Top 50 Most Desirable Men: No.25 - KL Rahul, An Occasional Wicket-keeper And Top-order Batsman

Nalini Suri |May 30, 2019

Standing peacefully in the middle of Top 50 Most Desirable Men, KL Rahul made his point at 25th ranking alongside with other celebrities.

Adding to Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul is another cricketer spotting his name in Top 50 Most Desirable Men. He is an artistic right-hand batsman to be appreciated the most highly in the next generation of India batsmen.

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Accidentally named Rahul

The cricketer was born in 1992 in Mangalore with full name Kannur Lokesh Rahul and often known as KL Rahul. There was a story about his name that his father K.N. Lokesh was a cricketer Sunil Gavaskar’s fan, so his father wanted to follow Gavaskar’s to name Rahul as Rohan Gavaskar. But then he mistook it as Rahul.

When Rahul was 11 years old in Mangalore, he began playing cricket. Turning to be 18, Rahul moved to another city Bangalore to have his education at Jain University. Officially from that time, he pursued his dream of a cricketer. His parents put a spark on him and made a decision that his talents must be realized through formal training.

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Success from hard-working

In 2002, at the age of 10, KL Rahul attended the selection trials for under-13 of the Mangalore Zone. Unluckily, he was not chosen but that dampened his spirit hardly.

His trainer Samuel Jayaraj shared “After he saw that his name was not on the team list, Rahul asked me if he could join our practice sessions. I agreed, and Rahul came half an hour early to practice the next day. Even at that young age, Rahul knew the importance of hard work”.

Jayaraj added an emphasis that the cricketerwas one of his very few wards to show the dedication in a single-minded way.

As a subsequence for Rahul’s efforts, his hard work paid off. At the age of 12, he not only named himself in the Mangalore Zone side under-13 but also made 2 double hundreds scores in the tournament of KSCA inter-zonal.

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12-year-old Rahul was also spotted by the greatest former cricketer and captain Rahul Dravid with a long talk, which was a great boost to his confidence.

Top 50 Most Desirable Men: KL Rahul - From domestic to international cricketer career


KL Rahul debuted in first-class cricket in the season 2012-2013 for Karnataka then represented India at the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

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KL Rahul in 2010 ICC under-19 Cricket World Cup

Not long later, he debuted in the Indian Premier League in the 2013-2014 domestic season and became the second highest run-getter with a score for 1,033 first-class runs in that season.

The debut prospect on a considerable occasion of a Boxing Day replacing Rohit Sharma against the chirpiest team of the world threw Rahul off the game under pressure. Compared manifestation to his nervous jitters, because of the lost series, the captain and selectors made a decision of giving KL Rahul a chance of going at his very usual spot of opening in Sydney Test. He ransomed dramatically in Sydney when striking his way in the patient century, which proved himself of belonging to the nation more than anybody else.

KL Rahul then was chosen for the limited-overs Zimbabwe squad and the West Indies in the middle of 2016. It was the time he burst forth with a century both on T20I and ODI debut to show his own versatility across the formats. He made up a nice run for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL before. His highest score up to the present is making one heart-breaking 199 in the Test cricket.

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Flamboyant version Rahul said when obtaining the award of the man of the match in IPL


In Top 50 Most Desirable Men, KL Rahul is not the only cricketer but his elegant wicket-keeping stands his name in the heart of his fans. In the future, he will versatile win more trophies for his career by his hard work and tireless efforts.


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