Cricketing milestones, rise through the ranks, trials and tribulations and their glamorous lifestyles – we cover it all in ‘Know Your Player’, a brand-new section aimed at keeping you updated with everything you need to know! In this edition, we take a look at India’s Mr. Dependable, KL Rahul. Keep watching this space for a new superstar every time!
Rahul’s rise to the top has been a roller-coaster ride. His accumulation of runs in the first-class cricket rightly saw him break into India’s Test team. However, his failures in the longest format saw his ouster from the side. Rahul made a smashing return with his white-ball exploits. Playing various roles of an opening batsman, middle-order batsman, wicketkeeper and captain, he is firmly established in the Indian setup now.
Off the field
While Rahul has been portraying his good-boy image for long, he was part of an unfortunate controversy in January 2019. Rahul was severely punished by the BCCI for appearing in a TV show alongside Hardik Pandya where the all-rounder made controversial comments. Being an eligible bachelor, Rahul’s name often features in gossip related to his personal life. The batsman is also known for his intense dedication towards fitness.