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KL Rahul to Make India’s Test and ODI Debut

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The Indian cricket team is set to welcome a new addition to its ranks. Its wicket-keeper-slash-skier KL Rahul has joined the squad for the upcoming T20I, and ODI matches against Australia. With a strong record, Rahul is an ideal candidate to make a successful debut.

ODI debut

KL Rahul is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian national team in all three game formats. He is also a record holder for the fastest fifty in the Indian Premier League.

In his ODI debut, Rahul became the first Indian to score a century on his ODI debut. His first ODI was against Zimbabwe in Harare in the summer of 2016. The following year, he was named the vice-captain for a three-match series against Australia.

Before the World Cup, he averaged 17.5 runs in the middle order. His strike rate against spin was 107.2. After the World Cup, he averaged 67.6 and smashed two centuries.

Before the Test series against South Africa, Rahul was tipped to lead India. Although he had an injury-affected tour to the West Indies and England, he was selected for the team. But he was ruled out of the remainder of the time due to a groin injury.

T20I debut

KL Rahul is a young Indian cricketer who has made his T20I and ODI debut. In 2016, he scored his maiden century against the West Indies at Lauderhill in Florida. He followed up with a hundred against England in Manchester in 2018.

KL is from Karnataka and grew up in Bangalore, where his father is a professor in Civil Engineering. His mother is a professor at Mangalore University. From an early age, he took a keen interest in the game and started playing for his local club. After finishing high school, he attended Jain University.

A robust domestic performance saw Rahul earn a place in the national ODI team. It didn’t take long for him to show his versatility, batting at the top of the order in all three formats.

He was selected for limited-overs squads in Zimbabwe and West Indies in mid-2016. The following year, he played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League. He was also named vice-captain of the ODIs when Virat Kohli stepped down as captain.

Duleep Trophy

The Duleep Trophy is a first-class cricket tournament that will kick-start India’s domestic season. In 2022, six zones will compete in the contest, and 1500 games will be played across the country over six months. Until 2014-15, five teams were in the fray, but the event was played on a knockout basis.

The trophy is a biennial competition initially contested by teams representing the geographical zones of India. In 1993-94, the event was converted into a league format. That same year, a new group northeast Zone team joined the fray. It was the first time in history that all six zones were in action.

One of the most enthralling and enlightening aspects of the competition was that it was played on a knockout basis. At the time, five Indian teams were regularly involved in the competition. However, after the 2008 season, the number of units dropped to three.

Twitter photo with a beer bottle

India opener KL Rahul was pelted with beer and champagne corks by a section of England spectators during the first test match between the two teams at Lord’s stadium in London. The incident occurred during the 69th inning when Rahul was fielding near the boundary ropes.

According to reports, KL Rahul complained to Virat Kohli about the crowd. Kohli responded by throwing a cork back at the spectators.

According to reports, the bottle corks were thrown at the third-man boundary. In the process, they hit people behind KL Rahul. Some of them hurled insults at the Indian players.

This incident is against the spirit of the game. BCCI came down heavily on the incident. It has asked the manager to send a message to the team.

There was a video of the incident going viral on social media. Commentators pointed out that the crowd was unruly. One fan even said, “Go back to India.” The steward removed the fan from the stands.

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