The greatest batsman of the current time who has made a hundred on his debut match was born on 18 April 1992. His father was a professor, and he belonged from a small town. Sunil Gavaskar was his favorite cricketer, and he used to watch him while the match was going on. Rahul grew up in Mangalore, and his father was a professor at Mangalore University.
At the age of 10 and later, he started playing cricket, and two years later, he began playing for Bangalore United Cricket Club and another club in Mangalore. Later he moved to Bangalore and started at Jain University and started his cricket career there.
In the 2010-11 season, Rahul made his first-class cricket debut for Karnataka. In the same season, he started playing for his country at the 2010 ICC under 19 cricket world cup. He scored a total of 143 runs in the league. In the year 2013-14, he started playing for royal challengers Bangalore. He managed to score 1033 runs and was the second-highest scorer in the season.
When he played for south zone 2014-15 in Duleep trophy and the match was against the central zone. In the final game, Rahul scored 185 runs off just 233 balls in the first innings. Furthermore, he scored 130 runs off 152 balls in the second innings. He was awarded as the player of the match was added to the Indian squad for the Australian tour.
He became the first person from Karnataka to score a triple century as he scored 337 runs against Uttar Pradesh. Later he played many matches, and his career was started to gain heights. He played with an average of 93.11 against Tamil Nadu. All these records were enough to make a start in his international career.
Rahul made his test debut in the year 2014 at Melbourne cricket ground. He managed to replace Rohit Sharma and got his test cap from the legend, MS Dhoni. He only scored three runs in the first innings and batted at no six.
In the second innings, he made only one run by batting at number three. Everyone thought he wouldn’t get a chance to play in the next test, but the team management and MS Dhoni retained him for the next test.
In the next test, he opened with Murali Vijay in Sydney and made his international hundred. He made a total of 110 runs in that match and impressed everyone with his performance. His carer started to grow more from here, and then he became the part of Indian squad and scored many runs for India.
Indian premier league
Rahul started playing for royal challengers Bangalore in the season of 2013. He played as a wicket-keeper batsman, and he was the third batsman to score the highest runs. He scored a total of 397 runs, and later, he was brought by sunrises Hyderabad for INR for one crore. Later in the 2018 IPL auction, he was brought by Kings XI Punjab for 11 crores, and he was the third most expensive player.
Achievements in IPL
- He also scored the fastest 50 in that season. He scored 50 runs off just 14 balls and reached the milestone of Sunil Narine. He got many rewards in the season as he scored 90 plus runs three times in a season. In the year 2019, he scored a century as an opening batsman against Mumbai Indians. He scored 100 off 64 balls not out and was named as Cricinfo IPL XI.
- When Ashwin moved to Delhi capitals, Rahul was named the team Kings XI Punjab captain. He scored 132 runs off 69 balls against royal challengers on 24 September 2020. He broke the record of the highest runs scorer as a captain in the IPL match. In the year 2020, he scored a total of 670 runs in 14 innings. He scored five fifties and one hundred and managed to get the orange cap.
- He was the highest run-scorer in the season 2020. However, his team was not managed to make a place in the finals of IPL 2020. His records were enough to make a place in the Indian squad, and he got a chance in the world cup 2019.
At last, Rahul managed to get a great career, and he was fantastic to date. His achievements were outstanding, and he has made his entry successfully in the Indian team; we hope he will do his best in the near future. Let’s hope for his best career in the near future.