Suresh Raina

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Suresh Raina Quick Look
Profession Cricketer
Role Batsman
Date of Birth November 27, 1986
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Birth Place Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Suresh Raina
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Suresh Raina is an Indian cricketer who formerly played international cricket. He played as a middle-order left-handed batsman and also bowled right-arm off-spin.

  • Suresh Raina is called by his nicknames Sonu or Chinna Thala.
  • Suresh Raina’s height is considered to be 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm.
  • Suresh played his debut international cricket match on July 30, 2005, against Sri Lanka in an ODI match.
  • Raina wore shirt number #48 (formerly 3 and 30) while playing ODI matches and shirt number #3 for T20I matches.
  • He belongs to a military background.
  • At 14, he had decided that he would adopt cricket as a profession.
  • In 2002, he had started playing domestic cricket for Uttar Pradesh.
  • In 2008, he was bought by the IPL team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and has played with them ever since. For only 2016 and 2017, he played with Gujarat Lions as Chennai Super Kings was suspended for 2 years.
  • For IPL 2021, he was given a retention fee of ₹11 crores (US$1.5 million) by CSK.
  • He is the first Indian to score a century in T20I.
  • Raina has played with players like MS Dhoni, Faf du Plessis, and Ravindra Jadeja.

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