A new joinee in the house! Rahul Tripathi is one of the most explosive batsmen in the domestic circuit. KKR acquired him in the 2020 auction for Rs 60 lakh. Rahul was earlier a part of Rising Pune Supergiants and Rajasthan Royals.
The KKR bowlers had been at the receiving end of his merciless hitting in 2017 when he blasted his way to a 52-ball 93 to hand us a painful defeat. He was adjudged Man of the Match for his blistering knock. And man, didn’t those blisters hurt us? Well, we had our eyes set on him for this season and now we have him!
The Maharashtra lad is phenomenal when it comes to charging down the track and taking on the bowlers. He admitted that most of it is inspired by our chief mentor Brendon McCullum. Rahul was in a scintillating form in the 2018-19 domestic season as he amassed 504 runs in 8 matches for Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy. He is also a medium-fast bowler and even has a fifer against his name in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.