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Lokesh Rahul

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Hailing from a background of high academic standards, KL Rahul was born and brought up in the prestigious National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, where his father is a professor in the department of Civil Engineering. He finished his schooling in NITK and grew to develop keen interest in cricket. Having started off with batting on the grass-less field of the college, Rahul's parents spotted a spark in him and decided that he must receive formal training in order to realize his talents.
IPL - Through the years

On the back of his performances in the Syed Mushtaq Ali tournament in 2013, KL Rahul was drafted into the Royal Challengers Bangalore set-up, a line-up which boasted the names of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle. In the following year, he was roped in by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs. 1 crore, where he got more opportunities to bat in the top/middle order. He returned to RCB in 2016 and the Karnataka batter proved his mettle in that edition of the Indian Premier League. He piled 397 runs in 14 matches and ended up as the third highest run-getter for his club.

Strangely, he wasn’t retained by RCB and Kings XI Punjab took advantage of that in the 2018 IPL auctions. Rahul was bought for Rs. 11 crore, which turned out to be the joint-third highest price for that year. Batting at the top of the order, Rahul proved his worth by amassing 659 runs (average: 54.91, strike-rate: 158.41). He struck six fifties in 14 matches, out of which three were 90+ scores. KL Rahul also holds the record for the fastest IPL fifty (off just 14 balls).


Career Stats

Batting Career Summary

Mat Inn No Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s

Bowling Career Summary

Mat Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
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