K. L. Rahul Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

K. L. Rahul Quick Info
Height5 ft 11 in
Weight75 kg
Date of BirthApril 18, 1992
Zodiac SignAries
Eye ColorDark Brown

K. L. Rahul is an Indian professional cricketer and TV personality, best known as a top-order batsman and occasionally a wicket-keeper playing for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL (Indian Premier League). At the 2018 IPL auction, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for a price of INR 11 crore, making it the 3rd-highest joint price. He immediately proved to be a worthy investment because in his debut game he managed to score the fastest 50 in the IPL history by taking 14 balls to reach the milestone. In addition, he also played for Karnataka domestically as well as for the Indian national cricket team in Test, ODI, and T20I internationally.

Born Name

Kannur Lokesh Rahul

Nick Name

K. L. Rahul, Kamal Lajawab Rahul

K. L. Rahul in an Instagram post as seen in November 2018
K. L. Rahul in an Instagram post as seen in November 2018 (K. L. Rahul / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

Residence

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

Rahul attended Jain University in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Occupation

Professional Cricketer, TV Personality

Family

  • Father – K. N. Lokesh (University Professor and Former Director of the National Institute of Technology Karnataka)
  • Mother – Rajeshwari (Professor at Mangalore University)
  • Siblings – Bhavna (Younger Sister)

Manager

K. L. Rahul is represented by Cornerstone (Manager) in Bandra Bandstand, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Bowling Style

Right-Arm Medium

Batting Style

Right-Handed

Role

  • Opening Batsman
  • Wicketkeeper

Shirt Number

11 – India National Team (T20I), Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore

1 – Kings XI Punjab, India National Team (Cricket World Cup 2019)

Build

Athletic

K. L. Rahul in an Instagram post in June 2019
K. L. Rahul in an Instagram post in June 2019 (K. L. Rahul / Instagram)

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

75 kg or 165.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

K. L. Rahul has dated –

  1. Nidhhi Agerwal (2018) – K. L. Rahul was rumored to be dating actress Nidhhi Agerwal in 2018. However, he later clarified the rumors stating that they were just good friends.
  2. Athiya Shetty (2019) – On November 5, 2019, they were pictured celebrating her birthday at a cafe alone, laughing candidly together. However, neither of them confirmed their relationship officially.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

K. L. Rahul in an Instagram post as seen in August 2019
K. L. Rahul in an Instagram post as seen in August 2019 (K. L. Rahul / Instagram)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Tall height
  • Multiple tattoos

Brand Endorsements

K. L. Rahul has endorsed brands such as –

  • Puma
  • RedBull
  • Gully Live Fast
  • Boat
  • Sanspareils Greenlands (SG)
  • Tata Harrier
  • Colston JULIAN
K. L. Rahul as seen in August 2019
K. L. Rahul as seen in August 2019 (K. L. Rahul / Instagram)

K. L. Rahul Facts

  1. His dad wanted to name him after his favorite cricketer, Rohan Sunil Gavaskar. However, he mistook Rohan’s name and named him Rahul.
  2. Rahul started playing cricket at the age of 11.
  3. The 1st tattoo he ever got was at the age of 17, which was a giant wing on his back. He later added the tattoo of his dog Simba to the back as well.
  4. Rahul had to miss the 2017 cricket season because he injured his shoulder in April of that year.
  5. He is the 3rd Indian batsman to score a century in all 3 international formats – T20I, ODI, and Test.
  6. Rahul has averaged over 50 in 2 seasons playing for Kings XI Punjab. In 2018, he scored 659 runs, while in 2019 he scored 593 in the opening spot.
  7. He enjoys playing paintball in his free time, especially with his Punjab teammates. He calls those games “a team bonding session” that always turns out to be very intense.
  8. Rahul and his fellow cricketer, Hardik Pandya got suspended form all forms of cricket in January 2019. The reason was that they made controversial comments in an Indian talk show, Koffee with Karan earlier that month. The ban was lifted on January 24, 2019.
  9. Rahul scored his maiden hundred in a match against Sri Lanka during the Cricket World Cup 2019.
  10. In early November 2019, Rahul found out about one of his big fans, an 18-year-old Rahul Sawant, who suffered from cancer. Not wasting time, he visited him and vowed to help support his treatment.

Featured Image by K. L. Rahul / Instagram

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