Lokesh Rahul is an Indian international cricket player who was born on April 18, 1992. He is a 29-year-old is right-handed wicket-keeper batsman known for his hard-hitting strength.
He is captain of Punjab kings in the Vivo IPL. He plays as the opener in One-day matches, Test matches and T20’s for India. Lokesh Rahul will be part of the Indian squad for the upcoming 2021’s T20 world cup.
Lokesh Rahul Domestic Cricket Career
Lokesh Rahul started his cricket career in 2010-11 for Karnataka. Behalf this Lokesh Rahul is part of India’s U19 cricket world cup squad in 2010 where he scores 143 runs in the competition. IN the year 2013-14, Lokesh Rahul scored 1,033 First-class runs in domestic cricket, where he was the 2nd highest scorer in the season. Due to that impact, Lokesh Rahul made his IPL debut for the franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2013. After that, Lokesh Rahul played for franchises Royal Challengers, Banglore, Sunriseers Hydrabad and now he is captain of the franchise Punjab kings. He is the fastest player in the IPL to achieve the 50 run mark in just 16 balls.
Lokesh Rahul International Cricket Career
Lokesh Rahul made his One-Day International debut on Zimbabwe’s tour in 2016 at Harare Sports Club, where he achieved his maiden hundred in his debut match. Also, he played a quality knock of 100 runs helped India to win. So, Lokesh Rahul is the only Indian player who has achieved this feat.
Later, Lokesh Rahul made his T20 cricket debut in the same year against Zimbabwe in the same tour. Finally, Lokesh Rahul made his Test debut in the 2014 Boxing Day Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Stadium. Where he was represented by his Test cap captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Lokesh Rahul is 3rd Indian player who has hundreds in all formats of Cricket. And now Lokesh Rahul will play with the Indian cricket team caption, Virat Kohli.
Lokesh Rahul IPL Career
Lokesh Rahul started his IPL career with Royal franchise challengers Bangalore. Later he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Now Lokesh Rahul is part of Punjab Kings and he is captain of it. Lokesh Rahu’s IPL net worth is 6 million dollars. He is in the top 20 wealthy Indian cricketers list. Lokesh has done a hundred runs mark twice in his IPL career. Lokesh Rahul was the holder of the prestigious Orange Cap for IPL year 2020, held in the UAE.
Lokesh Rahul Acchievements
- Rahul holds the record of most runs in the bilateral T20I series for Team India against New Zealand. He scores a total of 224 runs in that.
- Rahul is the third Indian batsman who scored a hundred in all three formats of the game.
- Rahul is the first Indian batsman to score a century on his ODI debut, and He achieved this feat against Zimbabwe in the 2016 series.
- Also, Rahul is the only player to have scored a century in the first innings as an opener in both test matches and ODI’s.
- He is the fastest batsman in the world who scores centuries in all three formats. He achieved this feat in only20 innings. He broke the record of Ahmed Shezad’s who took 76 innings to do.
- Behalf this; he has a record of having a century while batting on number 4 or lower.
- He has a record of getting out on golden duck in the debut T20I match. Non-other than him, any Indian batsman never gone out on duck.
- Lokesh Rahul has a record of having three consecutive fifty in matches against any team in T20’s
- Rahul also has a record of most catches in any match. He achieved this record against England on August 18 in 2018.
Lokesh Rahul Stats
Lokesh Rahul made his international Test cricket debut in 2014 in the Boxing Day match against Australia. Rahul played a total of 40 test matches and scored a total of 2321 runs in 68 innings. His highest score in Test matches is 199. His batting average is 35 and having an attacking strike rate of 55.1. Rahul is a very versatile player in Test cricket. He scored a total of 6 centuries and 12 fifties in his Test cricket career to date.
Lokesh Rahul made his maiden century in his first ODI match against Zimbabwe in 2016 at Harare Cricket Stadium. He played a total of 37 innings in 38 ODI matches and managed to score 1509 runs, including five hundred and nine fifties having a strike rate of total 89.9 on an average of 48.7. He is the most liken ODI opener batsman in India after Rohit Sharma. His personal highest score in ODI is 112 runs.
Having two hundred and 12 50’s in T20I. Rahul made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe in 2016 at Harare sports club. HE had to get out on golden duck in that match. He is the first Indian player to get out on duck in his debut T20I match. Keeping besides that, this Monster batsman has scored a total of 1095 runs in 45 innings in T20I 49 matches. He has a record of scoring a century on batting at position four or lower than it. His career strike rate is 142.2 having an average of 39.9.
Orange Cap holder of IPL season 13, which was held in UAE, Lokesh Rahul made his IPL debut in 2013 for Royal challengers Bangalore. In 2014 he was taken by Sunrisers.
Hyderabad for one crore. Rahul has scored a total of 3273 runs in 85 innings in 94 IPL matches. With an average of 47.4 and a strike rate of 136.4. Rahul has scored 2 IPL centuries and 27 fifties. He has a record of fastest IPL 50 in just 16 balls. He came into selectors favourite choice due to his tremendous hitting ability in IPL. Commentator Akash Chopra Has given him the name “Kamal Lajawab Rahul” due to his fantastic shots in IPL.
Lokesh Family, Education And Friends
Rahul was born in Mangalore. He has done his study in NITK English Medium School. And further 12th in Aloysius college. He has a B.Com Degree. He started playing Cricket at the age of 10years. After this, he started playing Cricket for his regional cricket club and Bangalore United Cricket Club. Rahul was born into a middle-class Hindu family in 1992. His caste is lingayat.
His father, KN Rahul worked as Dean and his mother, Rajeshwari Rahul, was a history teacher in school. Rahul has one sister and her name is Bhavna. Rahul has a great friend from the Bollywood industry Athiya Shetty. They are very good friends. Many rumours about them are in love with each other, and both are dating each other secretly. Media spotted them much time together in stadiums and outside also.
When was Lokesh Rahul started playing Cricket?
According to Lokesh Rahul, he started playing cricket when he was 3 to 4 years old. Rahul also said his father told him he used to pick the bat and run into the whole house with ball-playing Cricket. Rahul first time went to summer camp for Cricket when he was just 11 years old.
Who Is the inspiration in Cricket and other sports for Lokesh Rahul?
Lokesh Rahul likes the way he plays Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. His inspiration in Cricket is Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. Rahul style inspiration is footballer David Beckham. Besides this, Rahul all-time favourite sports idol is Tennis player Roger Federer.
Whats’s is Lokesh Rahul favourite Cricket format T20, ODI or Test Cricket?
Rahul loves all three formats of crickets. But His favourite Is test cricket. There are massive challenges in Test cricket that make you better and strong.
Is it true that young boys taking motivation from him?
Yes, it’s defiantly true as his overall performance in cricket is excellent and he is a good role model for boys who are passionate about cricket.