Who is Rahul Tripathi, IPL 2017’s latest sensation?
Rahul Tripathi has been one of the finds in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017. The 26-year-old Rising Pune Supergiant player is his team’s top-scorer and is at the fifth spot in the overall list.
This is Tripathi’s maiden IPL season and he has so far scored 352 run in nine matches. He has also scored two half-centuries. His 52-ball 93 against Kolkata Knight Riders ensured that RPS rode to the third spot in the points table.
Tripathi hails from Maharashtra and was bought for a base price of Rs 10 lakh in the 2017 auction. He is a Bachelor of science in mathematics and is the son of an army-man.
The RPS opener made his first-class debut for Maharashtra against Baroda in 2012. However, 2014-15 was his standout season as he scored more than 500 runs as his team entered the semi-final of Ranji Trophy. He also scored 492 runs in 2015-16 season.
He has been a brilliant player for Maharashtra in age-group level tournaments. He was the highest run-getter in the 2009-10 Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy.
So far, is 26 first-class matches Tripathi has scored 1245 runs at 31.92. He has three centuries to his name with his highest score being 132.
In 15 List A matches, Tripathi has scored 371 runs at 24.73. He has scored three half-centuries in the format.