[27] In December 2019, in the first T20I match against the West Indies, Rahul scored his 1,000th run in T20I cricket. [18], Lokesh Rahul set the record for the fastest batsman to have scored centuries in all three formats in just 20 innings surpassing the record of Ahmed Shehzad who took 76 innings. [11], He was named in the squad to tour Zimbabwe in 2016 and made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, scoring a century on debut - the first Indian cricketer to do so on debut. 24-year-old Rahul, who was dropped on 36 by Andre Russell, became the third Indian to hit a century -- and the highest scorer -- in T20 Internationals after Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma. Kevin Pietersen first took to Twitter to and said Rahul Dravid’s email had changed his game against spin-bowling. Rahul, who was included in the playing eleven ahead of Shikhar Dhawan, hit 110 not out from 51 balls with the help of 12 fours and five sixes and India were on the verge of chasing down West Indies’ mammoth 245 for 6. Returning home after the Test series, Rahul became Karnataka's first triple-centurion, scoring 337 against Uttar Pradesh. Rahul Dravid scored 145 against Sri … KL Rahul got to his century off 53 balls and helped India chase a 160-run target against England. On 3 July 2018, Rahul smashed his second T20 International ton against England. Thank you for subscribing to our daily newsletter. (Reuters Photo) The drought of international hundreds was playing big time in his mind and that’s why the century in the opening T20 International against England “means the world” to the talented Indian batsman KL Rahul.Rahul’s unbeaten 54-ball-101 ensured a walk in the park for India as they chased down … With a half-century against Australia at the Manuka Oval on Friday, KL Rahul went past MS Dhoni on the list of Indian wicket-keeper batsmen with … Changed my game!” he wrote. Lokesh, who was a fan of the cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, wanted to name his son after Gavaskar's, but mistook Rohan Gavaskar's name as Rahul. Rahul replaced Australian skipper Aaron Finch and has gained a spot to be at number three. 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Dhoni’s men, however, had the consolation of knocking off the highest ever T20I second innings score which is also the same 236 for 6 which the West Indies made against South Africa. [19] He is the first player in T20I history to score a century (110*) while batting at number 4 position or lower. Copyright © HT Digital Streams Ltd. All rights reserved. KL Rahul achieves another milestone in T20 cricket, joins Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma in elite list. India ended the run chase at 244 for 4 from 20 overs. [25][26] He scored his maiden hundred for India in the World Cup against Sri Lanka. In the 2018 IPL Auction, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for INR 11 crore, the joint-third highest price. [21], On 11 January 2019, Hardik Pandya and K. L. Rahul were suspended by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) following controversial comments they made on the Indian talk show Koffee with Karan earlier in the month. KL Rahul produced the first century of the IPL 2020 plundering an unbeaten knock of 132 against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday. Ajinkya 'bhaiya' asked me if I could bowl with injury, I had to say yes: Navdeep Saini. Kannur Lokesh Rahul (born 18 April 1992), commonly known as KL Rahul, is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket and captains Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. KL Rahul cuts during his century AFP "It is a team game and you need to be flexible and be ready to bat wherever, or as a player you need to … Punjab 100/1 after 12 overs. The video happens to be the collage of all the loving memories of Hardik and his father, right from the all-rounder's childhood to the time when he gifted a car to his dad. West Indies defeated India by one run in a record run-laden Twenty20 clash on Saturday after piling up the third highest ever total in the game’s shortest format. Rahul made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as a wicket-keeper batsman during the 2013 competition. Rahul was born on 18 April 1992 to K. N. Lokesh and Rajeshwari in Mangalore; his father Lokesh is a professor and former director at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK)[3] in the city and his mother Rajeshwari is a professor at Mangalore University. Fifty for Rahul: KL Rahul scores his 17th IPL half-century as the 100 is up in good time. KL Rahul is also known for his explosive batting at the top. In T20 international, KL Rahul is the only Indian player who had scored century while batting at number four or less. Meanwhile, Rahul is approaching his half-century. He was named the player of the match and selection to the Indian Test squad for the Australian tour followed. [32][33] For his performances in the 2018 IPL season, he was named in the Cricinfo and Cricbuzz IPL XI. With that century, he broke the record of the most runs scored by an Indian batsman in an IPL match. The ratio between the highest and second-highest scores in this innings was 7.57, which is the third-best in the tournament’s history. Ahead of the 2014 IPL, he was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 1 crore, before returning to RCB ahead of the 2016 IPL season. India needed just eight runs from the final over and they should have have won the match with set batsmen Rahul and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in full flow. For his performances in the 2019 IPL season, he was named in the Cricinfo IPL XI. [30][31] Rahul missed the 2017 season due to a shoulder injury. 2 – KL Rahul’s century in this match is only the 2nd ODI century by an Indian wicketkeeper outside Asia. Playing for South Zone in the final of the 2014–15 Duleep Trophy against Central Zone, Rahul scored 185 off 233 balls in the first innings and 130 off 152 in the second. (2016) Kl Rahul is the fastest T20 century batsman from India. "May be KL Rahul should replace Prithvi Shaw as an opener," feels legendary former India opener Sunil ... like a century on ODI debut in Harare and a rakish T20 hundred vs West Indies in Florida. In the process, he became the first Indian opener to score a century in his debut Test in the West Indies. Even though he is the most successful captain in India’s Test cricket history, some fans have sought to change his leadership role. [36], Rahul was named captain of the Kings XI Punjab for the 2020 IPL, after former captain Ravichandran Ashwin was traded to Delhi Capitals. [39], Rahul had a brilliant IPL 2020 season as he scored 670 runs in all the 14 matches he played. Records created by KL Rahul with his unbeaten century: KL Rahul’s unbeaten 132 is the highest individual score by a captain, a wicketkeeper and also by an Indian in the IPL. James Anderson also became the oldest quick to take a five-for in the sub-continent, surpassing New Zealand great Richard Hadlee who achieved the feat at 37 years of age. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, cricketers have to adhere to strict procedures for an international series. There has been a clamour to remove Virat Kohli as the captain of the Indian cricket team. [citation needed] He started cricket training at the age of 10, and, two years later, started playing matches for both Bangalore United Cricket Club and his club in Mangalore. India vs Australia 3rd T20 Highlights: Australia End India's Winning Streak, Visitors Take Series 2-1 IND vs AUS: Matthew Wade hit his third T20I half-century … IPL 2020: KL Rahul Century Sets Up KXIP's Comprehensive Win Against RCB. For his performances in the 2016 IPL season, he was named as wicket keeper in the Cricinfo and Cricbuzz IPL XI. KL Rahul hits a sublime unbeaten century to lead India to an eight-wicket victory over England in the first Twenty20 at Old Trafford. Rahul made his Test debut in the 2014 Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Kl Rahul is the first batsman from India to score a century in his debut ODI match. READ| KXIP's KL Rahul: Mandeep's toughness has rubbed on to other guys Currently Rahul is the skipper of IPL team Kings XI Punjab. He gave a glimpse of his prowess as a T20 player when he hit a 14-ball 50 in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) against Delhi Capitals. India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant was hailed as the hero of India's win at Gabba after scoring an unbeaten 89. He was part of the 15-man squad for the Indian tour of Bangladesh in June 2015 but withdrew due to Dengue fever. Get free access to newsletters, alerts and recommendations. [40], Rahul won the Orange Cap in IPL 2020 for scoring most runs in IPL 2020.[41]. KL Rahul (Pic Source: IPL T20) Rahul became the fastest Indian batsman to complete 2000 IPL runs. West Indies’ score of 245/6, the third highest T20 score, was amassed riding on Rookie opener Evin Lewis’ 100 (49 balls; 5x4, 9x6) and Johnson Charles’ (79 of 33 balls; 6x4, 7x6) as the Caribbeans mauled the Indian bowlers after being put into bat by Dhoni. KL Rahul names the player who could break the Yuvraj Singh 6 sixes record. Partnership between Rahul and Pooran is worth 43. India thus failed to pull off the highest ever successful run chase which still stands at 236 for 6 which the West Indies pulled off against South Africa in January last year in Johannesburg. In IPL 2020 auctions, he was appointed as a new captain of KXIP. [38] He also broke the record of the most runs scored by a captain in an IPL match. [22] They were both sent home ahead of the ODI series against Australia and the fixtures of India's tour to New Zealand. [14], He was picked in the Indian squad for the four-test tour against West Indies in 2016. In the team's first match of the season he scored the fastest 50 in IPL history, taking 14 balls to reach the milestone and breaking the record of Sunil Narine. Director of Cricket Operations and Head Coach: score a century on One Day International debut, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, "India vs Zimbabwe 2016: KL Rahul creates history on ODI debut", "India vs West Indies: KL Rahul's story would probably do a movie scriptwriter proud", "World Cup: Mangalore, Bangalore, England - the Rahul journey! Hardik Pandya posted a video on Twitter for his 'Dad' expressing the pang in his heart. India vs Australia: Speaking in a video on Youtube, Ashwin revealed what went down in the middle and questioned Australia's tactics on the day. KL Rahul To Faf Du Plessis: Here Is The List Of Players Who Were Dismissed For 199 In Test Cricket Know which players have lost their wickets with very fewer runs needed to score a double century. The KXIP skipper scored a tremendous century against RCB … BBL 2020-21. Kl Rahul's blistering fifty still remains the fastest in the IPL. Excellent from Rahul and he will aim to bat till the end. The match, the first international outing for India in United States, was in fact a competition of show of batting prowess between the two teams on a featherbed of a pitch on a small ground at Lauderhill and Dhoni’s men came second at the end. KL Rahul picked his 54-ball 101* against England as the most memorable of his T20I hundreds. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper. Controlled over from Chahal as he plugs the boundaries. India needed two runs from the final ball to win the match but Dhoni failed to get those runs as he was caught by Marlon Samuels, slicing a slower delivery off Dwayne Bravo to the heartbreak of the large number of Indian supporters at the stands. During the match he kept wicket after Wriddhiman Saha was injured. KXIP vs RCB Dream11 IPL 2020 HIGHLIGHTS: KL Rahul Slams Century, Spinners Star as Punjab Beat Bangalore by 97 Runs team-news@corp.india.com (India.com News … cricketer who plays for Karnataka in domestic cricket and captains Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. DUBAI: India captain Virat Kohli moved up a place to eighth while KL Rahul broke into the top three in the latest ICC rankings for T20 batsmen, after their impressive performances in … KL Rahul is a right-hand batsman and an efficient baller too. Speaking on Star Sports, Gambhir said that KKR should have allowed Kuldeep to go elsewhere in case he is not in their plans for the future. Indian batsman KL Rahul opened the innings alongside Shikhar Dhawan in the first T20I against Australia on Friday. KL Rahul’s century goes in vain as West Indies beat India by one run in 1st T20 West Indies defeated India by one run in a record run-laden Twenty20 clash on Saturday after piling up … He is a right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper. * 110 : KL Rahul became the highest-scorer for India in T20 international cricket history, beating Rohit Sharma's 106 against South Africa at Dharamsala in 2015. Read about KL Rahul's career details on Cricbuzz.com ... T20 LEAGUE. IPL 2020: KL Rahul’s Record Century, Yuzvendra Chahal’s Clever Bowling Highlights Of Week 1 Indian youngsters have stolen the show in the opening week of IPL 2020 in UAE. He returned to the side for the first Test of the Sri Lankan tour after Murali Vijay was ruled out due to injury, scoring his second Test century and being named player of the match. [6][7][8], Rahul made his first-class cricket debut for Karnataka in the 2010–11 season. Joe Root scored a breezy, unbeaten 67 and will resume on the third morning with Jonny Bairstow, who has 24. [5] At age 18 he moved to Bangalore to study at Jain University and pursue his cricket career. India off-spinner R Ashwin in his YouTube conversation with fielding coach R Sridhar added another chapter to off the field incidents in Australia by revealing that Indian cricketers were not allowed to enter the lift in Sydney if any member of the Australian squad was already inside it. [10] During the 2013-14 domestic season he scored 1,033 first-class runs, the second highest scorer that season.[9]. The pair have put on 93 for the third wicket at a rate of more than four runs per over to dig the tourists out of some early strife. KL Rahul is also the first Indian to score a century on ODI debut. [20] He is also the first Indian batsman to be dismissed hit-wicket in T20Is. He achieved this feat against West Indies on Saturday in a nail-biting contest which India lost when captain cool M S Dhoni failed to score two runs of the last ball of the match. KL Rahul scored his second T20I century for India. India almost pulled of the highest ever successful run chase in T20 Internationals with Lokesh Rahul smashing his maiden hundred but fell short by just one run in a nerve-wrecking last ball finish to lose the first of the two T20 match against the West Indiesin Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. In the same season he represented his country at the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, scoring a total of 143 runs in the competition. [24], In April 2019, he was named in India's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. [9] He made his debut in the Indian Premier League in 2013, for Royal Challengers Bangalore. [28], In October 2020, Rahul was named as the vice-captain for the One Day International and Twenty20 International series of India against Australia.[29]. [34][35] After making scores of 90+ three times during 2018, he reached his maiden IPL century in 2019, scoring 100 not out from 64 against Mumbai Indians. K. L. Rahul full name Kannur Lokesh Rahul is an Indian cricketer who made his debut in 2014 and scored maiden century in his 2nd Test match. Rahul made his international debut in 2014 and scored his maiden Test century in his second Test match. ... With the help of his 39-run-knock and Manish Pandey's brilliant half-century, India posted a fighting total of 165 runs in 20 overs. T20 Rankings: Kohli gains a place as KL Rahul breaks into top 3. Kl Rahul is the first player from Karnataka to score a triple century in the Ranji Trophy. After dropping two catches, Kohli, undoubtedly one of the best when it comes to run-chasing, failed with the bat managing just a run off five balls before he was caught off a Sheldon Cottrell delivery. KL Rahul sets the record of scoring the fastest century by an Indian batsman in Twenty20 international. As he scored the 39th run of his innings, Rahul joined the likes of … Smarting from their 2-0 whitewash in New Zealand, Pakistan have included nine uncapped players in their 20-member squad for the matches in Karachi and Rawalpindi. Rahul played in the second Test at Jamaica and scored a strokeful 158, his highest Test score then. t20 Profile A tall, elegant right-hand batsman who can keep wicket in a crisis, KL Rahul is among the most highly rated opening batsmen in India's next generation. [37], In the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on 24 September 2020, he scored an unbeaten 132 off just 69 balls. [12][13] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut later in the same tour. He had a dramatic redemption in Sydney as he stroked his way to a patient century… He went on to score 188 in the 2014–15 Ranji Trophy final against Tamil Nadu and finished the season with an average of 93.11 in the nine matches he played. [15] In the first match of the T20I series in the United States, he scored a century off 46 balls in a losing cause, the second-fastest ever and fastest by an Indian. India had their entire frontline attack wiped out before the Brisbane decider, but the injury-ravaged tourists still pulled off an epic 2-1 series victory in Australia after a lion-hearted effort by their replacement bowlers. [23] On 24 January 2019, after lifting the suspension on Pandya and Rahul, the BCCI announced that Rahul would re-join the squad for India A matches. He finished the season as the 11th highest run-scorer, and RCB's third, with 397 runs from 14 matches. [16][17] He also set the world record for being the only player to score hundred in first innings as opener in both Tests and ODIs. He replaced Rohit Sharma and was presented with his Test cap by MS Dhoni. 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Kannur Lokesh Rahul (born 18 April 1992), commonly known as KL Rahul, is an Indian international KL Rahul in T20. India captain Ajinkya Rahane, who led India in three Tests after regular captain Virat Kohli went on paternity leave after the series opener in Adelaide, had special messages for both Kuldeep Yadav and Kartik Tyagi after India’s historic win in Brisbane. He scored 5 fifties and 1 hundred with a highest score of unbeaten 132 against RCB and also had an average of 55.83. This was the highest ever T20 International score against India by any team, surpassing the 219 for 4 by South Africa in Johannesburg in March 2012. The way the West Indians were hammering the Indian bowlers, it seemed that Dhoni’s decision to insert the opposition in backfired but his boys were up to the task and they were on the verge of turning the match on its head with a vintage batting performance only to fall short by just one run. [4], Rahul grew up in Mangalore, completing his high school at NITK English Medium School and pre-university at St. Aloysius College. Playing in his fourth T20I, Rahul reached to his 100 in 46 balls, the joint second fastest in T20 Internationals along with South African Faf du Plessis and just one ball short of South African Richard Levi’s fastest 45-ball hundred against New Zealand in 2012 in Hamilton. KL Rahul who blasted his 1st T20 International century and his 100 comes from 46-balls. He batted at number six and made three runs in the first innings; in the second innings, he played at number 3 and made only 1 run but retained his place for the next Test at Sydney where he opened the innings with Murali Vijay and made 110 runs, his maiden international hundred. In countries like Pakistan, international games are being played in empty stadiums and players' movement confined to just their hotel and stadiums. 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