Born in Bangalore, Karnataka, KL Rahul is one of the modern-day stars from India who has done well across all three formats. In fact, he is the only Indian wicketkeeper to score a hundred in all three formats of the game. Rahul made his international debut in December 2014 against Australia in Melbourne, when the Indians were down and out.
But his breakthrough season came when he performed consistently in the Indian Premier League. Rahul made his debut as a pure batter for India because India had the likes of MS Dhoni, and then Rishabh Pant took over. But it didn’t stop Rahul from doing well in the limited chances he had in the early stages of his career.
India always has good opening options, and it wasn’t easy to make a place at the top. Rahul has now become one of the key players for India in all three formats, and India relies on him to some extent. He has been one of the best when it comes to consistency. He also holds some amazing records as a batter in his career, and there are more to come.
KL Rahul Centuries in Test
KL Rahul made his Test debut against Australia at the MCG. He only managed four runs in two innings of his debut game. India gave him a chance in the next match, and he smashed a brilliant 110 in just his third inning against the likes of Starc, Hazlewood, Watson, and Nathan Lyon. Rahul has scored 7 centuries so far, with a best of 199 against England in Chennai.
|1.||Jan 6, 2015||110||Australia||Sydney||Draw|
|2.||Aug 20, 2015||108||Sri Lanka||Colombo (PSS)||Won|
|3.||Jul 30, 2016||158||West Indies||Jamaica||Draw|
|4.||Dec 16, 2016||199||England||Chennai||Won|
|5.||Sep 7, 2018||149||England||Oval||Lost|
|6.||Aug 12, 2021||127*||England||Lord’s||Won|
|7.||Dec 26, 2021||123||South Africa||Centurian||Won|
KL Rahul Centuries in ODIs
KL Rahul made his ODI debut in June 2016 against Zimbabwe in Harare and smashed a debut ton. He made 100 not out in his first ODI innings and won the Man of the Match award. He also became the first and only Indian to score a debut ODI century. Then, Rahul has scored six hundred so far; three have come at the top, and the next three are in the middle order. There are many more to come.
|1.||Jun 11, 2016||100*||Zimbabwe||Harare||Won|
|2.||Jul 6, 2019||111||Sri Lanka||Leeds||Won|
|3.||Deb 18, 2019||102||West Indies||Vizag||Won|
|4.||Feb 11, 2020||112||New Zealand||Mount Maunganui||Lost|
|5.||Mar 26, 2021||108||England||Pune||Lost|
|6.||Sep 10 – 11, 2023||111*||Pakistan||Colombo||Won|
KL Rahul Centuries in T20Is
Rahul is one of the few players with multiple centuries in the shorter formats. He made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe in Harare in June 2016. He has been one of the consistent batters for India in this format. His highest score of 110 not out came against the West Indies in August 2016.
|1.||Aug 27, 2016||110*||West Indies||Lauderhill||Lost|
|2.||Jul 3, 2018||101*||England||Manchester||Won|
KL Rahul Centuries in IPL
Rahul has been part of the IPL since 2013 and has played for a number of franchises in his career. But one thing is common with him: his consistency. Since Rahul’s debut, he has scored the most runs in the IPL and has scored 600 or more runs in three seasons. He has also scored a few hundreds in his IPL career, with his best score of 132 not out against RCB in 2020.
|1.||Apr 10, 2019||100*||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Lost|
|2.||Sep 26, 2020||132*||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Dubai||Won|
|3.||April 16, 2022||103*||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Won|
|4.||April 24, 2022||103*||Mumbai Indians||Mumbai||Won|