||Suresh Kumar Raina
||Indian Cricketer (Batsman)
|Physical Stats & More
||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
||in Kilograms- 73 kg
in Pounds- 161 lbs
||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
||Deepak Sharma, SP Krishnan
||Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions, India Blue, Uttar Pradesh
|Nature on field
|Likes to play against
|Records (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.
|Career Turning Point
||At the age of 15, Raina was spotted by Indian selectors when he was playing for Uttar Pradesh under-16s and was drafted to India’s under-19 tour of England where he scored 2 half-centuries.
|Date of Birth
||27 November 1986
|Age (as in 2016)
||Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign
||Rajnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
||Government Sports College, Lucknow
||Father: Tirlokchand Raina (Retired army officer)
Mother: Parvesh Raina
Brothers: Naresh Raina, Mukesh Raina, Dinesh Raina (All elder)
Sister: Renu Raina (Elder)
||Sector 11, Rajnagar, Ghaziabad
C-27, Sector 50, Noida
||Travelling, snorkelling, water sports, paragliding
||• 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.
||Batsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni
Bowler: Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee
|Favourite Cricket Ground
||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
|Favourite Cricket Commentators
||Ravi Shastri, Nasser Hussain
||Sonali Bendre, Jessica Alba
||Bollywood: Sholay, Kai Po Che, Iqbal
Hollywood: Fault In Our Stars, Cast Away
||Kishore Kumar, Mohit Chauhan, Maroon 5, Band of Brothers
||“Sukoon Mila” from the film Mary Kom
||Aloo Kadhi, Tunde kebab
||Bukhara in Delhi
Thai Pavillion in Mumbai
||Italy, Greece, Ibiza
|Girls, Family & More
||Poorna Patel (daughter of politician Praful Patel, rumour)
Shruti Hassan (Actress, rumour)
||Priyanka Chaudhary (m.2015-present)
||3 April 2015
||Daughter– Gracia Raina
||Porsche Boxster, Mini Cooper
|Salary (as in 2016)
||RETAINER FEE: Rs 50 lakh ($95,000)
TEST FEE: Rs 300,000
ODI FEE: Rs 200,000
T20 FEE: Rs 150,000