Suresh Raina Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wife, Children, Biography & More

Real Name Suresh Kumar Raina
Nickname Sanu, Sonu
Profession Indian 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 Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black
International Debut 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
Coach/Mentor Deepak Sharma, SP Krishnan
Jersey Number #3 (India)
#3 (IPL)
Domestic/State Team Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions, India Blue, Uttar Pradesh
Nature on field Calm
Likes to play against Pakistan
Favourite Shot Pull 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 Point At 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 Birth 27 November 1986
Age (as in 2016) 30 Years
Birth Place Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Sagittarius
Signature Suresh Raina signature
Nationality Indian
Hometown Rajnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
School Not known
College Government Sports College, Lucknow
Educational Qualification Not known
Family Father: Tirlokchand Raina (Retired army officer)
Mother: Parvesh Raina
Suresh Raina with his parents and wife
Brothers: Naresh Raina, Mukesh Raina, Dinesh Raina (All elder)
Suresh Raina with his brothers
Sister: Renu Raina (Elder)
Suresh Raina with his sister
Religion Hinduism
Address Sector 11, Rajnagar, Ghaziabad
Suresh Raina house in Ghaziabad
C-27, Sector 50, Noida
Suresh Raina house in Noida
Hobbies Travelling, snorkelling, water sports, paragliding
Controversies • In 2012, a sarcastic tweet was directed to the Pakistan cricket team, who were ousted from the tournament after their loss to Sri Lanka in the semi-finals, “Ek do din late gaye ghar !!!! Woh bhi besharam ki tarah Gaye… Bye bye Pakistan!!!!.” Soon after, this tweet was deleted after it was condemned on Twitter. Raina came up with a clarification on twitter and put the blame on his nephew for it by tweeting “Smart phones r dangerous. Discovered it last night after my nephew posted random tweets. I’m a sportsman and would never disrespect”. Though I already deleted it, I felt it’s better to clarify. To all those who r upset, I’m sorry. I’m not one to show disrespect.”
Suresh Raina controversial tweet
• On 20 June 2013, former IPL chief Lalit Modi alleged that Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo had taken bribes from a bookie who was also a builder, while they were playing for Chennai Super Kings.
Lalit Modi e-mail
• During the 2016 T20 World Cup, he found himself in the middle of a match-fixing controversy on the eve of India’s World T20 semi-final match against West Indies in Mumbai. According to reports, Suresh Raina was earlier being investigated by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on possible involvement in match-fixing, after being seen with a woman, who is known to be a close associate of a bookie.
Favourite Things
Favourite Cricketers Batsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni
Bowler: Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee
Favourite Cricket Ground M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Favourite Cricket Commentators Ravi Shastri, Nasser Hussain
Favourite Footballer Lionel Messi
Favourite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite Actresses Sonali Bendre, Jessica Alba
Favourite Films Bollywood: Sholay, Kai Po Che, Iqbal
Hollywood: Fault In Our Stars, Cast Away
Favourite Musicians Kishore Kumar, Mohit Chauhan, Maroon 5, Band of Brothers
Favourite Song “Sukoon Mila” from the film Mary Kom
Favourite Colour Light Blue
Favorite Food Aloo Kadhi, Tunde kebab
Favorite Car Bentley
Favorite Restaurants Bukhara in Delhi
Thai Pavillion in Mumbai
Favorite Destination Italy, Greece, Ibiza
Girls, Family & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Poorna Patel (daughter of politician Praful Patel, rumour)
Suresh Raina with Poorna Patel
Shruti Hassan (Actress, rumour)
Shruti Hassan
Priyanka Chaudhary
Wife/Spouse Priyanka Chaudhary (m.2015-present)
Suresh Raina with his wife Priyanka Chaudhary
Marriage Date 3 April 2015
Suresh Raina marriage photo
Children Daughter– Gracia Raina
Suresh Raina with his daugher Gracia Raina
Son– N/A
Style Quotient
Cars collection Porsche Boxster, Mini Cooper
Suresh Raina Porsche Boxster
Money Factor
Salary (as in 2016) 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

Suresh Raina

Some Lesser Known Facts About Suresh Raina

  • Does Suresh Raina smoke?: No
  • Does Suresh Raina drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • In 2000, Raina chose to play cricket and hence moved from the place where he grew up Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh (close New Delhi) to Lucknow, to go to the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow. He rose to wind up noticeably the commander of the Uttar Pradesh U-16s and came to unmistakable quality among Indian selectors in 2002.
  • He made his Ranji Trophy make a big appearance for Uttar Pradesh against Assam in February 2003 at 16 years old, yet did not play another match until the accompanying season.
  • In late 2003, he visited Pakistan for the U-19 Asian ODI Championship before being chosen for the 2004 U-19 World Cup, where he scored three half-hundreds of years, including a 90 scored off just 38 balls. He was then granted a Border-Gavaskar grant to prepare at the Australian Cricket Academy and in mid 2005, he made his top of the line constrained overs make a big appearance, and scored 645 runs that season at a normal of 53.75.
  • In 2017, Raina did not figure out how to remain a general installation in the Indian group and was dropped from the Annual Retainership of the BCCI. Additionally not chose for t20 arrangement against austarliain 2017-18.


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