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K. L. Rahul is an Indian international cricketer. A right-handed wicketkeeper-batsman, Rahul plays for Karnataka at the domestic level and captains the Lucknow Super Giants in the Indian Premier League. In 2014, he made his international debut against Australia in the Boxing Day Test-match in Melbourne. Two years after his Test debut, Rahul made his One-Day International Debut in 2016 against Zimbabwe. Later on the same tour, he made his T20I debut. He is the first and only Indian cricketer to score an ODI century on his debut. He is the fastest batsman in the world to score an International century across all three formats, taking only 20 innings to achieve this feat. On 19 January 2022, Rahul became only the second Indian to captain India before making 50 appearances in the ODI format; Mohinder Amarnath led India on his 35th appearance in ODIs in 1984.

Birth Name

Kannanur Lokesh Rahul

Nickname

KL

Profession

Cricketer

Batting

Right-handed

Role

Wicket-Keeper-Batter

Jersey Number

1 (formerly 2, 11) – ODI, T20I

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

K. L. Rahul was born on the 18th of April 1992, in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Age

He’s currently 31 years old.

Sun Sign

Aries

Ethnicity

Asian

He has Indian ancestry.

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Religion

Hinduism

Education

Rahul completed his high school at NITK English Medium school and pre-university at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore.

Family Details

  • Father – Dr. K. N. Lokesh (Dean, NITK, Mangalore)
  • Mother – Rajeshwari Lokesh (History Professor)
  • Siblings – Bhavna (Younger Sister)

Marital Status

Married

Girlfriend / Spouse

K. L. Rahul has dated –

  • Elixir Nahar – In 2017, Lokesh was alleged to be in a relationship with a model named Elixir Nahar.

  •  Athiya Shetty – On 23 January 2023, Rahul married his long-time partner, Indian actress Athiya Shetty, daughter of actor Suniel Shetty, after dating for more than three years.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 11 inches
  • In centimeters – 180 cm
  • In meters – 1.80 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 75 kg
  • In Pounds – 165 lbs

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Black

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

He wears a size 11 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Rahul became known as an Indian cricketer, who has played in all three formats of cricket for India. He has won Ranji Trophy twice and captained India in the test and ODI formats of the game. He is also a part-time wicketkeeper. In December 2023, during the first test match of the series between India and South Africa, Rahul scored his 8th test match century helping India to post a challenging first innings score of 245 during challenging batting conditions. He top scored that innings with 101 runs with the second highest score only being 38 runs. Despite his efforts, India ended up losing the match by an innings and 32 runs.

K. L. Rahul Net worth

K. L. Rahul has an estimated net worth of $12 million dollars as of 2024.

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Some Lesser Known Facts About K. L. Rahul

  • Rahul full name is Kannur Lokesh Rahul and also as Lokesh Rahul. He Belong to a teaching family he is also very good in studies but his dream to become a crickter from childhood.
  • His father KN Lokesh is a professor of Civil Engineering at the NITK, Mangalore. His mother, Rajeshwari, is an associate professor at Mangalore University’s undergraduate college.
  • He is an Indian national cricker team player. In 2010, he was part of India’s Under-19 World Cup Team.
  • Rahul started playing cricket under the coach Jayaraj Samuel Muthu at the age of 11 years and played local matches in Mangalore. At the age of 18, he moved to Bangalore to pursue his cricket career and enrolled for graduation at JAIN (Deemed-to-be University).
  • In the 2010-2011, Kl Rahul played his debut domestic game season for Karnataka. In the 2014-2015, he played for West Zone season of the Duleep Trophy.
  • Rahul made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as a wicket-keeper batsman during the 2013 competition. Ahead of the 2014 IPL, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 1 crore. Rahul returned to RCB ahead of the 2016 IPL season.
  • On 26 December 2014, he made his test debut against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia. On 11 June 2016, He made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • As of January 2024, Rahul has made 17 international centuries – 8 in Test cricket, 7 in One-Day Internationals and 2 in T20Is.
  • Rahul is the only Indian player to score a century on his ODI debut. He is also the first batter to score a century in T20Is while playing at 4th or lower batting position.
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