KL Rahul Profile: Coming from downtown India, KL Rahul lured too many eyeballs with his sheer talent. Rahul made his IPL debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in 2013 but was always overshadowed by the likes of Kohli, de Villiers, and Gayle. KL Rahul’s true potential was seen by the world when started his IPL move with the then Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in 2018. He soon became the captain of the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and the backbone of the team as well. KL Rahul will be hoping to orchestrate a title win for his team in IPL 2021. Although initially, it seemed like Rahul was tailor-made for the longest format of the game, his evolvement as a complete player over the years is worth noting. He is currently the no.2 T20I batsman in the world. Check KL Rahul Test Records, ODI Records, T20I Records, IPL Records
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KL Rahul International Debut: While some might dream of making a debut for their nation on the biggest of the days, KL Rahul actually lived it. He made his Test debut on Boxing day in Australia in 2014. Although the match wasn’t a memorable one for the debutant as he failed to make an impact with the bat and also slipped down few important catches.
KL Rahul Test Records: KL Rahul is currently not a permanent member of the Indian test side but is still a heavy contender for a spot in the middle-order. He has so far played 60 test innings in which he has scored a total of 2006 runs which includes 5 centuries. His best score remains at 199 which he scored against England.
KL Rahul ODI Records: An aggressive batsman like KL Rahul has not played enough matches in ODI cricket to prove his worth. He has played a total of 36 ODI innings, scoring a total of 1394 runs at an impressive average of 48.07. Making a debut in ODIs in 2016 against Zimbabwe, KL Rahul became the first Indian batsman to make a century on debut.
KL Rahul T20I Records: KL Rahul is also the number 2 batsman currently in T20I cricket and has played 48 matches so far with 1557 runs under his belt. He has already scored 2 hundred in T20Is. With a batsman as attacking as KL Rahul, records are just a matter of time when they will start coming to him. In the first-ever cricket series in the United States of America against West Indies, KL Rahul in the very first match of the series slammed a ton and became the first Indian to score the fastest T20I century and 2nd overall.
KL Rahul IPL Records: His IPL dominance is truly reflected by his stats. The captain of Punjab Kings (PBKS) has batted in 72 innings amassing 2647 runs at a staggering average of 44+. Even his strike rate has been noteworthy- 135.81. His adaptable form of the game makes him one of the most dependable batsmen in T20 cricket. Talking about KL Rahul’s record in IPL, he holds the record of fastest fifty in IPL beating the erstwhile record-holder Sunil Narine. This magical inning came from the bat of Rahul in the year 2018 against the Delhi Capitals.
KL Rahul IPL Salary
Rs 48.1 crore
IPL 2021- Rs 11 crore