Suresh Kumar Raina Biography, Facts & Life Story

Suresh Kumar Raina Indian Cricketer (Batsman)

Quick Facts

Nickname:Sanu, Sonu

Full Name:Suresh Kumar Raina

Profession:Cricketer (Batsman)

Nationality:Indian

Age (as of 2019):32 years old

Date of Birth:27 November 1986

Birthplace:Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5’ 8” (1.73 m)

Weight:73 kg (161 lbs)

Chest:40 Inches

Biceps:13 Inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Dark Brown

Celebrity Favorites

Hobbies:Travelling, snorkelling, water sports, paragliding

Favorite Actor:Batsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, MS DhoniBowler: Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee

Favorite Actress:M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiJSCA International Stadium Complex, RanchiEden Park, Auckland, New Zealand

Favorite Food:Aloo Kadhi, Tunde kebab

Favorite Color:Black


Suresh Raina is a renowned Indian cricketer. A fearless middle-order left-handed batter and a part-time off-spin bowler, he is also considered amongst one of the best fielders in the world of cricket. Suresh Raina plays for Uttar Pradesh in all formats of local cricket. He was the vice-captain of Chennai Super Kings in IPL, as well as the captain of Gujarat Lions. He has also leaded Indian team and is the second-youngest cricketer to lead India. Suresh Raina has emerged as the first Indian batter to hit a century under all three forms of international cricket.

In July 2005, Suresh Raina made his first ODI debut opposite Sri Lanka when he was only 19 years old. Though, his Test debut came around five years later against the similar opponent. He scored a century on his first Test debut. Suresh was a prominent part of Indian team that won World Cup 2011.

Suresh Raina was born in Muradnagar, India on November 27, 1986. He has three brothers named Naresh Raina, Mukesh Raina and Dinesh Raina as well as a sister named Renu.

In the year 2000, Suresh Raina decided to emerge as a famous cricketer and consequently headed from his hometown Muradnagar, to Lucknow, with the sole intention of joining Guru Gobind Singh Sports College. He appeared as the captain of Uttar Pradesh U-16s and came into limelight amongst Indian selectors in the year 2002 after he was nominated at his 15 years of age as well as a half years for U-19 England tour, wherein he made a duo of half-centuries in U-19 Test tournaments.

Suresh Raina also toured Sri Lanka with U-17 squad. In February 2003, he made his first Ranji Trophy debut for Uttar Pradesh opposite Assam when he was only 16 years old though did not play a new match till the following season. In the year 2003, Raina toured to Pakistan for U-19 ODI Championship prior being elected for U-19 World Cup 2004, wherein he scored three half-hundreds, covering a 90 scored out of 38 balls. In the year 2017, Suresh Raina did not maintain to remain a consistent fixture in Indian squad and was dropped from Annual BCCI Retainership.

Facts You Never Knew About Suresh Kumar Raina!

    • Is Suresh Raina addicted to smoking?: No
    • Is Suresh Raina alcoholic?: Not Known
    • He belongs to a Pandit family from Jammu Kashmir.
    • In the year 1999, Suresh Raina initiated to play professional cricket at sports college Lucknow.
    • Suresh was the captain of Uttar Pradesh Under-16 team.
    • He has a hobby of collecting cricket bats and up till now he has collected more than 200 bats, comprising off his first bat which was gifted by his Dad.
    • At his 16 years of 16, he played his first game for Ranji Trophy.
    • On his 2005 One Day International debut, he was sacked for a Golden Duck alongside Sri Lanka.
    • All through an ODI match opposite West Indies in 2013 Tri Series, Ravindra Jadeja and Raina had a fight after Raina failed to take catch of Sunil Narine for two times.

Suresh Kumar Raina Education

Qualification: Not Available

School: Not Available

College: Government Sports College, Lucknow

Suresh Kumar Raina Career

Profession: Cricketer (Batsman)

Debut TV Series/Movie: 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

Salary: RETAINER FEE: Rs 50 lakh ($95,000) TEST FEE: Rs 300,000 ODI FEE: Rs 200,000 T20 FEE: Rs 150,000

Net Worth: $25 million

Family & Relatives

Father: Tirlokchand Raina (Retired army officer)

Mother: Parvesh Raina

Brother(s): Naresh Raina, Mukesh Raina, Dinesh Raina (All elder)

Sister(s): Renu Raina (Elder)

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Priyanka Chaudhary (m.2015-present)

Son(s): None

Daughter(s): Gracia Raina

Ex Girlfriends:

Poorna Patel (daughter of politician Praful Patel, rumour)
Shruti Hassan (Actress, rumour)
Priyanka Chaudhary

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