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Kl Rahul KL Rahul DOB: April 18, 1992

Rated highly by the great Rahul Dravid for his near-perfect batting skills, KL Rahul is the quintessential opener with all the traits of becoming a modern day great of the gentlemen's game. Belongs to the India's next generation of batsmen, Rahul's breakthrough moment came in the 2013-14 Ranji season when he laid the foundation for Karnataka's triumph with 1033 runs. It included three centuries, three nineties, and a Man-of-the-Match performance in the final. After making an unforgettable Test debut against Australia at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rahul found his mojo in his second Test in Sydney where he stroked a brilliant hundred to stamp his class in the international arena. He was later selected in the limited-overs squads in Zimbabwe and West Indies in mid-2016. Rahul repaid the faith of selectors in style and showed his versatility across formats by scoring a hundred each on his ODI and T20I debut. In the lucrative Indian Premier League, the Bangalore-born batsman has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad so far. After spending last two seasons with RCB, Rahul has been picked up by Kings XI Punjab in this year's player auction. He was one of the most expensive Indian buys (Rs 11 crore) of the 2018 edition. Rahul can open or bat at No 3 and 4, and given his ability as a wicketkeeper, this is a key purchase for KXIP. Major teams - India, Bangalore Brigadiers (Urban), India Under-19s, India Under-23s, Karnataka, Karnataka State Cricket Association Colts XI, Royal Challengers Bangalore, South Zone, Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing role - Opening batsman Batting style - Right-hand bat

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IPL 2021: KL Rahul's unbeaten 98 helps Punjab Kings beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets

Sports | Oct 07, 2021, 08:17 PM IST

Riding on a quickfire fifty by skipper KL Rahul (98 off 42) and a clinical bowling effort, Punjab Kings thrashed Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in the 53rd match of the IPL 2021 in Dubai.

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul have overtaken Shikhar Dhawan ahead of T20 World Cup: Ajit Agarkar

Sports | Jul 14, 2021, 05:59 PM IST

Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar feels Shikhar Dhawan's place in the T20I squad isn't guaranteed when Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are there in the team management's plans. Dhawan will captain India in three ODIs and three T20Is and yet his place in the squad that will play in the T20 World Cup is still in doubt.

Chris Gayle breaches 14000-run milestone at 42

Sports | Jul 13, 2021, 03:20 PM IST

The Windies veteran smashes 38-ball 67 in series win over Australia while becoming the first batsman to score more than 14000 runs in T20 cricket.

Rohit, Rahul enjoy quality time in England; Ashwin returns to cricket with County stint

Sports | Jul 11, 2021, 06:20 PM IST

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were pictured roaming in the streets of London during their break after the WTC Final, with the latter being accompanied by Bollywood actress Athiya Shetty's brother, Ahan Shetty. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, meanwhile, made a return to cricket with a stint with County side Surrey.

Having KL Rahul as captain makes Punjab Kings stronger: Shivam Sharma

Sports | Jul 05, 2021, 01:15 PM IST

The Rajasthan Royals all-rounder feels Rahul's ability to lead from the front with the bat has made Punjab Kings a much stronger side than they were before.

Shubman Gill injured, likely to miss first Test

Sports | Jun 30, 2021, 10:07 PM IST

Indian opener Shubman Gill is likely to miss the first Test of the series due to an 'internal injury'. The exact nature and place of the injury are not known yet.

Yuzvendra Chahal reveals story behind crashing into Instagram Live of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma

Sports | May 25, 2021, 08:22 PM IST

In an exclusive conversation with India TV Cricket, Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal revealed the story behind crashing into Instagram Live of Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma during the previous lockdown period.

IPL 2021 | DC opt to bowl vs Rahul-less PBKS; Jos Buttler shines as SRH stutter in big chase

Sports | May 02, 2021, 08:41 PM IST

Sunrisers Hyderabad's misery continued as they suffered their sixth defeat this season, losing to Rajasthan Royals by 55 runs in Delhi. In match no.29, Delhi Capitals opted to bowl against Punjab Kings, who will be without KL Rahul tonight.

IPL 2021: KL Rahul, Harpreet Brar helps PBKS to beat RCB by 34 runs

Sports | May 01, 2021, 12:54 AM IST

KL Rahul and Harpreet Brar shone brightly as Punjab Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 34 runs in an Indian Premier League match on Friday.

IPL 2021: Virat Kohli wins toss, opts to bowl against Punjab Kings

Sports | Apr 30, 2021, 08:47 PM IST

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl against Punjab Kings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match on Friday. Shahbaz Ahmed replaced Washington Sundar in the RCB playing XI.

IPL 2021 | Punjab Kings defeat Mumbai Indians by nine wickets at Chepauk

Sports | Apr 23, 2021, 11:56 PM IST

Chasing a modest total, Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul got Punjab off to an excellent start by scoring 45 in the PowerPlay as Punjab Kings defeated Mumbai Indians by nine wickets to notch up their second victory of the season on Friday.

IPL 2021: Ravi Bishnoi gets chance as Punjab Kings elect to bowl against Mumbai Indians

Sports | Apr 23, 2021, 08:29 PM IST

Punjab Kings (PBKS) won the toss and elected to bowl in their Indian Premier League match against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Friday. While MI have gone in unchanged from the last match, PBKS replaced Murugan Ashwin with fellow leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi.

IND vs ENG: Will India open with KL Rahul-Rohit Sharma in 5th T20I?

Sports | Mar 20, 2021, 05:23 PM IST

Having outsmarted England in challenging conditions, a confident India will back themselves to win the series-decider here on Saturday and take another firm step towards finalising their core for the T20 World Cup. India will now be hoping K L Rahul fires at the top, having showed some form in the previous game following scores of 1, 0, 0.

IND vs ENG: India's batting coach Rathour defends KL Rahul, calls him India's 'best T20 batsman'

Sports | Mar 17, 2021, 11:33 AM IST

India's batting coach Vikram Rathour has come out in support of the under-fire batsman KL Rahul, who has registered scores of 1, 0 and 0 in the first-three T20Is against England.

IND vs ENG: Rahul or Dhawan? Virat Kohli confirms India's openers for first T20I

Sports | Mar 11, 2021, 08:45 PM IST

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will open India's innings in the first T20I against England at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday with Shikhar Dhawan starting on the bench as a reserve opener, confirmed India skipper Virat Kohli.

AUS vs IND: KL Rahul ruled out of Test series, Now Rohit Sharma has to play crucial role

Sports | Jan 05, 2021, 07:38 PM IST

Indian batsman KL Rahul has been ruled out of the ongoing Test series against Australia with a wrist injury.

Ind vs Aus ODI: They played better cricket, says KL Rahul

Sports | Nov 29, 2020, 11:18 PM IST

Australia beat India by 51 runs and sealed the series by 2-0. Indian cricketer KL Rahul said that sometimes as a team they have to accept that the opposition played better cricket.

3rd ODI: High-flying Kiwis inflict first ODI series whitewash on India in 31 years

Cricket Ki Baat | Feb 12, 2020, 09:48 PM IST

KL Rahul struck a combative 112 but New Zealand completed a 3-0 whitewash of India by winning the third ODI by five wickets on Tuesday.

India vs West Indies: With series in kitty, changes on card for India in final T20I

Sports | Aug 06, 2019, 08:10 AM IST

After Sunday's win, skipper Virat Kohli hinted that he might experiment with the line-up in Tuesday's game.

IPL 2019, Highlights KXIP vs RR: Ashwin and Rahul combine to overcome Royals challenge

Sports | Apr 17, 2019, 09:38 AM IST

After this win, KXIP Punjab grabbed the fourth spot in the points table with 10 points to keep play-off hopes alive.

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