Rahul Tripathi is an Indian right-handed batsman who plays for Maharashtra in domestic cricket and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
He became famous after brilliant performances in the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League for the Rising Pune Supergiants.
His father had a background in cricket. The older Tripathi had played for the junior Uttar Pradesh team and had also performed fairly well at the university level.
This is the life & style of – Rahul Tripathi
About Rahul Tripathi
Date of Birth
2 March 1991
Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
5ft 9 inches
leading run-scorer for Maharashtra in the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy (504 runs in 8 matches)
Around 12 crores
Father- Ajay Kumar Tripathi Mother- Saroj Tripathi
T 20 Debut
Teams Played for
India, Maharashtra, Rising Pune Supergiants, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders
vs Delhi Capitals at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Apr 11, 2017
Sir Parashurambhau Mahavidyalay (aka SP College), Pune
Rahul Tripathi Family
Rahul Tripathi belongs to a sporting background. His father used to play cricket at the university level and the junior level for Uttar Pradesh. Tripathi’s brother too is a cricketer. His sister, Rupali Tripathi is a national-level basketball player. His father is a colonel in the Indian Army.
He completed his graduation with BSc in Mathematics from SP College (Sir Parashurambhau College)
Tripathi had developed a love of cricket from a very small age. His father’s transfer to Pune helped him as he registered himself at one of the oldest cricket academies, Deccan Gymkhana.
Rahul Tripathi made his first-class debut for Maharashtra in the 2012-13 Ranji Season. But his records, in the beginning, were merely average over 26 first-class games and only three hundred during that interval.
Neither did he have any great records to boast of in the limited-overs format. One of his standout performances came in the 2018-19 Ranji Season when he was the highest run-scorer for Maharashtra. He scored 504runs that season.
Rahul Tripathi’s greatest contributions come from the Indian Premier League or the IPL. He gained fame through the IPL.
Rahul Tripathi IPL
The 2017 Indian Premier League made Tripathi a known face and made the cricketing fraternity aware of him. He was one of the biggest finds of that season, opening for the Rising Pune Supergiants. At the beginning of the season, people doubted if he’d be even selected, but not only was he selected but he stunned everyone with his performance for Rising Pune Supergiants in that season. The team reached the finals easily that season.
The fact that he was even selected, despite average domestic performances, was surprising but the fact that he did better after that was a testament to his talent.
The next year, Rising Pune Supergiants were replaced by a returning Rajasthan Royals. Tripathi was luckily selected for a team but did not find himself playing many matches.
However, towards the end of the tournament Rahane’s lack of form enabled Tripathi to get a chance. Tripathi perfectly utilized that game as he scored a fifty which came in a crucial knockout game.
He was later released by Rajasthan Royals ahead of the 2020 auction and was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders, also known as KKR in the 2020 auction.
Rahul Tripathi Stats
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- Rahul Tripathi IPL Price
He was bought by KKR in 2020 for 60 lakhs.
Rahul Tripathi Twitter
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