Suresh Raina, the left-handed lower middle order batsman plus a handy off-spin bowling option for Indian Cricket team as well, he’s most notably known for his crucial knocks in India’s 2011 World Cup victory. The southpaw has been tremendous over the years and his ability to change the game within no time has made him get significant identity among cricket enriched nation. Raina has also been a pivotal character in the Indian Premier League since the first edition and as of now, he is the most runs getter in the IPL history.
Suresh Raina Age, Height, Wife, Family, Biography, Religion, Facts & More
Full Name Suresh Kumar Raina Date of Birth 27 November 1986 Place of Birth Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India Age in 2018 31 Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Religion Hinduism Nationality Indian Zodiac Sign Sagittarius Net Worth Rs.150 Crore (Indian Rupies) Weight 62kg
Suresh Raina Early Life and Domestic Career:
Relatively a late starter, Suresh Raina went on attending the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow at the age of 14. It was actually the time when he left his hometown Muradnagar to seek more of the cricketing opportunities. ‘He came, he saw, he conquered’ is the phrase best suiting what Raina did after joining the sports college. Just in next several years, he rose to the prominence, just two years later joining the college the left-handed batsman become the captain of the under-16 Uttar Pradesh side. He also played for the under-17 UP side and made his Ranji Trophy in the following year as well. His performance for India under-19 in World Cup 2004 (under-19) and performance in U-19 Asian ODI Championship made him knocking at the door of the national team.
Profession Cricketer Batting Left-Handed Bowling Right-arm off break Role Batsman Team Indian National Cricket Team
Chennai Super Kings ODI debut 30 July 2005 v Sri Lanka T20I debut 1 December 2006 v South Africa
Suresh Raina Family:
Suresh Raina is the youngest of five born to father Tirlokchand Raina and mother Parvesh Raina. The flamboyant batsman was born and raised in Muradnagar area of Ghaziabad. His siblings include three elder brothers namely Dinesh Raina, Mukesh Raina and Naresh Raina, and an elder sister named Renu as well.
Suresh Raina Wife:
The aggressive middle-order batsman started his new innings of life with marrying Priyanka Chaudhry in April 2015. The couple was blessed with the baby girl next year in May, whom they named Gracia. It should be noted here that Raina, who is continuously making in and out in Indian team from past several years is thankful for the mighty support from his wife throughout these years.
Interesting Facts about Suresh Raina:
Thought to be more of the limited overs batsman, Raina was out for ‘0’ in the ODI debut, whereas smashed a ton on his Test debut.
He became the first Indian batsman to score a century in T20I cricket; he achieved this feat against South Africa at the 2010 World Twenty20. Not only this, the Southpaw is also regarded as the first Indian batsman to score centuries in all three formats of the game.
Raina is the highest runs getter in IPL history; he stands ahead of the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli with scoring 4985 runs from 176 IPL games.
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