Suresh Raina Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wife, Children, Biography & More
Bio Real NameSuresh Kumar Raina NicknameSanu, Sonu ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Batsman) Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm in meters- 1.73 m in Feet Inches- 5’ 8” Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 73 kg in Pounds- 161 lbs Eye ColourDark Brown Hair ColourBlack Cricket International DebutODI- 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 Coach/MentorDeepak Sharma, SP Krishnan Jersey Number#3 (India) #3 (IPL) Domestic/State TeamChennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions, India Blue, Uttar Pradesh Nature on fieldCalm Likes to play againstPakistan Favourite ShotPull shot 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 PointAt 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. Personal Life Date of Birth27 November 1986 Age (as in 2016)30 Years Birth PlaceMuradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius Signature
Some Lesser Known Facts About Suresh Raina
Does Suresh Raina smoke?: No
Does Suresh Raina drink alcohol?: Not Known
Raina belongs to a Kashmiri Pandit family from Anantnag district, Jammu & Kashmir.
He spent much of his childhood in hostel staying away from home.
He started playing professional cricket in 1999 at the sports college in Lucknow.
He was the skipper of the Under-16 Uttar Pradesh team.
He has a habit of collecting his cricket bats and till now he has collected 250+ bats, including his first bat which was gifted by his father in 1998.
He played his first Ranji Trophy game at the age of 16.
On his ODI debut in 2005, he was dismissed for a ‘Golden Duck’ against Sri Lanka.
During an ODI match against West Indies in the Tri Series 2013, Raina and Ravindra Jadeja had a spat after Raina failed to take Sunil Narine’s catch on two occasions.
He scored a century on his Test debut.
He has never missed out on a single match for ‘Chennai Super Kings.’
He has sung the song “Tu Mili Sab Mila” for a 2015 Bollywood film ‘Meeruthiya Gangsters.’
He can play saxophone (woodwind instruments).
He tied the nuptial knots with his childhood friend Priyanka Chowdhary.
If he wasn’t a cricketer, he would have been a Basketball player.
He tattooed ‘Believe’ on his right arm.