KL Rahul is an Indian international cricketer who captains Punjab Kings in the IPL and plays for Karnataka in domestic level cricket. Rahul is a wicket-keeper and also a right-handed batsman who bats in the top and middle order.
Table of Contents
- Who is KL Rahul's father?
- How many children does KL Rahul's father have?
- When was KL Rahul's father born?
- Which cricketer KL Rahul's father is a fan of?
- Was KL Rahul's father happy with him choosing cricket over an academic career?
- How did KL Rahul's father name him?
Who is KL Rahul's father?
KL Rahul was born on 18 April 1992 to his father, K. N. Lokesh, a professor, and ex-director at the NITK (National Institute of Technology Karnataka), and his mother, Rajeshwari who was a professor at Mangalore University. Having been brought up in a household full of academicians, education has always been the first priority for the family.
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How many children does KL Rahul's father have?
KL Rahul's father, K. N. Lokesh is the father to two children — a son, the cricketer himself, and a daughter, Bhawna.
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When was KL Rahul's father born?
KL Rahul's father, K. N. Lokesh was born on 12 May, 1956.
Which cricketer KL Rahul's father is a fan of?
KL Rahul's father, K. N. Lokesh was a huge fan of the cricketer Sunil Gavaskar. He even wanted to name his son, Rahul after Gavaskar's son but mixed up Rohan Gavaskar's name as Rahul.
Was KL Rahul's father happy with him choosing cricket over an academic career?
For somebody who has specialised in the field of academics for the past three decades, it was tough for KL Rahul's father to see his son drift away to cricket. Though, after his son's selection to India's Test Team in the 2014 tour of Australia, he couldn't be happier.
In his words, “At a very young age when he was in school, he was showing a lot of interest in cricket; at the same time, he was good in studies also. I told him if you can balance both, you can carry on. He was balancing both, but then a stage came where he played for India in the Under-19 World Cup and the priorities changed from studies to cricket."
Dr. Lokesh further added in the same interview, “Till then it was both studies and cricket, but after that cricket came first and studies second. But he didn’t neglect his studies and managed to balance both and completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree.”
How did KL Rahul's father name him?
A true fan of batting legend Sunil Gavaskar, KL Rahul's father, who was in the field of teaching for over three decades, named his son Rahul thinking it was the cricketing legend’s son’s name. The moment he realised the mistake it was too late as the birth certificate was already done and there was nothing he could have done.