Full Name – Kananur Lokesh Rahul
Date of Birth – 18 April 1992
Birthplace – Bangalore, India
Nationality – Indian
IPL Team – Punjab Kings
Salary as a Player – ₹5 crore from BCCI, ₹11 Crore from IPL
Net Worth – US$6 Million
First International Appearance – 26 December 2014 v Australia (Test)
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There isn’t a shadow of a doubt about KL Rahul’s batting ability as he has shown his calibre in the Indian Premier League over the past few seasons. He also delivered stupendous performances in the latest tour of England where he was one of the top-scorers for India and helped the team, who have often been criticised for poor outings on swinging pitches, put respectable totals.
As far as his IPL career is concerned, Rahul has quite a few records to his name. Case in point: in the match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on 24 September 2020, Rahul scored an unbeaten 132 off just 69 balls. With this emphatic ton, he broke the record of the most runs scored by an Indian batter in an IPL match and also the record of the most runs scored by a captain in an IPL match.
STYLE OF PLAY
KL Rahul opens the batting along with Rohit Sharma for India and is a very technically gifted player. He can play a wide variety of shots and is also dependable when it comes to keep his wicket in check. He scores runs at a decent pace and is also one of the athletic fielders in the squad.
KL Rahul’s Sponsors/Endorsements
Puma – In August 2018, KL Rahul joined Virat Kohli as a brand ambassador of Puma in India on an initial three-year deal.
Cure.fit – Towards the end of 2017, health and fitness start-up Cure.fit made KL Rahul one of its fitness ambassadors.
Gully – Gully is a streetwear brand which is owned by KL Rahul himself. He promotes his brand through his personal social media accounts.
RBI – KL Rahul is one of the many cricketers who promote the RBI’s financial literacy campaign.
Colgate – KL Rahul linked up with Colgate in 2021 and has been promoting products of the brand like Vedshakti Mouth Protect Spray.
Alpino Health Foods – Alpino Health Foods and KL Rahul released their first advertisement together in August 2021.
MVR Homes – KL Rahul has also tied up with MVR Homes in Goa.
Red Bull – KL Rahul, along with the Wings For Life organisation, offered Red Bull lovers a chance to win the bat with which Rahul scored 108 runs against England in March.
Tata Motors – The Indian opener signed a deal with Tata Motors in 2020 and exclusively promoted the Tata Nexon launched that year.
Beardo – Beardo paid homage to the evergreen ‘Mooch’ with a classy new foot-thumping music video featuring some of India’s most desirable and dapper men – Hrithik Roshan, KL Rahul, Nick (Be YouNick), Kunal Kapoor, Binny (the composer of the song) among others in 2020. KL Rahul is still an ambassador of the brand.