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KL Rahul Seeks Spiritual Blessings in Ujjain Ahead of IPL 2024
By CricShots - Mar 20, 2024 3:32 pm
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KL Rahul is poised for a comeback as he gears up to lead the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, commencing this Friday. The LSG squad is set to kick off their campaign against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday in Jaipur, with preparations in full swing as players undergo rigorous training sessions under the guidance of newly-appointed head coach Justin Langer.

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KL Rahul visited Ujjain with his family

Prior to joining the LSG camp, Rahul embarked on a spiritual journey, paying homage at the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain to seek blessings for the upcoming season. Despite his recent absence from the cricketing arena due to a quadriceps injury sustained during the Test series against England, Rahul remains determined to make a resounding impact upon his return to the IPL arena.

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KL Rahul boasts an impressive track record in the IPL, amassing 4163 runs in 118 matches. Renowned for his consistency and ability to deliver under pressure, he has surpassed the 600-run mark on four occasions in the tournament and boasts four centuries to his name, trailing only behind Virat Kohli as the second Indian batsman with the most hundreds in IPL history.

Since his debut in 2013, Rahul has also notched up an impressive tally of 33 half-centuries in the IPL. While his previous IPL campaign was marred by injury, with Rahul managing to score 273 runs in 9 matches before being sidelined, the talented batsman has since undergone a rigorous rehabilitation phase at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore.

KL Rahul’s triumphant return to international cricket during the Asia Cup 2023, where India clinched the title, showcased his resilience and determination.

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Moreover, Rahul’s stellar performance at the ICC ODI World Cup further solidified his stature, as he etched his name in history by smashing the record for the fastest century scored by an Indian at the tournament, achieving the milestone in just 62 balls during a group stage clash against the Netherlands.