Ever since the Karnataka batsman, KL Rahul has stepped into the international arena, many people have found similarities between him and his namesake Rahul Dravid. Apart from the name, they have a lot of other things in common like both are technically sound, solid top-order batsmen from Karnataka, capable of playing long innings and also have the ability to keep wickets in a crunch. In his short First-Class career, Rahul has already established himself as a big-innings player, averaging well over 50.
Lokesh Rahul debut for India in Test first in the third Test at MCG Rahul, where he failed miserably. However, in the next Test at SCG, opening the batting and responded with 110. Despite his immense promise Rahul has shown a worrying tendency to get out early some of the matches as well.
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Apart from his other set of skills, Rahul is also an excellent close-in fielder and more than handy wicketkeeper, He is definitely a long-term prospect for India if he can sort out his inconsistencies. Even in the Indian Premier League (IPL), he was a slow starter as in 2015 he played for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)but couldn’t manage to make an impact but in 2016, when he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), he suddenly became a different batsman as he scored 397 runs in that season at strike rate of 146.
In the same year, he became the second Indian to score a T20I century against the Windies, he also scored a century on his ODI debut as well However, he started IPL 2018 with a blast by scoring the fastest ever century in the history of IPL in just 14 balls. In the ongoing season of IPL, 387 runs in the 9 matches at a strike rate of around 127. He is playing for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) this year.