KL Rahul was born in Mangalore on 18 April, 1992 to K.N Lokesh and Rajeshwari. Although both his parents were academicians, Rahul grew fond of cricket from a very young age. After noticing the keen interest shown by their son, Rahul’s parents decided to enrol him for attaining formal cricket training. With his glaring potential, Rahul decide to take one step forward by relocating to Bangalore at the age of 18 in an attempt to pursue a career in cricket, while also completing his college degree from Jain University.
Biography – About KL Rahul:
KL Rahul represented Karnataka in first-class cricket for the first time during the 2010-11 domestic season. In the same year, Rahul was also called up to represent India at the ICC Under 19 World Cup. Later, Rahul was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL 2013. In the wake of several impressive performances at domestic level, Rahul made his Test debut for India in 2014 before marking his first ODI appearance two years later. Soon, Rahul also made his mark in the T20I format and is now one of the most renowned cricketers in the white-ball circuit.
KL Rahul – Records:
KL Rahul is the first batsman to score triple century for Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy, where he smashed 337 against Uttar Pradesh. At the international level, Rahul is the owner of a number of records. In addition to being the first Indian to score a century on ODI debut, Rahul also holds the record for the fastest century by an Indian in T20s.
Rahul, who took just 20 innings to score centuries across all formats, is also the fastest to achieve the unique feat. The wicketkeeper-batsman is also the only player to score a hundred in his first innings as opener in ODIs and Tests.
Additionally, Rahul has also scored the fastest half-century in IPL, while also being the only batsman to reach a century with a six in all formats. Rahul is also the first batsman in T20I history to score a century after batting at number 4 or lower in the batting order.