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Kannur Lokesh Rahul (born 18 April 1992), commonly known as KL Rahul, is an Indian cricketer. A top-order batsman and occasional wicket-keeper, he plays for India internationally, Karnataka in domestic circuit and Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.

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Early life

Rahul was born on 18 April 1992 to K. N. Lokesh and Rajeshwari in Mangalore, where he grew up. His father Lokesh is a professor and former director at the National Institute of Technology Karnataka in Surathkal, Mangalore, and Rajeshwari is a professor at Mangalore University. Lokesh, who was a fan of the cricketer Sunil Gavaskar, wanted to name his son after Gavaskar's, but mistook Rohan Gavaskar's name to be Rahul.

According to Lokesh, M.Rahul started playing cricket at the age of 11. At age 18 he moved to Bangalore to study in Jain University and pursue his cricket career.