KL Rahul was Kings XI Punjab’s best player in the last edition of the Indian Premier League. He scored over 600 runs after he was bought for a mammoth Rs 11 crore.
Earlier he was part of Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore. He joined the Bangalore based franchise in 2016 and scored 397 runs at an average of 44.1 and a strike rate of 146.49.
The right hand batsman has revealed how he was treated when he went to sign the papers.
“The day when I went to sign my RCB contract papers is my next great memory. I thought it would just me signing the papers with some manager,” Rahul told Redbull.
“But I remember I walked into the room and there was a full team meeting with the directors; Virat Kohli was also sitting there. I walked into the room like I was the coolest person there but suddenly I saw everyone and thought, “What have I walked into?” The contract is about 20-30 pages so it took me a while to go through it.
“After that Virat came to me, put an arm around my shoulder and said, ‘Welcome to the team. We are going to have a blast.’ That was a big moment for me and also the start of my first IPL season so I think of all the cricketers I played with then; Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Zaheer Khan, and everyone else. Just getting to hang out with all of them is what I remember fondly.”