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KL Rahul full name- What is the story behind his name?

KL Rahul became the only cricketer to score 600+ runs in 4 IPL seasons. He smashed 616 runs scoring 2 hundreds in IPL 2022.

The stylish young batter, KL Rahul has established himself in the Indian team in the past few years. Although he is out of action because of the surgery he had recently undergone. His amazing fashion sense is still keeping the fans engaged with his social media handles. Apart from his fashion sense and cricketing abilities, his name has ignited curiosity among the fans. However, Rahul is a common name in India. KL Rahul being named Rahul has an interesting story behind it, actually, 2 of them. Check out what is the story behind KL Rahul full name.

KL Rahul full name

The 30-year-old right-handed batter was born on 18th April 1992 in Bangalore. His full name is Kannaur Lokesh Rahul.

Both his parents, Lokesh and Rajeshwari are college professors. However, KL Rahul has been the defiant one in the family. From choosing to take up cricket as his career to having several tattoos, Rahul has chosen a different path.

What is the story behind his name?

There are basically two stories behind Rahul being named. Both his parents have a different version of why he named him Rahul. Before he opened about it, fans believed that he was named after Rahul Dravid who also happens to be from Bangalore.

Talking about his mother’s side of the story, KL says, “her story was that she was a huge Shah Rukh Khan fan and his characters in the 90s were Rahul, right? So, I used to go with that story. I told one of my friends. who watches probably a lot of Bollywood movies, and he said, ‘Bro, Shah Rukh’s first character as Rahul was in 1994. You were born in 1992. So, it doesn’t make sense’ “.

There’s another version of the story from Rahul’s father’s perspective. His father has been a big cricket fan. Moreover, he followed Sunil Gavaskar and Gundappa Vishwanath. Once while he was following a match’s commentary on the radio, Rahul’s father heard the commentator talking about Sunny’s son. Gavaskar has named his son Rohan, being his fan KL’s father decided to name him the same. However, he mixed up the 2 names and he was named Rahul. Had his parents not agreed to name him Rahul they’d have to brainstorm for another name.

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