlaceBengaluru, Karnataka
ResidenceMangalore, Karnataka
Mother TongueKannada
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5ft 11in
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseAthiya Shetty (Actress)
athiya shetty with bf kl rahul
Marriage DateJanuary 22, 2023
Girlfriend(s)/Affair(s)Sonam Bajwa (Actress) 1
Elixir Nahar
kl rahul with elixir nahar
FatherDr. K. N. Lokesh (Dean)
kl rahul with his father dr. k n lokesh
MotherRajeshwari Lokesh (Professor)
kl rahul with his mother rajeshwari lokesh
Sister(s)KL Bhavana
kl rahul with his sister kl bhavana
Other Relative(s)
Brother-in-law(s)Ahan Shetty (Actor)
Yesh Jag 2
Father-in-lawSuniel Shetty (Actor)
Mother-in-lawMana Shetty
Cricket Information
Playing roleOpening batter
Batting styleRight-handed bat
Bowling styleRight-arm medium
Coach/MentorSamuel Jayaraj
GK Anil Kumar
Somsekhar Shiraguppi
Devdas Nayak
Test debutDecember 26, 2014 vs Australia
ODI debutJune 11, 2016 vs England
T20I debutJune 18, 2016 vs Zimbabwe
Wisden Cricketer of the Year, 2018
Most Fifties in consecutive innings of Test matches (7). 3
Second Most catches in a series of Test matches (14). 4
First and only indian cricketer to make a Century on ODI debut. 5
First Indian batsman and 10th player overall to be dismissed via hit-wicket in T20I. 6
Fastest half-century in IPL off just 14 balls. 7
Education Details
SchoolNITK English Medium School, Surathkal
CollegeSri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bengaluru
Educational QualificationBachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
Contact/Social Media Details
Twittertwitter.com/klrahul (7.7m followers)
Facebookfacebook.com/klrahul (10m followers)
Instagraminstagram.com/klrahul/ (13m followers)
Other Details
AwardsWisden Cricketer of the Year, 2018
Net Worth (Approx)INR 50-75 Crores
Salary/FeesINR 5 Crores (BCCI)
INR 17 Crores (IPL)
Playing on PlayStation
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
Childhood Picture
childhood picture of kl rahul with his mother rajeshwari lokesh
Family Picture
kl rahul with family
KL Rahul is an Indian international cricketer, who plays as a right-handed batsman and an occasional wicket-keeper. He represents Karnataka in domestic cricket and captains Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Kannaur Lokesh Rahul was born on 18 April 1992 to Dr. K. N. Lokesh and his wife Rajeshwari Lokesh in Bengaluru, Karnataka. He also has an elder sister named KL Bhavana, who is married to Yesh Jag..
Both of his parents are academicians. His father, Dr. K. N. Lokesh is a former professor & director at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal and his mother, Prof Rajeshwari Lokesh is a history professor at Mangalore University. 8
KL Rahul's father was a college-level cricketer and was a big fan of the cricketer Sunil Gavaskar so when Rahul was born, he decided to name him after Gavaskar's son but he mistook Rohan Gavaskar's name as Rahul. 9
He completed his High School at NITK English Medium School, Surathkal, and his Intermediate at St. Aloysius College & later graduated in commerce from Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College, Bengaluru.
He made his debut in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on 11 April 2013 for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Kolkata Knight Riders at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru but did not get a chance to bat. 10
KL Rahul made his Test debut on 26 December 2014 against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He made only 3 runs in the first innings and only 1 run in the second innings of his debut test match. 11
In the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy season, he became the first-ever Karnataka batsman to hit a triple century in first-class cricket by scoring 337 runs against Uttar Pradesh.
He made his One Day International debut (ODI) on 11 June 2016 against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. He batted as an opener and scored an unbeaten 100*(115), thus becoming the first Indian cricketer to score a century on ODI debut. 12
He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut on 18 June 2016 against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club but was out on a golden duck. 13
In his 20th international innings, he scored his maiden T20I century against West Indies and became the fastest player to score centuries in all three formats in international cricket, surpassing the record of Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad who took 76 innings. In the same innings, he became the first player in T20I history to score a century while batting at number 4 position or lower and also became the only player to reach his century with a six in all formats. 14
KL Rahul became the first Indian batsman and 10th player overall to be dismissed via hit-wicket in the T20 internationals in March 2016. 6
In 2017, he made a world record for scoring the most fifties in consecutive innings by scoring 50+ score in 7 consecutive innings. 3
He was bought by Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL Auction for a whopping INR 11 crores. In the team's first match of the season, he blasted the IPL's fastest half-century off just 14 balls against Delhi Daredevils. 7
In 2018, he was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
In 2019, KL Rahul was featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list at number 34. 15
On 19 December 2019, KL Rahul was officially named as captain of the Kings XI Punjab franchise for the 2020 edition of the IPL. He won the Orange Cap in IPL 2020 for scoring the most runs (670 runs). 16 17
In 2019, KL Rahul & Hardik Pandya faced severe criticism following their unsavory comments about women on Karan Johar's talk show 'Koffee with Karan'. Both the players were called back home from Australia and were suspended by the BCCI's Committee of Administrators (COA). 18
Ahead of the 2022 season, KL Rahul parted ways with the Punjab Kings and was drafted by Lucknow Super Giants as their captain for a whopping INR 17 crores.
Cricketer Mayank Agarwal is his best friend.
mayank agarwal and kl rahul
KL Rahul got married to actress Athiya Shetty in a private wedding ceremony on 22nd January 2023 at Suniel Shetty's farmhouse in Khandala near Mumbai. Ishant Sharma with wife Pratima Singh, Varun Aaron, Diana Penty, Krishna Shroff, Anshula Kapoor, Anushka Ranjan with husband Aditya Seal were among the guests. Suniel Shetty gifted an apartment worth ₹50 crores to the newlyweds. There were reports that the couple's wedding gifts included a BMW worth over ₹2 crores from Virat Kohli, a Kawasaki bike worth ₹80 lakhs from MS Dhoni, a diamond bracelet worth ₹1.5 crores from Arjun Kapoor, an Audi worth ₹1.64 crores from Salman Khan and a Chopard watch worth ₹30 lakhs from Jackie Shroff. However, Suniel Shetty's spokesperson clarified that these reports are not true and requested the media to confirm the details with them before publishing such incorrect information. 19
athiya shetty and kl rahul wedding picture

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