WATCH: KL Rahul - redefining the grind

From a 13-year-old rejected in a zonal trial, to a prolific cricketer all set to open the innings for India in the World Cup at Trent Bridge, what a story it has been for KL Rahul! Here's a look back at his journey, with a little help from his coach and colleagues.

Ashwin Achal traces KL Rahul's story, from Mangalore to Bengaluru, speaking to his family, friends and mentors along the way to understand the making of one of Team India's most versatile batsmen. 

Video Editor: Santhosh Kumar 

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