10 Interesting Facts You Might Have Missed About KL Rahul in 2023

Fastest Fifty in IPL

KL Rahul holds the record of fastest 50 in IPL. On 8th April 2018, KL Rahul scored 51 off just 14 deliveries against Delhi Capitals.

Only Indian in Top 5 fastest century scorers in IPL

KL scored 132* runs in 69 balls with 14 fours and 7 sixes with a strike rate of 191.30. He achieved this milestone on 24 Sep 2020 while playing for Kings XI against RCB at Dubai (DSC).

Only Indian Batsman to score a Century in ODI Debut

KL Rahul became the only Indian batsman to score a century on a debut match in ODI when made 100 (Not out) on 115 balls against Zimbabwe in 2016.

Suspended by BCCI for controversial remarks

During the Australia tour in January 2019, KL Rahul as well as Hardik Pandya made controversial remarks in the TV show Koffee with Karan for which both the players were suspended by BCCI. Both had to leave the tour midway. They also got dropped from the New Zealand series though 2 weeks later the suspension was lifted.

KL Rahul along with Hardik Pandya in Koffee with Karan show

KL Rahul married Athiya Shetty

KL Rahul married his longtime lover Athiya Shetty (daughter of Suniel Shetty) on 23rd January 2023 in Khandala. The wedding was held at Suniel Shetty’s Jahaan farmhouse in Khandala.

KL Rahul marrying Athiya Shetty and their families including Suniel Shetty is showering flowers on them

Big Tattoo Lover

KL Rahul is a great tattoo lover. He has got 7 tattoos on his body where each tattoo represents a different meaning. The most prominent one being “Veni, Vidi, Vici”, a Latin phrase meaning “I Came, I saw, I Conquered”.

Part of Under-19 World Cup squad in 2009/10

KL Rahul was a part of Under-19 World Cup squad in 2009/10 held at New Zealand in which Indian team lost to Pakistan in quarter finals.

3rd Indian Batsman to score 100s in all three formats

After Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina, KL Rahul is only Indian batsman to hit centuries in all the three formats of cricket

Title of India’s Crisis Man

KL Rahul has batted on various positions and led Indian team to victory at crucial times. Moreover, he has also performed as wicket keeper occassionally in shorter cricket formats.

KL Rahul doing wicketkeeping in a match

Holds the post of Assistant Manager in RBI

During a famous talk show “Breakfast With Champions”, KL Rahul revealed that during Covid-19, his mother pushed him to complete his degree which he did. Moreover, his parents also insisted him to get a Government job for “Stable career”. So, he appeared for the examination, cleared it and joined as Assistant Manager in Reserve Bank of India.

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