Rahul was picked up for Rs 100 lakhs ($166,000) while Rasool went for Rs 95 lakhs ($158000) during the 2014 IPL auction. Rahul had an underwhelming 2015 season with Sunrisers, managing only 142 runs in nine matches at a strike rate of 112.69. Rasool had got only two games that season.
Speaking about the new signings, team owner Vijay Mallya said: “Given his multiple skills, KL Rahul has a lot to offer RCB in terms of batting and wicket keeping. It’s a good feeling to get a prominent local Karnataka boy back home and in the RCB fold again.
Help us give a warm welcome to our latest Challengers - KL Rahul & Parvez Rasool! Hope you have a great time at RCB! pic.twitter.com/utpagBRgiC— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) February 16, 2016