KL Rahul is a top-order batsman and wicket-keeper, he plays for India internationally, Karnataka in the domestic circuit and is the captain of Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. Hailing from a background of high academic standards, KL Rahul was born and brought up in the prestigious National Institute of Technology, Karnataka, where his father is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering. Having started off with batting on the grass-less field of the college, Rahul’s parents spotted a spark in him and decided that he must receive formal training in order to realize his talents.
With an ideal mentor in Rahul Dravid, KL Rahul shares more than his first name with the Indian legend; the dogged resistance, the compact, airtight technique, and the unimpeachable focus at the crease are all common factors between the two batting technicians. Rahul made his international debut in 2014 and scored his maiden Test century in his second Test match. He became the first Indian to score a century on One Day International debut and became the third Indian to score a century in all three formats of international cricket. Currently, he is seen in a great form with his bat and also behind the stumps. He has certainly entered the record books as a first-time wicket-keeper with excellent keeping.
There is no harm to say that this Karnataka boy is the next big thing in the Indian Cricket Team.