The cricketer, Suresh Raina, often regarded as one of the major southpaw in India has been a well-known and famous characteristic in the team India batting line-up in limited-overs for the cricket anyway.
Right through his career so far, Suresh Raina is regarded as the belligerent batsman known for his aggressive batting style but he is also indeed blessed with the ability to win matches.
Suresh Raina is blessed with a loyal and massive fanbase also, all credit goes to his exploits for Team India alongside his IPL team Chennai Super Kings.
In this article we will discuss some interesting facts about the destructive left-hander, Suresh Raina:
Suresh Raina: 9 Unknown Facts About This Belligerent Batsman
1). Not so hi-fi debut
Perhaps, Suresh Raina is not one of India’s best ODI batsmen in these days, though, his career in the 50-over format did not have an amazing beginning but still, he managed to show his worth.
And, on his ODI debut, Suresh Raina actually, dismissed for a first-ball duck against Sri Lanka.
Incongruously, Raina somehow failed to flourish as a Test batsman, but still scored a century on his Test debut.
2). Hails from Kashmir
Suresh was born into an army family. Trilok Chand, His father, the retired military officer, belonged from Jammu & Kashmir. Suresh Raina is having the blood of the Kashmiri Pandits, is blessed with 4 siblings – brothers Dinesh, Naresh and Mukesh and elder sister Renu.
3). 2004 U-19 World Cup
In 2004 edition of the ICC Under-19 World Cup, Raina represented his beloved nation, where India ended up being semi-finalists.
The team India in that period was included with some budding future Indian cricketer, like Shikhar Dhawan, Robin Uthappa, and Ambati Rayudu.
Though, in 2004, the youngster Suresh Raina’s stellar performance in U-19 World Cup earned him the Border-Gavaskar Scholarship in order to get trained at the Australian Cricket Academy.
4). First Indian to score the T20I century
Raina scored India’s first T20 century. In 2010 World T20 in West Indies, His 101-run knock against South Africa was the first ton scored ever, by an Indian in an international T20 match.
5). Youngest T20I captain
Suresh Raina also turned to be one of the youngest captains for India, ever, in the in the T20I format, at the mere age of 23. He is also the second youngest player to lead India in any format, which means he carried out the legacy which was ever done by one and only Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (21).
6). Never missed a game for CSK
Suresh Raina was indeed very much part of the Chennai Super Kings franchise, since, the first season of Indian Premier League was launched.
Exactly, For CSK in IPL, Raina has never missed a match, playing a total number of the 112 IPL matches for the team.
7). Best in IPL
In the history of the IPL, Raina, indeed, make the highest number of the score. Raina has 3,699 runs under his belt in the 132 matches with one century and 25 half-centuries.
8). He sings!
Raina has also crooned a Bollywood song. A soothing and romantic song, Tu Mili Sab Mila from the film Meeruthiya Gangsters (2015) was sung by Raina. He also played saxophone on the kids’ television show.
9). Suresh Raina also cooks
Suresh Raina has quoted in some of his interviews that he likes cooking. In a chat with ESPNCricinfo, he said that during his first tour as a captain of the Indian team, he had cooked with the help of Ashok Dinda, for the team India.
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