Kannur Lokesh Rahul is a 27 years old Indian International cricketer. He is famously known as KL Rahul. He is an opening batsman and an occasional wicket keeper. He bats right handed and bowls from right arm, occasionally. In domestic cricket he represents Karnataka and in Indian Premier League, he plays for Delhi Daredevils.
About Lokesh Rahul
Early lifeKL Rahul was born on April 18, 1992 in Mangaluru, Karnataka, India to parents K.N Lokesh and Rajeshwari. Both of his parents worked in the field of provding education, his father worked as a professor and director at National Institute of Technology in Karnataka and his mother was also a professor at Mangalore University. He has also has one younger sister named, Bhavana. Discussing about Lokesh Rahul’s education and former qualification, he has done his schooling from ‘NITK English Medium School’ in Surathkal. He was enrolled to ‘Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College”, Bengaluru and has earned a B.com degree.
Professional CareerKL Rahul started playing cricket at the age of 11. When he was 17 years old, he shifted to Bangalore and joined Bangalore United Cricket club. He has in Under-15, Under-17 and Under-19 teams representing Karnataka. He made his first class cricket debut in year 2010, and managed to grab eyeballs with his magnificent innings of scoring 61 against Punjab and defeating it. He has also played in Ranji trophy and managed to give great performance during 2014-15 seasons. KL Rahul made his international Test debut for India on Boxing Day test match. His One Day International debut happened in year 2016 on June 11 against Zimbabwe. Talking about his T20 debut, he first played a T20 match against Zimbabwe only on June 18, 2016. In Indian Premier League, Rahul attracted the eyes of bidders, he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 1 Crore whopping amount in year 2014. He was later chosen by Royal Challenger Bangalore in year 2016. In 2018 IPL auction, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for 11 crore. Rahul scored the fastest T20 half-century in the history of IPL off just 14 balls in 2018 season.
Personal LifeKL Rahul is an eligible bachelor. The 27 years old cricket icon, has not tied the wedding-knot yet. But he is rumoured to be in relationship with Punjabi actress Sonam Bajwa.
ControversiesKL Rahul has often become centre of attraction, because of his nasty comments in talk shows and social media. In mid of 2016, Rahul posted a photograph of his holding a beer bottle, which was considered unethical and degrading according to BCCI officials. He also came into limelight in 2019, because of his comments on controversial celeb talk show ‘Koffee with Karan’.
Net WorthLokesh Rahul has an estimated net worth of $4 million from his cricketing career.