Rahul Tripathi is an Indian right-handed batsman who plays domestic cricket for Maharashtra and the Indian Premier League for Kolkata Knight Riders.
He rose to prominence following a stellar performance for the Rising Pune Supergiants in the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League.
His father has a cricketing background. The senior Tripathi had previously represented Uttar Pradesh at the junior level and had also fared admirably at the university level.
Rahul Tripathi Family
Rahul Tripathi comes from a sporting family. His father used to play cricket for Uttar Pradesh at the university and junior levels. Tripathi's brother plays cricket as well. Rupali Tripathi, his sister, is a national-level basketball player. His father is an Indian Army colonel.
He graduated from SP College with a bachelor's degree in mathematics (Sir Parashurambhau College)
Tripathi had a passion for cricket since he was a child. His father's shift to Pune aided him in enrolling at Deccan Gymkhana, one of the oldest cricket schools in the country.
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In the 2012-13 Ranji Season, Rahul Tripathi made his first-class debut for Maharashtra. However, his early records were just an average of 26 first-class games and only three hundred during that time period.
He didn't have any spectacular records in the limited-overs format, either. He had a spectacular performance in the 2018-19 Ranji Season, when he was Maharashtra's leading run-scorer. That season, he hit 504 home runs.
The Indian Premier League, or IPL, is where Rahul Tripathi has made the most impact. He rose to prominence as a result of the IPL.
Rahul Tripathi IPL
Tripathi became a well-known face in the cricketing world thanks to the 2017 Indian Premier League. Opening for the Rising Pune Supergiants, he was one of the season's most exciting discoveries. People believed he'd be selected at all at the start of the season, yet not only was he selected, but his performance for Rising Pune Supergiants astonished everyone. That season, the team comfortably made it to the finals.
Even though he had middling domestic performances, he was selected, and the fact that he did better after that was a credit to his talent.
The following year, the Rising Pune Supergiants were replaced by the Rajasthan Royals, who had returned to the league. Tripathi was fortunate enough to be selected for a squad, although he did not appear in many games.
However, Rahane's poor play towards the conclusion of the competition allowed Tripathi to have a chance. Tripathi made the most of the opportunity, scoring a fifty in a critical knockout game.
Rajasthan Royals later released him ahead of the 2020 auction, and he was purchased by Kolkata Knight Riders, better known as KKR, in the auction.
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