When RCB will hosts KXIP in Match 8 of VIVO IPL 2018, the spectators will be in a fix as to who should they support on Friday. KXIP boasts of as many as three Karnataka players in the side – KL Rahul, Karun Nair and Mayank Agarwal. But the one who is entering a more familiar zone is ex RCB player Rahul.

In 2013, Rahul started his IPL journey with RCB. It was a forgettable year as Rahul managed just 20 from 5 matches. He was then picked by SRH in 2014 and remained with the franchise until 2015. During his stint with SRH, Rahul scored 308 runs from 20 matches. Back with RCB again in 2016, he had his best run guiding the side to the final of the tournament. He ended with 397 runs from 14 matches at 44.11 with strike rate of 146.49.

Back to present date, Rahul is with KXIP and is their most expensive buy (INR 11 crores). As Rahul entered to practice at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium with KXIP jersey, the local boy felt at home:

There will be several red flags waving around the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Friday. The ones supporting Rahul will not be that of #PlayBold rather it will symbolise #PlayPunjabi.