Happy Birthday KL Rahul: Former Indian team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has kept a distance from international cricket. In such a situation, it is being said that he can retire now, but now a name is coming out for where Team India will get Dhoni. Yes, we are talking about Birthday Boy Lokesh Rahul i.e. KL Rahul, who is celebrating his 28th birthday on April 18 today.
This stylish batsman has decided not only to take over the responsibility of finishing the match for India now, but has also started to carry the responsibility of wearing gloves after being deployed behind the wicket. KL Rahul is doing well as a wicketkeeper-batsman, for which MS Dhoni was known. Although Rishabh Pant came in the team as his successor, but he has failed to make a mark.
Born in Mangalore, Karnataka, KL Rahul made his international debut in the match which was MS Dhoni’s last Test. In such a situation, it can be said that from where Dhoni finished his Test career. From there, KL Rahul started his career, which proved to be a boon for him. Two years later, KL Rahul also got a place in India’s ODI and T20 team, but in the year 2018, he was dropped from the team.
KL Rahul is the only batsman in the world to score a century not only in Tests, but also as an opener in ODI international debut match. He failed in the middle order against Australia in his debut Test on the same ground, but came off as an opener in the second Test and played a strong innings of 110 runs. At the same time, in the ODI International debut match against Zimbabwe in 2016, KL Rahul’s century was scored off the bat. Apart from this, he is the only player from India who has scored a century in an ODI international debut match.