Suresh Raina is an Indian cricketer, who is a left-handed middle-order batsman and an occasional off-spin bowler. He made his ODI debut against Srilanka in 2005 and Test debut in 2010 opposite the same country. In 2011, India has won the World Cup and Suresh was one of the team members. He is also the highest run-getter and has taken the highest catches in Indian premier league (IPL). He represented India at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Suresh Raina was born on 27 November 1986 in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. He has completed his B.Com graduation with correspondence from Delhi University. At a very small age of 15 years, he took up cricket seriously and shifted to Lucknow to attend the specialist government Sports College. As ‘Hard work never fails’, just after two years, he was selected for U-19 tour to England for test matches. There he scored two half centuries. This started a beautiful shine in his career. He continued to play several matches and subsequently won many. He was then awarded a Border-Gavaskar scholarship to train at the Australian Cricket Academy.
Suresh Raina Height, Age, Net Worth and Biography
|Suresh Raina Biography|
|Born Name||Suresh Kumar Raina|
|Nick Name||Sanu, Sonu|
|Age (as in 2017)||31 Years|
|Profession||Indian Cricketer (Batsman)|
|Height & Physical Stats|
|Height in Feet/Inches||5’ 8”|
|Height in Centimeters||173 cm|
|Height in Meters||1.73 m|
|Weight in Kilograms||73 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||161 lbs|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|International Debut||ODI- 30 July 2005 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla
Test- 26 July 2010 against Sri Lanka at Colombo
T20 - 1 December 2006 against South Africa at Johannesburg
|Coach/Mentor||Deepak Sharma, SP Krishnan|
|Jersey Number||#3 (India)
|Domestic/State Teams||Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions, India Blue, Uttar Pradesh|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Nature on field||Calm|
|Likes to play against||Pakistan|
|Records/Achievements (main ones)||- First Indian cricketer to score a century in all 3 formats (Tests, ODIs, T20s).
- Second youngest player to be selected as the Indian skipper.
- Has played the most number of ODIs before making his test debut, which is a record.
- First Player to score 3000 runs in the IPL.
- First cricketer to score 400+ runs in all the editions of the Indian Premier League (till IPL 9-2016).
- First Indian and second in the world to hit 100 sixes in the IPL.
- Third batsman in the world to score a century in T20 International; the other two being Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle.
|Date of Birth||27 November 1986|
|Age (as in 2017)||31 Years|
|Birth Place||Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Sagittarius|
|College||Government Sports College, Lucknow|
|Educational Qualifications||Not known|
|Father name||Tirlokchand Raina (Retired army officer)|
|Mother name||Parvesh Raina|
|Brother name||Naresh Raina, Mukesh Raina, Dinesh Raina (All elder)|
|Sister name||Renu Raina (Elder)|
|Controversies||- In 2012, a sarcastic tweet was directed to the Pakistan cricket team, who were ousted from the tournament after their loss to Sri Lanka in the semi-finals, "Ek do din late gaye ghar !!!! Woh bhi besharam ki tarah Gaye... Bye bye Pakistan!!!!." Soon after, this tweet was deleted after it was condemned on Twitter. Raina came up with a clarification on twitter and put the blame on his nephew for it by tweeting "Smart phones r dangerous. Discovered it last night after my nephew posted random tweets. I'm a sportsman and would never disrespect". Though I already deleted it, I felt it's better to clarify. To all those who r upset, I'm sorry. I'm not one to show disrespect.
- On 20 June 2013, former IPL chief Lalit Modi alleged that Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo had taken bribes from a bookie who was also a builder, while they were playing for Chennai Super Kings.
- During the 2016 T20 World Cup, he found himself in the middle of a match-fixing controversy on the eve of India's World T20 semi-final match against West Indies in Mumbai. According to reports, Suresh Raina was earlier being investigated by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on possible involvement in match-fixing, after being seen with a woman, who is known to be a close associate of a bookie.
|Wife name||Priyanka Chaudhary (m.2015-present)|
|Marriage Date||3 April 2015|
|Children||Daughter- Gracia Raina|
|Affairs With||Poorna Patel (daughter of politician Praful Patel, rumour)
|Ex-Girlfriends||Poorna Patel (daughter of politician Praful Patel, rumour)
|Girlfriends Name||Poorna Patel (daughter of politician Praful Patel, rumour)
|Favourite & Hobbies|
|Hobbies||Travelling, snorkelling, water sports, paragliding|
|Favourite Cricketer||Batsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni
Bowler: Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee
|Favourite Color||Light Blue|
|Favourite Destination||Italy, Greece, Ibiza|
|Favourite Food||Aloo Kadhi, Tunde kebab|
|Favourite Restaurants||Bukhara in Delhi
Thai Pavillion in Mumbai
|Favorite Singers||Kishore Kumar, Mohit Chauhan, Maroon 5, Band of Brothers|
|Favorite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan|
|Favorite Actresses||Sonali Bendre, Jessica Alba|
|Favorite Films||Bollywood: Sholay, Kai Po Che, Iqbal
Hollywood: Fault In Our Stars, Cast Away
|Favorite Song||"Sukoon Mila" from the film Mary Kom|
|Favorite Cricket Ground||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
|Favorite Cricket Commentators||Ravi Shastri, Nasser Hussain|
|Net Worth & Salary (approx.)|
|Salary||Retainer fee: rs 50 lakh ($95,000)
Test fee: rs 300,000
Odi fee: rs 200,000
T20 fee: rs 150,000
|Net Worth||$25 million|
|Address||Sector 11, Rajnagar, Ghaziabad|
|Phone/Mobile Number||Not known|
|Social Media Profile||Facebook