Suresh Raina Biography: Centuries, Record, Net Worth, Wife, IPL, Stats, Retirement and other details

Suresh Raina announced retirement from all forms of cricket on September 6, 2022. Know more about his centuries, records, cricket stats, IPL, Wife, Net Worth, Early Life and other details.
Suresh Raina Biography
Suresh Raina Biography

Suresh Raina Biography: The former all-rounder of the Indian Cricket Team Suresh Raina announced retirement from all forms of cricket on September 6, 2022. The 35-year-old Suresh Raina confirmed the latest development through the social media post. One of the most prominent faces of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Suresh Raina was not able to find a buyer at the mega auction earlier in 2022. Suresh Raina, back in 2020, made the announcement to retire from International Cricket less than an hour after MS Dhoni announced his on August 15, 2022.

Read below about Suresh Raina centuries, net worth, wife, IPL, Stats, Records, Retirement news, and other significant details.

Suresh Raina Biography

Born

November 27, 1986

Place of Birth

Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

Age

35 Years

Batting

Left Handed

Bowling

Right arm off-spin

Role

Batsmen

Parents

Trilokchand Raina, Parvesh Raina

Wife

Priyanka Chaudhary

Children

Rio Raina, Gracia Raina

Test Debut

July 26, 2010

ODI Debut

July 30, 2005

Suresh Raina Early Life, Family Details

Suresh Raina was born in Muradnagar of Uttar Pradesh on November 27, 1986, into a Kashmiri Pandit Family to parents from Rainawari, Srinagar District of Jammu and Kashmir. Suresh Raina has an older brother Dinesh Raina. He completed his schooling in a boarding school. Later in 2000, Suresh Raina decided to play cricket and subsequently moved from his hometown to Lucknow, to attend the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College in Lucknow.

Suresh Raina Personal Life and Education

Suresh Raina’s father Trilokchand Raina was a military officer in an ordinance factory. His family left ‘Rainawari’ in Jammu and Kashmir after the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus in the 1990s and they settled down in Ghaziabad District in Uttar Pradesh. Suresh Raina was trained in the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College.

Suresh Raina married Priyanka Chaudhary on April 3, 2015 and they have two children. Raina has also received an honorary doctorate from Vels University on August 5, 2022.

Suresh Raina Domestic Cricket Career

Suresh Raina, in 2000 decided to play cricket and subsequently started attended Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow. He rose to become the Captain of Uttar Pradesh U-16.

In February 2003, Suresh Raina made his Ranji Trophy debut for Uttar Pradesh against Assam but did not play another match until the following season. In late 2003, Raina toured Pakistan for the U-19 Asian ODI Championship before being selected for the 2004 U-19 World Cup, where he scored three half-centuries, including a 90 scored off only 38 balls.

Suresh Raina was then awarded a Border-Gavaskar scholarship to train at the Australian Cricket Academy and in early 2005, he made his first class limited overs debut and scored 645 runs that season at an average of 53.75.

Suresh Raina International Career

Suresh Raina was one of the few best fielders during his time while playing with the Indian Cricket Team. He played in the middle order. During the semi-final of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, Suresh Raina batted with tailenders to score an unbeaten 36 which was a significant contribution to India’s final tally of 260.

In the second ODI of the Indian tour of Sri Lanka in 2012, he was out for 1 but he came back stronger in the third ODI where he played 45 balls  65 to hand India a five-wicket win and he also won the Man of the Match for his performance.

In 2011, India toured West Indies after the World Cup with Captain MS Dhoni rested and Vice Captain Virendra Sehwag injured. Gautam Gambhir was named the Captain for the ODIs and T20s with Suresh Raina as his deputy.

Suresh Raina announced his retirement from all formats of International Cricket on August 15, 2020, a few hours after the retirement of MS Dhoni.

Suresh Raina IPL

Suresh Raina was awarded the 'best fielder' by the BCCI ahead of the finals of IPL 2010. Later in 2021, Suresh Raina became the fourth player in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to play 200 matches, behind MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, and Dinesh Kartik. 

Suresh Raina Stats and Records

Competition Test ODI T20I
Matches 18 226 78
Runs scored 768 5,615 1,605
Batting average 26.48 35.31 29.18
100s/50s 1/7 5/36 1/5
Top score 120 116* 101
Balls bowled 1,041 2,126 349
Wickets 13 36 13
Bowling average 46.38 50.30 34.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling 2/1 3/34 2/6
Catches/stumpings 23/– 102/– 42/–

Suresh Raina Playing Style

Suresh Raina is an attacking middle-order left-handed batter and had more success in limited over cricket than in Test Match. Raina has a weakness of short-pitched balls and throughout his career opposition teams tried to exploit this weakness.

Suresh Raina Achievements

  1. First Indian player to score 6000 as well as 8000 runs in his Twenty20 Career.
  2. Suresh Raina is the first ever cricketer to reach 5,000 runs in IPL.
  3. He holds the record of most no. of catches (107) in the Indian Premier League.
  4. Suresh Raina holds the record for the most runs scored in the powerplay in an IPL match.
  5. Suresh Raina is second after Chris Gayle and the first Indian player to hit 100 sixes in the IPL series. 

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FAQ

What is Suresh Raina famous for?

Suresh Raina is known to be the first Indian Batsman to hit a century in all the three formats of the International Cricket,

When was Suresh Raina born?

Suresh Raina was born on November 27, 1986.

Suresh Raina plays for which format of the cricket?

Suresh Raina has played for the Domestic, International and IPL. However, he announced the retirement on September 6, 2022.

Why Suresh Raina is known as 'Mr. IPL'?

The former Indian and Chennai Super Kings star batter Suresh Raina is known as Mr. IPL because of his massive impact on IPL history.
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