Everything You Need to Know About KL Rahul: Debut, Teams, Runs, Records and Personal Life

Kannur Lokesh Rahul, popularly known as KL Rahul is an impressive cricketer with a tall and elegant physique. Rahul is among the most highly rated Indian Cricketer and is the Vice-captain of the Indian National Team in limited-overs.

Rahul plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket and is the captain of the newly formed IPL Team Lucknow Super Giants. He plays as a wicket-keeper (sometimes) and a right-handed batsman. Rahul is also the first batsman to score three centuries in Ranji Trophy from Karnataka.

KL Rahul Debut


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KL Rahul made his international debut back in 2014 against the Australian team at Melbourne Cricket Ground and in the second Test match, he scored his Maiden Test century.

Rahul made a record by scoring a century in his first One Day International debut on 11th June 2016 against Zimbabwe (1st Indian to score). And is also the third Indian to score centuries in all three formats.

In 2019 he was suspended by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) because of his comments in a talk show. Nevertheless, the suspension was taken down after two weeks and he was back in India’s squad.

IPL Teams:

KL Rahul made his IPL debut by Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2013 season as a wicketkeeper-batsman. And in the next season (2014) he was sold to Sunrisers Hyderabad for 1 crore INR. In 2016 Rahul returned to RCB and finished the following season as the 11th highest run-scorer. Due to his severe shoulder injury, he skipped the 2017 IPL season.

In 2018 he was bought by Punjab Kings for 11 crores and scored the fastest 50 runs in the history of IPL and remained in the team for the next 3 years. After splitting ways with Punjab Kings, he is currently the captain of Lucknow Super Giants.

Runs and Records:

Apart from KL Rahul’s record for centuries in all three formats and also centuries in the debut matches, Rahul has also holds many other records including

  • 1st fifties in consecutive innings (7 in Test Match)
  • 2nd most catches in a series (14 in Test Match)
  • 2nd most in an innings(110*)
  • 4th fastest 1000 runs (T20I)
  • 8th highest career batting average (40.68 in T20I)
  • 5th fifties in consecutive innings (3 in T20I)

Earnings and Net Worth


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According to sources, Kl Rahul’s estimated net worth is said to be $6 million as of 2022. Rahul is among one of the richest cricketers and receives his earnings from IPL, National, and International matches. He also has an impressive collection of luxury cars including Mercedes, Range Rover, and BMW. Apart from these, he has been in many brand advertisements such as Puma Shoes, Dream 11, Nexon Cars, etc.

KL Rahul Personal Life


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KL Rahul’s parents are equally successful as his father KN Lokesh was dean at the National Institute of Technology and his mother Rajeshwari Lokesh is a History professor. Aside from his cricket career, Kl Rahul is rumored to be in a relationship with Athiya Shetty, an actress, model, and daughter of Bollywood star Sunil Shetty moreover, for 6 years. Well, he was also rumored for his past relationships with Bollywood actress Nidhhi Agerwal and Elixir Nihar a TV anchor and producer.

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Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari is pursuing her bachelor's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Ranchi. She is a sports enthusiast and currently pens down her thoughts for Sports Axle.


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