Suresh Raina Age, Wiki, Biography, Wife, Height in feet, Net Worth & Many More

By | August 24, 2022

Suresh Raina is a former Indian International cricketer who is known for his dominating batting and off-spin bowling. He occasionally served as stand-in captain for the Indian men’s national cricket team. Suresh was born on 27th November 1986 in Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father’s name is Trilokchand Raina, who was a military officer in an ordinance factory. His mother’s name is Parvesh Raina. He has a sister and three elder brothers. He did his study at a boarding school. Later he attended Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow. 

He trained in the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College. He becomes the captain of the Uttar Pradesh U-16s. He attracted the selector’s attention during his performance on U-19 tours. Later, he played for the U-17 team.

Suresh Raina is a left-handed batsman who can occasionally do off-spin bowling. He played for the middle order in all formats.

He made his Ranji Trophy debut for Uttar Pradesh against Assam. He made his debut in List A Cricket against Madhya Pradesh. He played for India green, UP under 16, India Blue, India Red, Rest of India, India under 19, Indian board’s president’s XI, Rajasthan Cricket association’s president’s XI, India seniors, and Central zone. In Ranji Trophy 2005-06 season, he scored 620 runs in just 6 games. His performance in the 2004 U-19 World Cup helped him to earn a Border-Gavaskar scholarship. In 2005, he made his first-class limited overs debut and scored 645 runs with an average of 53.75.

In 2008, Raina was bought by IPL’s franchise Chennai Super Kings. From 2008 to 2015 he played for the team. In 2016, the IPL franchise Gujarat Lions bought him and made him captain. In 2017, he also played for Gujarat Lions. In 2018, Chennai Super Kings again bought him. He remained unsold in the 2022 IPL Auctions. He then became a commentator for the tournament.

Raina made his ODI debut for India on 26th July 2010 against Sri Lanka. He played in the 2011 and 2015 Cricket World cup for India. He played 226 ODI for team India and scored 5615 runs with a 35.31 batting average. He hits 5 centuries and 36 half-centuries in the ODIs. His top score in the ODI is 116 Not Out. As a bowler, he took 36 wickets in ODI. His best bowling performance is 3/34.

Raina made his T20I debut for India on 1st December 2006 against South Africa. He played 78 T20I for team India and scored 1605 runs. His top score in T20I is 101. He scores one century and five half-centuries. He took 13 wickets in this format. His best bowling average is 2/6.

Raina made his test debut for India on 26th July 2010 against Sri Lanka. He played 18 test matches for team India and scored 768 runs. His top score on the test is 120. He smashed one century and seven half centuries in the format. He also took 13 wickets in this format. His best bowling figure is 2/1.

Raina announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket on 15 August 2020, minutes after the retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

He married Priyanka on 3rd April 2015. Together, they have two children.

NameSuresh Kumar Raina
Nick NameSanu, Sonu
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Batsman)
Date of Birth27 November 1986
Age 35 Years (2022)
Birth PlaceMuradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
NationalityIndian
HometownRajnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolNot Known
CollageGovernment Sports College, Lucknow
ReligionHinduism
Zodiac SignSagittarius
AddressSector 11, Rajnagar, Ghaziabad
C-27, Sector 50, Noida
Hobbies Travelling, snorkelling, water sports, paragliding
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Suresh Raina Career

  • He trained in the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College. He becomes the captain of the Uttar Pradesh U-16s. He attracted the selector’s attention during his performance on U-19 tours. Later, he played for the U-17 team.
  • Suresh Raina is a left-handed batsman who can occasionally do off-spin bowling. He played for the middle order in all formats.
  • He made his Ranji Trophy debut for Uttar Pradesh against Assam. He made his debut in List A Cricket against Madhya Pradesh. He played for India green, UP under 16, India Blue, India Red, Rest of India, India under 19, Indian board’s president’s XI, Rajasthan Cricket association’s president’s XI, India seniors, and Central zone. His performance in the 2004 U-19 World Cup helped him to earn a Border-Gavaskar scholarship.
  • In 2005, he made his first-class limited overs debut and scored 645 runs with an average of 53.75.
  • In 2008, Raina was bought by IPL’s franchise Chennai Super Kings. From 2008 to 2015 he played for the team. In 2016, the IPL franchise Gujarat Lions bought him and made him captain. In 2017, he also played for Gujarat Lions. In 2018, Chennai Super Kings again bought him. He remained unsold in the 2022 IPL Auctions. He then became a commentator for the tournament.
  • Raina made his ODI debut for India on 26th July 2010 against Sri Lanka. He played in the 2011 and 2015 Cricket World cup for India. 
  • Raina made his T20I debut for India on 1st December 2006 against South Africa. 
  • Raina made his test debut for India on 26th July 2010 against Sri Lanka.
  • Raina announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket on 15 August 2020, minutes after the retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Suresh Raina Family 

Father Name Tirlokchand Raina (Retired army officer)
Mother Name Parvesh Raina
Brother Naresh Raina, Mukesh Raina, Dinesh Raina (All elder)
Sister Renu Raina (Elder)

Wife Priyanka Chaudhary (m.2015-present)
Suresh Raina Parents with his Children’s

Suresh Raina Relationship / Marital Status & Many More 

Marital Status Married
Affairs / Girlfriend Poorna Patel (daughter of politician Praful Patel, rumour)
Shruti Hassan (Actress, rumour)
Priyanka Chaudhary
Wife/ Spouse Priyanka Chaudhary (m.2015-present)
Marriage date 3 April 2015
Marriage Place N/A
ChildrenDaughter- Gracia Raina, Rio Raina
Suresh Raina With his Wife & Children

Suresh Raina Physical Stats

HeightIn Centimeter – 165 cm
In Meter – 1.65 m
In feet & inches – 5’5
WeightIn Kilogram- 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBrown

Suresh Raina Favourite 

Favourite  Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite  Actress Sonali Bendre, Jessica Alba
Favourite  Musicians Kishore Kumar, Mohit Chauhan, Maroon 5, Band of Brothers
Favourite  Movie Bollywood: Sholay, Kai Po Che, Iqbal
Hollywood: Fault In Our Stars, Cast Away
Favourite  FoodAloo Kadhi, Tunde kebab
Favourite  Cricket CommentatorsRavi Shastri, Nasser Hussain
Favourite  Sport Cricket, Football
Favourite  Footballer Lionel Messi
Favourite  Destination Italy, Greece, Ibiza

Suresh Raina Education 

School Not Known
Collage Government Sports College, Lucknow
Educational Qualification Not Known

Suresh Raina Net Worth

Net Worth$25 million (INR 175 crore).
SalaryRETAINER FEE: Rs 1 Crore
TEST FEE: Rs 15,00,000
ODI FEE: Rs 6,00,000
T20 FEE: Rs 3.00,000
Income SourceN/A
Car CollectionPorsche Boxster
Mini Cooper
Range Rover
Mercedes Benz GLC
BMW 

Suresh Raina Controversies:

  • A tweet was tweeted by Suresh Raina’s Twitter account in 2012. The tweet was directed to the Pakistan cricket team, who were ousted from the tournament after their loss to Srilanka 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 blamed his nephew for it by tweeting, Smartphones 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 feel it’s better to clarify. To all those who r used, I’m sorry. I’m not one to show disrespect.
  • During the 2016 T20 World Cu, 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 on possible involvement in match-fixing, after being seen with a woman, who is known to be a close associate of a bookie.
  • On late Monday night of 2nd December 2020, Raina was arrested from a club in Mumbai by Mumbai police for violating COVID-19 norms. Later he was released on bail.

Some Unknown facts about Suresh Raina

  • He is the first Indian batsman to hit a century in all three formats of international cricket.
  • He became the first batsman to score 5000 runs in the IPL.
  • Raina became the fourth player in IPL history to play 200 matches, behind MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Dinesh Karthik.
  • He was the first Indian player to score 6000 as well as 8000 runs in his Twenty20 career.
  • He holds the record for most no.of catches (107) in the IPL.
  • He is the second after Chris Gayle and the first Indian player to hit 100 sixes in the IPL.
  • He is the highest run-scorer in the CLT20 (842 runs).
  • He holds the record for scoring the most fifties in Champions League T20 history(6).
  • He holds the record for the most runs scored in the powerplay in an IPL match.
  • His height is 5 feet 6 inches.
  • His favourite shot is the pull shot.
  • He is the second youngest layer to be selected as the Indian skipper.
  • First cricketer to score 400+ runs in all the editions of the Indian Premier League.
  • His hobbies are travelling, snorkelling, water sports and paragliding.
  • He can lay saxophone.

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