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Suresh Raina  Details
Suresh Raina  Profession Athlete
Suresh Raina  Celebrity Type Cricketer
Suresh Raina  Age 36 Years
Suresh Raina  Date Of Birth 27 November 1986
Suresh Raina  Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Suresh Raina  Birthplace Muradnagar
Suresh Raina  Height 5.9 Feet
Suresh Raina  Weight 62 Kgs
Suresh Raina Notable Work N/A
Suresh Raina  Total Movies N/A
Suresh Raina  Net Worth $25 million
Suresh Raina  Instagram  @sureshraina3
Suresh Raina  Twitter  @iamraina

Suresh Raina’s Biography

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Suresh Raina is a former Indian cricketer. In the event that the primary captain was absent he occasionally filled in as captain of the Indian men's national cricket team. He participated in the domestic cricket circuit for Uttar Pradesh (UP). He is a forceful middle-order left-handed batsman who occasionally bowls off-spin. The second-youngest player to ever captain India he is a footballer. He served as vice-captain of the Chennai Super Kings and as captain of the Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is the first Indian batter to score a century in each of the three types of international cricket.

Suresh Raina’s birthday is on 27 November 1986. Suresh Raina’s age is 36 years as of 2022.  Suresh Raina’s birthplace is Muradnagar Uttar Pradesh India. Suresh Raina’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Suresh Raina’s height is 1.75 m or 5’9 inches. Suresh Raina’s religion is Hinduism. Suresh Raina does left-handed batting. Suresh Raina is a right-arm off-spin bowler.

Suresh Raina declared his retirement from all international cricket competitions on August 15 2020. For personal reasons he opted out of the 2020 Indian Premier League. He declared his retirement from all forms of cricket including the IPL and domestic cricket on September 6 2022.

Suresh Raina’s Family and Suresh Raina's Education

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Suresh Raina’s father’s name is Tirlokchand Raina and his mother’s name is Parvesh Raina. Suresh Raina has three brothers whose names are Dinesh Naresh and Mukesh. Suresh Raina also has a sister whose name is Renu Raina. Dinesh Raina is in the Indian Army. Trilokchand Raina the father of Suresh Raina worked as an officer in an ordinance manufacturing company. After the flight of Kashmiri Hindus in the 1990s his family fled Rainawari in Jammu & Kashmir and relocated to the Ghaziabad District of Uttar Pradesh.

Suresh Raina attended a boarding institution for his primary education. Additionally Raina has a commerce bachelor's degree from Delhi University. Raina received his athletic training at the Guru Govind Singh Sports College and the University of Lucknow.

Suresh Raina’s Relations and Suresh Raina's Marriage

Shruti Haasan

The relationship between Suresh Raina and Shruti Haasan deteriorated early in the cricketer's career. According to a report in the Times of India Shruti and Raina originally became acquaintances before falling in love. Suresh began taking Shruti with him to his IPL matches and referred to her as his lucky mascot. The pair later turned down their romance though. 

They were in love and in a mature relationship. But they made an effort to keep it quiet and avoid talking about it in public. After remaining silent for a while the couple later denied the allegations of an affair. Soon later it was revealed that Raina was seeing Poorna Patel the daughter of former Union minister Praful Patel. On the other hand Shruti had revealed that she was seeing Michael Corsale a Londoner.

Poorna Patel

Poorna Patel is the best friend of MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni and the daughter of Praful Patel a former Cabinet Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. After their photo at a Shirdi temple went viral romantic rumours about Suresh Raina and Poorna Patel erupted. 

Everyone was startled to see her with the cricketer which sparked rumours of a relationship between them. Although the pair was well publicised they never admitted to having an affair. The pair however have now advanced in their lives.

Anushka Sharma

In the past there have been rumours linking Anushka Sharma to Suresh Raina. Nobody has ever uncovered the real reason behind their relationship. According to rumours Anushka and Suresh dated for a very long time and she was acquainted with Raina. They later denied their relationship according to the Bollywood actress who is now married to Indian star Virat Kohli.

Priyanka Choudhary

Suresh Raina and Priyanka Chaudhary Raina's marriage was arranged by their parents despite the fact that they had known one another since childhood. After Priyanka Chaudhary's family relocated to Punjab they scarcely kept in touch. While Suresh Raina was away for four months playing cricket in Australia for the world cup. The whole event had been planned with Priyanka's family by his mother. On April 1 2015 Suresh Raina and Priyanka Chaudhary exchanged vows in a low-key ceremony at the cricketer's home in Raj Nagar Extension Ghaziabad.

Given that he has many acquaintances in the city Suresh Raina chose Delhi as the location for his wedding. Therefore the much in love couple was married at The Leela Palace in Delhi. While the bride Priyanka Chaudhary looked extremely lovely in her red lehenga choli the groom Suresh Raina chose a golden sherwani and won many hearts. Suresh Raina's wedding was a high-profile event attended by many people from the cricket political and entertainment industries. After a year on May 16 2016 Suresh and Priyanka welcomed a child into their lives and celebrated being parents. They have aptly named the child Gracia Raina. Additionally on March 23 2020 their baby boy Rio Raina was born making their family of three a family of four.

Priyanka Chaudhary is from the Uttar Pradesh town of Baraut. She earned her B.Tech. from an engineering college in Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh according to several accounts. Prior to her union with Suresh Raina Priyanka held a position as an IT specialist with a Dutch bank. Priyanka Chaudhary Raina is currently listed as a co-founder of the well-known healthcare company Maate Care.

One of the most motivating women in the realm of glamour is Priyanka Chaudhary. The gorgeous businesswoman is a devoted wife a hands-on mother and an all-around superwoman. Everyone loves Priyanka because she never holds back when discussing important social issues that are currently taking on.

Suresh Raina’s Career

Suresh Raina made the decision to play cricket in 2000 and relocated to Lucknow to enroll at the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College after leaving his village of Muradnagar in the Ghaziabad district. When he was chosen at the age of 15 and a half years old for the U-19 tour to England where he scored two half-centuries in the U-19 Test matches he rose to become the captain of the Uttar Pradesh U-16s and gained notoriety among Indian selectors. Later that year he traveled to Sri Lanka with the U-17 team.

At the age of 16 Suresh Raina made his Ranji Trophy debut for Uttar Pradesh against Assam in February 2003. He didn't play in another game until the following season though. He made his List A Cricket debut in 2005 in Indore against Madhya Pradesh scoring 16 runs. He represented India Green UP under 16 India Blue India Red the Rest of India India under 19 the President's XI of the Indian Board the President's XI of the Rajasthan Cricket Association India Seniors and Central Zone. He scored 620 points in 6 games during the 2005–2006 Ranji Trophy season. Due to his dismal performance in the 2018 Ranji Trophy earning 105 runs in 9 innings with an average of 11.66 Akshdeep Nath took his spot as UP's captain.

Before being chosen for the 2004 U-19 World Cup Suresh Raina traveled to Pakistan for the U-19 Asian ODI Championship in late 2003. There he made three half-centuries including a 90 off only 38 balls. After receiving a Border-Gavaskar scholarship to study at the Australian Cricket Academy he made his first-class limited-overs debut in early 2005 and finished the season with 645 runs at an average of 53.75.

International Career

During his stint with the Indian squad Suresh Raina was among the few top fielders. He was a middle-order player. Raina batted with tailenders during the 2011 Cricket World Cup semi-final to score an unbeaten 36 making a vital contribution to India's total score of 260.

Suresh Raina only scored 27 runs in seven innings with the exception of a half-century in the first Test of the 2011 India tour of England at Lord's. He struggled against short bowling and was dismissed for a 29-ball duck in the final Test which is the longest in India's Test history.

Suresh Raina was dismissed for one in the second one-day international in India's 2012 tour of Sri Lanka but he bounced back in the third ODI scoring 45 off 65 deliveries to give India a five-wicket victory and ultimately earning the man of the match award for his efforts. In the game Gambhir also recorded a century. His place was handed to Yuvraj Singh who made a comeback after battling cancer when the England team arrived in India following the Tour of Sri Lanka.

The ICC selected Suresh Raina as the 12th member of the Team of the Tournament for the 2012 T20 World Cup. ESPNCricinfo named his century against England in Cardiff in the 2012–13 England tour of India as one of the top ODI batting performances of the year.

In India's maiden tour to the United States where they faced West Indies in two T20Is Suresh Raina was not chosen. He returned to the ODI squad though for a series against New Zealand. He was later declared ineligible due to Chikungunya. He was included on India C's roster for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy in October 2018.

After winning the World Cup in 2011 India traveled to the West Indies with vice-captain Virender Sehwag injured and skipper MS Dhoni on vacation. Suresh Raina served as Gautam Gambhir's assistant during the ODIs and T20s. But because of his injury Gautam Gambhir was unable to play leaving Raina as captain and Harbhajan Singh as his backup. He guided his squad to a 2-0 victory in the series against Bangladesh in 2014. India was batting first during the second game of the series and they were all out for 105 runs. Suresh Raina and his young team successfully held off 105 runs to win the game by 47 runs. On August 15 2020 only minutes after Mahendra Singh Dhoni declared his retirement from all forms of international cricket Suresh Raina made a similar announcement.

IPL Career

Prior to the IPL 2010 championship game the BCCI gave Suresh Raina the best fielder award. He scored a crucial half-century in the final turning the tide in Chennai's favour as they defeated the Mumbai Indians to win. He was selected for the Cricinfo IPL XI based on his 2010 performances. His 2013 performances earned him a spot on the Cricinfo CLT20 XI.

Suresh Raina scored 87 runs in 25 balls against Kings XI Punjab on May 30 2014 in qualifier number two. Due to a runout he was just 13 runs short of scoring the fastest century in cricket history. He was included in both the Cricinfo CLT20 XI and Cricinfo IPL XI for his 2014 efforts.

After CSK was suspended in 2016 Suresh Raina was signed by the Gujarat Lions. He served as the team's captain for the entire season and continued to bat regularly tallying 399 runs in 15 innings. Raina missed his first match in nine seasons of the IPL because he had to depart for the Netherlands during the middle of season nine to give birth to his first kid.

Suresh Raina was also a member of the all-time Cricinfo IPL XI which was announced in honour of the IPL's ten-year anniversary. He was included in the 2017 Cricbuzz IPL XI team for the competition.

Suresh Raina was purchased by the returning Super Kings for Rs. 11 crores ($1.7 million) in the 2018 IPL. Raina had a calf injury during the tournament's second game which prevented him from playing in the following two contests.

Suresh Raina became the first batsman to reach 5000 runs in the IPL on March 23 2019 in the opening game of the 12th edition of the competition against RCB. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 Raina traveled to the UAE to watch the IPL with the Super Kings team. A few days later she returned to India and withdrew from the IPL citing personal concerns.

After MS Dhoni  Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik Suresh Raina became the fourth player in IPL history to play 200 games in 2021. In the IPL Auctions in 2022 he wasn't purchased. He afterward started commentating on the competition. Suresh Raina retired from IPL on 6th September 2022.

Suresh Raina’s Playing Style

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Left-handed middle-order hitter Suresh Raina is aggressive. Compared to test cricket he was more successful in limited overs. His weakness with short-pitched balls has been exploited throughout his career by opposing clubs. He has also had trouble with short balls in the Ranji Trophy. 

Suresh Raina's short ball weakness has drawn a lot of criticism. He plays off-break bowling on the side. Mid-wickets on the side are where he prefers to score. He typically plays inside and out off drive shots. He makes a place for himself by attempting to hit on the outside.

Suresh Raina's Controversies

Brahmin Controversy

Suresh Raina sparked a storm by equating his Brahmin origin with Chennai culture. The 34-year-old middle-order batsman declared I guess I am also a Brahmin during the inaugural game of the Tamil Nadu Premier League between the Lyca Kovai Kings and the Salem Spartans. I've been performing in Chennai since 2004 and I adore the local way of life. I cherish my coworkers. I have participated in games with Bala Bhai S. Badrinath and Anirudha Srikanth (L Balaji).

His remark drew strong criticism from his followers everywhere. People began yelling at him for not apologizing while claiming that he knew nothing about Chennai culture. His caste reference received a barrage of negative remarks on the microblogging site Twitter.

Virat Kohli Controversy

When Jatin Supru and Suresh Raina were commentating on an IPL game a fan poll question arose asking if Buttler could surpass Virat Kohli's mark of 973 runs in a single season. While 46% of the audience disagreed 54% of the supporters felt it hadn't happened yet. Jatin Sapru also inquired about Suresh Raina's response to that. In response Suresh Raina said it didn't matter if Buttler broke Virat's record or not. The fact that Rajasthan takes home the trophy is more crucial.

Many Virat Kohli followers weren't impressed with Raina's statement since they thought it was a jab at Kohli. Bangalore didn't win the competition in 2016 despite scoring 973 runs in that year's edition. As a result Raina's statement was unpopular among Kohli supporters.

IPL Controversy

Suresh delivered unexpected news to his and the CSK fans prior to the start of the 13th IPL season. He dropped out of the competition for unspecified personal reasons. According to rumors his family was in difficulty back in India and he preferred to be with them to be with the cricket team. Srinivasan said that it was because of personal concerns when questioned. However some sources claimed that Raina was dissatisfied with the services.

Suresh Raina's Net Worth

Suresh Raina’s net worth is $25 million US or 185 crore rupees as of 2022. Cricket was the primary source of both his income and wealth. Additionally Suresh Raina has a very high brand value and is the most well-liked player in the world. Additionally Suresh Raina makes a sizable chunk of money from the Indian Premier League and numerous international and national cricket matches (IPL). Raina also pays a hefty sum of money to promote numerous products.

In Muradnagar Ghaziabad India Suresh Raina is the owner of a lavish beautiful home. His home is currently worth 18 crore rupees. Additionally he owns other real estate properties across the nation. Few of the finest luxury vehicles in the world are owned by Suresh Raina. Porsche Boxter S Mercedes and other auto brands are among Suresh Raina's brands of vehicles.

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