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Suresh Raina Biography – Personal Life, Career, Facts, Awards & Achievements, Wife, Net Worth

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Suresh Raina Biography – An aggressive Left-Handed Batsman, renowned for his massive hits with impunity and electrifying efforts at the field, Suresh Raina was the most extravagant batting all-rounder in the Indian National Cricket Team. A close aide of former skipper MS Dhoni, the two exhibit a great sense of understanding in and off the field.

Suresh Raina represents the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Team in domestic cricket and the Chennai Super Kings franchise at the IPL. Raina made his debut for the national team in the 50-over format of the game against Sri Lanka on 30th July 2005.

Suresh Raina Cricket Stats, Records & Average

Career Batting Stats

M Inn Runs HS Avg SR 100 50
Test 18 31 768 120 26.48 53.15 1 7
ODI 226 194 5615 116 35.31 93.51 5 36
T20I 78 66 1604 101 29.16 134.79 1 5
IPL 205 200 5528 100 32.52 136.73 1 39

 

Career Bowling Stats

M Inn Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg 5W
Test 18 22 603 13 2/1 3.48 46.38 0
ODI 226 101 1811 36 3/34 5.11 50.31 0
T20I 78 27 442 13 2/6 7.6 34 0
IPL 205 69 1118 25 2/0 7.39 44.72 0

Suresh Raina Cricketing Career & Personal Life

Suresh Raina Family
Suresh Raina Family

Suresh Raina was born on 27th November 1986 at Muradnagar town of Ghaziabad district in Uttar Pradesh. Raina belonged to a Kashmiri Pundit family and his father Trilokchand Raina was military personnel. Being raised in a military background, Raina maintained a disciplined life. He started to pursue professional cricket at the young age of 14.

Raina excelled in his sport right through his admission to specialist Government Sports College. His fellow men were jealous of him which in turn led to a struggle in his youth days where he had to sleep on floors.

Age: 34 Years

Height: 5’9”

Weight: 65 kg

Alma Mater: Government Sports College, Lucknow

Coach: Pravin Amre

Suresh Raina Early Days

Suresh Raina Early Days
Suresh Raina Early Days

Raina performed brilliantly for the Lucknow Sports College team which led to his selection as the captain of the Uttar Pradesh U-16 Team. His impressive performance at the Vijay Merchant Trophy led to his selection in the Indian U-19 Team at the youngest age of 15. He toured to England, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan where he scored numerous half-centuries to his name.

Raina scored a marvelous score of 90 runs of 38 balls against Pakistan at the Asian ODI Championship which led to his selection in the U-19 World Cup Squad. His significant performance at World Cup gained him a Border-Gavaskar Cricket scholarship at Australian Cricket Academy where he made his first-class debut and scored 645 runs in the season with an average of 53.75.

Suresh Raina Domestic Career

Suresh Raina Domestic Career
Suresh Raina Domestic Career

Raina made his Ranji Trophy debut for Uttar Pradesh against Assam in February 2003 at the tender age of 17. However, he failed to feature in the XI at the 2003-04 season. Raina subsequently entered the Uttar Pradesh Ranji Team in the following season and marked his valuable position with magnificent all-around performance.

Raina’s impressive performance at Ranji Trophy ensured his List A debut for Uttar Pradesh at the Vijay Hazare Trophy where he scored a couple of fifties to take his team in the next round. Raina was also featured in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and scored a couple of cameos which paved the way for his Indian team call.

Suresh Raina International Career

Suresh Raina International Career
Suresh Raina International Career

Following his versatile domestic season, Raina got a call in the Indian team for the Sri Lankan series. The Left-Handed batsman made his debut in the first ODI itself. Raina had a nightmare at his debut as he was dismissed for a duck off the greatest bowler in the world Muttiah Muralitharan. His embarrassing Sri Lankan tour led to his departure from the national team.

After being out for almost three years from international cricket, Raina was called back for the South African series in 2010 but failed to make it in the XI. He then featured against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe and was chosen as the youngest captain of India after all the first-choice players were rested in the tri-nation series.

Suresh Raina led the Indian side for the T-20 series against Zimbabwe and current Indian skipper Virat Kohli made his debut under Raina’s captaincy. Raina was the leading run-scorer in the series and he continued with his consistent run in the upcoming series that eventually led to his selection in the 2011 World Cup squad under MS Dhoni.

Raina made it into the XI quite often even in the presence of Yusuf Pathan and Yuvraj Singh. He played a crucial part in India’s victory. Raina’s dominating performance at IPL 2014 led to his selection in the 2015 World Cup and 2016 T-20 World Cup Squad which was the last major championship he featured in for India.

Raina’s irregularity in National Team led to the termination of his contract with BCCI in 2017. He later announced his retirement from international cricket along with his counterpart MS Dhoni on 15th August 2020.

Suresh Raina Test Career

Suresh Raina Test Career
Suresh Raina Test Career

Suresh Raina had a short-lived test career. He was called for the white-jersey cricket in the Sri Lankan tour of 2010. His debut came in the Second Test of the series after regular all-rounder Yuvraj Singh got ill. Raina brought up his maiden Test century at his debut alongside Sachin Tendulkar. Raina was then picked for the Australia and South Africa series where he failed to make an impact that led to his dropping and favoring of a rookie fellowman Cheteshwar Pujara.

Suresh Raina IPL Career

Suresh Raina IPL Career
Suresh Raina IPL Career

Suresh Raina was picked by the Chennai Super Kings franchise at the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008. Raina played an important role in Chennai’s victory in 2010 and 2011. He was the Man of the Match in the 2010 IPL final. Following the CSK ban in 2016, Raina was picked by Gujarat Lions and named as the Captain of the franchise.

Raina continues to be an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings franchise under skipper MS Dhoni which won the recently concluded Vivo IPL 2021.

Teams Played For

  • India
  • India A
  • India Green
  • India Blue
  • India Red
  • India U-19
  • Rest of India
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Central Zone
  • Chennai Super Kings 
  • Gujarat Lions 

Suresh Raina Wife

Priyanka Raina

Suresh Raina Wife
Suresh Raina Wife

Suresh Raina married his childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary in a private ceremony on 3rd April 2015. The two belonged to the same neighborhood in their modest youth days. The duo share a good bond and Priyanka travels with Raina at his every touring party. Raina and his wife gave birth to their first daughter Gracia in 2016 and their first son Rio in 2020.

Priyanka Raina is a software engineer and a social worker. Along with her husband, she runs the Gracia Raina Foundation which is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working for orphan children.

Suresh Raina Net Worth 

185 Crore

Suresh Raina Net Worth 
Suresh Raina Net Worth

Suresh Raina has made a solid financial background for himself and his family. The estimated net worth of Raina is Rs. 185 Crore. He was bought by Chennai Super Kings in 2008 for Rs. 2.6 Crore and his salary doubled in 2011 and tripled in 2014. He was picked by Gujarat Lions for a whopping Rs. 9.6 Crore and picked a salary of Rs. 12.5 Crore in 2015. Raina was retained by Chennai Super Kings from 2018 to 2021 for his base salary of 11 Crore.

Suresh Raina also earns through various endorsements including one for Luminous batteries. Raina owns a luxurious INR 18 Crore bungalow in Ghaziabad and has a premium collection of cars that include a Porsche Boxter S and Mercedes S Class.

Suresh Raina Facts

Suresh Raina facts
Suresh Raina facts
  • Raina has sung a song for Bollywood Film Meeruthiya Gangsters- 2015.
  • Raina likes cooking and he had cooked for the Indian Team in 2010.
  • Raina has a tattoo named Believe on his arm.

Suresh Raina Records

Suresh Raina Records
Suresh Raina Records
  1. Raina is the first Indian batsman to hit a T-20I Century.
  2. Raina is the youngest Indian player to make a Ranji Trophy debut.
  3. Raina is the first Indian player to hit 100 sixes in IPL.
  4. Raina is the only Indian to score a century in ODI and T-20 World Cup
  5. Raina is the first Indian to score centuries in all three formats.

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