Suresh Raina is a well-known cricketer from India. He has captained the Indian cricket team and is the second-youngest captain of the team. On 15th August 2020, Suresh announced his retirement from International Cricket. He is known player of the IPL team Chennai Super King.
Suresh Raina Age
He was born on Thursday, 27th November 1986 (age 33 years as in 2020). His zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
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Suresh Kumar Raina is a noted Indian cricketer who is best known for strong batting skills. He was born and raised into the caring family of Uttar Pradesh. He enrolled himself into the private school of his town. Along with studies, he always had a special attraction towards playing sports and his favourite one was cricket. Since childhood, he used to play cricket at the district and state level. At the age of 15, Suresh Raina was playing for the Under-16 team and then got selected for the Under-19 tour of England. Next, he joined the Government Sports College of Lucknow. From then, Suresh Kumar Raina sparkled his entire career in cricket.
Family, Caste & Religion
Cricketer Suresh Kumar Raina was born and raised into the sophisticated and supportive family of Rajnagar, Gaziabad, UP. His father Trilokchand Raina is a retired Army officer. Her mother’s name is Parvesh Raina.
Suresh Raina is raised along with four siblings, three brothers and one elder sister. His elder brothers are Dinesh Raina, Naresh Raina and Mukesh Raina. Her sister names are Renu Raina.
He follows Hinduism and holds Indian nationality. Also according to info, he belongs to the Kashmiri Pandit’s community. His family roots are from Anantnag district of Jammu & Kashmir.
Wife, Marriage & Children
Suresh Raina got married to Priyanka Chaudhary on 3rd April 2015. Raina and Priyanka are childhood friends. The couple is blessed with two children younger son and elder daughter. His daughter’s name is Gracia Raina. Also, Raina often posts cute family photos on their social media.
According to rumours, Suresh had an affair with Poonam Patel who is the daughter of politician Praful Patel. Another rumour was about his close relations with Bollywood actress Shruti Hasan; a daughter of Kamal Hassan. However, there is no official info available about these rumours.
Suresh Kumar Raina is handsome and good-looking male personality. He looks impressive with his strong athletic body build-up. Furthermore, he follows a strict diet and scheduled workout sessions.
Height: 5′ 9″ Feet Inches
Weight: 75 Kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Suresh Raina Cricket Career
Suresh Raina had a great interest in playing cricket since childhood. At a very young age, he started playing at district and state level. Subsequently, Suresh selected for the Under-16 team of Uttar Pradesh and became a captain.
In 2002, Suresh Raina got selected of the U-19 tour to England where he made a pair of a half-century. Following year, Suresh Kumar made his first Ranji Trophy debut in Uttar Pradesh Vs Assam team. He also toured first time to Pakistan during U-19 Asian ODI Championship.
His first One Day International debut was against Sri Lanka and his ODI shirt number is 48. He played his last ODI on 17th July 2018 against England. He is one of the most recognized cricketers in ODI format. Moreover, he scored a hundred on his test debut.
Suresh Rain made his first International debut on 26th July 2010 against Srilanka. Moreover, his last test was against Australia on 10th January 2015.
Cricketer Suresh Raina made T20I debut on 1st December 2006. His first match was organised against South Africa and he got T20I Shirt No 3. Moreover, his last match in T20I was on 8th July 2020 and opposite to England team. Throughout his T20I career, he made several records and became proud of Indian Cricket Team.
Suresh Raina made an appearance in the several cricket tours including South Africa Tour (2010), Sri Lanka Tour (2010), England Tour (2011), Sri Lanka Tour (2012), Austraila-Africa Tour (2015).
Suresh Raina has a successful and inspiring career which started from Under 16 team of Uttar Pradesh. Moreover, his first Ranji Trophy was organized against the Assam team and he was captain of UP team.
In 2016-17, Suresh Raina became a part of IPL (Indian Premier League) titled “Gujarat Lions.” In Delhi based event for Gujarat Lions, he got declared as a caption of the team and their home ground was Rajkot, Gujarat.
He is also one of the most popular and strongest played of the Chennai Super Kings of IPL. Suresh also holds the record of most consecutive appearance for the team Chennai Super Kings.
Suresh Raina Retirement
Cricketer Suresh Kumara Raina announced his retirement from the International cricket formats on 15th August 2020.
He shared the information through his social media just after legendary cricketer MS Dhoni’s official retirement. He shared a photo along with MS Dhoni other cricketers with saying
It was nothing but lovely playing with you “@mahi7781”. With my heart full of pride. I choose to join you on this journey. Thank You, India. Jay Hind.
Many popular celebrities and international cricketers have appreciated his decision and shared an amazing reply. A former cricketer Irrfan Pathan commented “Fantastic fielder and a match-winner for sure. Well done on your career brother.”
Suresh Raina is considered one of the strongest player in the Indian team. He held several records and achievement on his name at domestic as well as national level.
- Third in the world and first Indian to hit T20I Century
- Twelfth Indian batsmen to score test century on debut
- Only Indian batsmen to score a century in both T20I and ODI World Cup
- First Indian cricketer to score 6000 and 8000 runs in T20I career
- The only Indian player to score a century in all three International formats ODI, Tests and T20 Internationals.
- First Cricketer to gain 5000 runs in IPL
- Most Number of catches in IPL
- First Indian played to hit hundred sixes in IPL
- Highest run-scorer in CTL20
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Food: Indian Cusine
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Destination: Itly, Greece, India
Facts of Suresh Raina
Does Suresh smoke?: No
Does Suresh drinks alcohol?: Not Known
His major hobbies are traveling, singing, playing cricket and watching sports.
He an avid animal lover and has a pet dog too.
Suresh Raina has huge collections of his bats and has more than 250 bats including his first bat gifted by his father in 1998.
He is very good at singing and has sung the song “Tu Mili Sab Mila” for the film “Meeruthiya Gangsters.”
Suresh Kumar shares a great bond with many cricketers including Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Suresh remains very active on social media and the internet. Moreover, he regularly uploads beautiful photos and stories on his official Instagram “sureshraina3.”