KL Rahul is an Emerging Indian Cricket player who plays for Indian national team. He plays both for International Matches and Domestic Matches in Karnataka. Basically, he is a batsman (right-handed), but he performs well at wicket keeping as well. His debut in International match was against Australian Team in the year 2014-15 for the ‘Test Series’.
Rahul was born in Mangalore to Dr. KN Lokesh and Rajeshwari. He was raised in Mangalore itself and he has completed his schooling from there in school NITK English Medium School. At the age of 18, he was brought to Bangalore to make him trained and concentrated on cricket. His father and mother both possess a noble profession as his father is a Dean in NITK, Suratkhal and mother are a History Professor at Mangalore University. His father being a huge fan of Sunil Gavaskar wanted to make Rahul a cricketer. Rahul had started playing cricket at the age of 11 in his school teams as said by his father in the interviews.
Rahul has left impressive marks in both of his domestic and international careers. He has made his debut playing first class cricket in Karnataka in the year 2010-11. After that, he made debut in ‘Indian Premier League’ from the team Royal Challengers Bangalore in the year 2013. He has also played for South Zone in the final against Central Zone of the Duleep Trophy 2014-15. Though the South Zone loses the match but his incredible performance made him honored by the ‘Man of the match’ award. In Ranji Trophy match he has scored a triple century which included 47 fours and 4 sixes.
Because of his impressive performance, he was selected in Indian Test squad for Australian Tour. On 26 December 2014, he made Test debut at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He was handed over Test cap by MS Dhoni replacing Rohit Sharma. He made 110 runs as his maiden international hundred opening the inning with Murali Vijay. He was the part of the Indian Squad for the four test tour against West Indies in 2016. He has made second fastest century ever and third by Indian in T20I series in the United States scoring 100 runs off 46 balls.
- Name: Kannur Lokesh Rahul
- Nickname: Rahul
- Date of Birth: 18 April 1992
- Age: 24 Years Old
- Place of Birth: Mangalore, Karnataka, India
- Schools: NITK English Medium School, Surathkal
- College: Sri Bhagwan Mahabir Jain College
- Father: KN Lokesh
- Mother: Rajeshwori
- Brother: N/A
- Sister: Bhawana
- Marital Status: Unmarried
- Affair: N/A
- Religion: Hinduism
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Height: 80 Meter
- Weight: 74 Kg.
- Eye Colour: Black
- Profession: Cricketer
- Languages Known: Hindi and English