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Suresh Raina (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

By Yash Mittal

Suresh  Raina
(Indian Cricketer)

Suresh Raina
Nickname: Sanu, Sonu
Profession: Indian Cricketer
Biography
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 173 cm
Weight (approx.): 73 Kg
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: NA
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 27th November 1986
Age (as on 2017): 31 Years
Birth Place: Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, UP, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Indian
School: Not Known
College: Government Sports College, Lucknow
Educational Qualifications: Not Known
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Family
Father: Trilok Chand Raina (Retired Army officer)
Mother: Mrs. Parvesh Raina
Sister: Renu Raina (Elder)
Brother: Naresh Raina, Mukesh Raina
Coach/Mentor: Deepak Sharma, SP Krishnan
Religion: Hinduism
Address: C-27, Sector 50, Noida

Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: 26 July 2010 against Sri Lanka at Colombo
ODI: 30 July 2005 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla
T20: 1 December 2006 against South Africa at Jo’Burg.
Jersey Number: #3 (India), #3 (IPL)
Domestic/State Team: UP, India Blue, Gujarat Lions and Chennai Super Kings
Nature on field: Calm demeanour
Likes to play against: Sri Lanka, Pakistan
Favourite Shot/Ball: inside-out hit over covers, and lofted hit over between deep midwicket and wide long-on

Career Turning Point

  • Raina was spotted at the age of 15 while playing U-16s for UP and was drafted to India’s U-19 tour of England where he scored 2 half-centuries.

Records

  • Raina holds the record of playing the most No of ODIs featuring before making his Test debut.
  • The first Indian batsmen to score a ton in all the three format of the game.
  • Second youngest player to captain India

Preferences
Hobbies: Travelling, water sports, snorkeling, and paragliding
Favourite Batsmen: Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid
Favourite Bowlers: Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee
Favourite Cricket Ground: Eden Park, Auckland, JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi, M.A Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Favourite sports Commentator: Nasser Hussain, Ravi Shastri
Favourite Food: Tunde Kabab, Aloo Kadhi
Favourite Actors/Actresses: Amitabh Bachchan/Jessica Alba, Sonali Bendre
Favourite Films: Bollywood: Sholay, Iqbal, and Kai Po Che
Hollywood: Fault in our Stars, Cast Away
Favourite Musicians/Singers: Kishore Kumar, Mohit Chauhan, Maroon 5 and Band of Brothers.
Favourite Book: Any motivational book with inspiring stories
Favourite Car: Bentley
Smoking/Alcohol: No/Not Known

Style Quotient
Cars Collection: Porsche Boxster, Mini Cooper

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Shruti Hasan, Poorna Patel (Rumoured)
Wife/Spouse: Priyanka Chaudhary
Marriage Date: 3 April 2015
Children’s: NA

Earnings
Net Worth: $25 million
Retainer Fee: Rs 50 Lakh
Test Fee: Rs 5,00,000
ODI Fee: Rs 3,00,000
T20 Fee: Rs 2,00,000
IPL 11: Rs 11 Crores

Awards and recognitions

  • NA

Controversies

  • Raina found himself in the center of a raging controversy when in 2013, the former IPL chief Lalit Modi alleged that he, Jadeja, and Bravo had taken bribes from a bookie who was also a builder while playing for CSK.
  • Prior to the 2016 WT20 S/F, Raina found himself in hot waters again as reports alleged that Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) was investigating his possible involvement in match-fixing, after being seen with a woman, who was believed to be a close ally of the bookies.

Lesser Known Facts

  • Raina belongs to a Kashmiri Pandit family from Anantnag district, Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Raina spent much of his childhood in the hostel away from home.
  • He played his first Ranji Trophy game at a tender age of 16.
  • One of three Indian cricketers alongside Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul to score hundred in all the three formats of the game.

Yash Mittal

A cricket lover waiting for the next Indian cricket triumph!