Friends, today we will talk about the Indian cricket team’s youngest batsman Suresh Raina. Suresh Raina started his cricket career with the Lucknow sports hostel. Lucknow’s Sports Hostel is one of the largest institutions for Uttar Pradesh cricketers. Here talented schoolboys take admission in young age and then practice under the supervision of veteran coaches. Let us know about some such exciting things about Suresh Raina.
The fun fact about Raina is that he had seen the first movie Madhuri Dixit-Salman Khan starrer ‘Hum Aapke Hain Kaun’ in the theater. Then Raina was only 9 years old. This film is one of the biggest hits in the history of Indian cinema. Raina loves this movie very much.
Suresh Raina wanted to date Bollywood diva Sonali Bendre and Sonali was famous for her looks more than her acting. Raina’s 90s heroine Sonali looks very beautiful He used to say this actress ‘very beautiful’. However, Sonali Bendre is married and now you can understand that the desire to date this actress of Raina has now become a desire.
Suresh Raina is the only Indian batsman to score a century in the T-20 International World Cup. So far and none of the Indian batsmen have done this feat. Sonu is the nickname of Suresh Raina.
Raina played his first ODI at the age of 19 in 2005. He played his first match on July 30, 2005, in Dambulla against Sri Lanka. Suresh Raina could not even open an account in his debut match. Sri Lankan Muralidharan gave him LBW out.
Sholay is one of the greatest films of Indian cinema. Youth or old age, Sholay’s name is definitely included in the list of most people’s favorite films. There is something similar with Suresh Raina too. He first saw this movie on TV with his family. He liked this movie so much that whenever the film came, he would stick to the TV. Raina does not even remember how many times he saw this movie.
He played with some future Indian players like Shikhar Dhawan, Robin Uthappa, and Ambati Rayudu. Raina represented India in the 2004 edition of the ICC Under-19 World Cup.
Raina played for Chennai Super Kings and holds several outstanding records in the Indian Premier League. He is the first player to score 3000 runs in IPL. He holds the record for the highest number of matches in the IPL. He was the first Indian player and the other player in the world who has made 100 sixes in the IPL.
Raina sang a song for a 2015 Bollywood film named “Meeruthiya Gangsters”. It was a romantic song called ‘Tu Mila Sab Mila’. Just a few days ago, another song of Raina has been released.
The stadium which Raina likes the most is not in India. Yes, Raina’s Favourite Cricket Stadium is Eden Park in New Zealand’s Auckland. Eden Park of Auckland is one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, and this is why Raina is attracted to it. In India, Raina loves the stadium of Dhoni’s hometown Ranchi.
Raina is Team India’s best friend, Sir Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja was given the title of Sir, former captain MS Dhoni. However, Raina and Jadeja had a dispute once, when the player of Uttar Pradesh got hold of the collar of Saurashtra’s player. But it did not have any effect on their friendship and both of them are still the best friends today.