57 Facts About Suresh Raina

1. Suresh Raina is somewhat of a singer too, it seems.

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2. Suresh Raina was one of the first signings of Chennai Super Kings, he was paid $5 Million for the first three years of the Tournament.

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3. Suresh Raina is the youngest of five born to father Tirlokchand Raina and mother Parvesh Raina.

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4. Suresh Raina is the youngest man to captain India in T20 internationals.

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5. Suresh Raina has truly been the king of the Indian Premier League.

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6. Suresh Raina was 16 when he was first selected to represent India Under-19s on a tour to England.

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7. Suresh Raina is one of five siblings as he has three elder brothers named, Dinesh, Mukesh and Naresh.

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8. Suresh Raina has hit 5 hundreds in ODIs and a solitary one each in T20Is and Tests.

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9. At the age of 23, Suresh Raina went on to become the youngest captain for India in the T20I format.

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10. Suresh Raina had contrasting performances in his ODI and Test debut matches.

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11. Suresh Raina decided to play cricket at the age of 14 and moved to Specialist Government Sports College.

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12. Suresh Raina was born on November 27, 1986 in the town of Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

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13. Suresh Raina had to leave for the Netherlands in between of season 9 for birth of his first child thus making him miss his first ever match in nine seasons of IPL.

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14. Suresh Raina became the first player in the history of IPL to cross the mark of 2000 IPL runs.

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15. Suresh Raina scored a blistering 73 in the final against Kolkata Knight Riders and added 116 with Mike Hussey, who scored a magnificent 86, to help his team put a big total on board.

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16. Suresh Raina was awarded "best fielder" by the BCCI ahead of the finals.

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17. Suresh Raina captained the Super Kings for three matches in skipper Dhoni's absence and took some sensational catches in the field.

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18. Suresh Raina was praised all over the world for his captaincy skills which he displayed during the 2nd ODI of this series.

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19. Suresh Raina was again declared captain of the young Indian cricket team during 2014 Bangladesh series in 2014 while all the regular players of Indian cricket were rested.

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20. Suresh Raina was awarded Man of the Match in the same match.

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21. Suresh Raina was selected for a T20 series against England.

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22. Suresh Raina was not selected in India's first tour to USA, where they play West Indies for 2 T20Is.

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23. Suresh Raina was included into India's test squad after almost two years.

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24. Suresh Raina top-scored in a rain-affected game at the Lord's scoring a commendable 84 from 75 balls.

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25. Suresh Raina running through a poor form in the Test series especially in the last match made some impact in the 5 match-ODI series though the team was unable to secure a win at all.

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26. Suresh Raina struggled against short bowling and in the final Test was out for a 29-ball duck, the longest in India's Test history.

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27. Suresh Raina took Younis Khan's catch off of Yuvraj's bowling.

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28. Suresh Raina was on the bench through the first half of the 2011 Cricket World Cup as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni instead went with the in-form Yusuf Pathan.

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29. Suresh Raina made his debut in the Second Test after Yuvraj Singh was ill.

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30. Suresh Raina was then brought into the Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka in July and August 2010.

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31. Suresh Raina was the leading run scorer in this series.

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32. In 2000, Suresh Raina decided to play cricket and subsequently moved from his hometown Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh to Lucknow, to attend the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow.

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33. Suresh Raina has three elder brothers Dinesh Raina, Naresh Raina and Mukesh Raina and one elder sister Renu.

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34. Suresh Raina was a part of the Indian squad that won the 2011 World Cup.

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35. Suresh Raina is the first of the three Indian batsmen to ever score a century in all three formats of international cricket.

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36. Suresh Raina has captained the Indian cricket team and is the second-youngest player ever to captain India.

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37. Suresh Raina was the captain of the Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League, and is the vice-captain of the Chennai Super Kings.

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38. Suresh Raina plays for Uttar Pradesh in all forms of domestic cricket.

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39. Suresh Raina had missed the first match for Uttar Pradesh as he was in Netherlands.

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40. Suresh Raina takes a stunning one-hand catch against Odisha in the Ranji Trophy.

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41. Suresh Raina joined Yuvraj Singh and the duo wrestled back the momentum from Australia with some sensible batting.

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42. Suresh Raina is well known for his fielding skills and the 31-year-old stunned everyone on Tuesday with his stellar effort in the match between Uttar Pradesh and Odisha.

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43. Suresh Raina is one of the best fielders of all time.

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44. Parthiv Patel and Suresh Raina played useful knocks of 38 and 43, respectively.

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45. Suresh Raina was one of the important members of India's 2015 World Cup squad.

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46. Suresh Raina was the first choice after the IPL season but his batting inconsistency made the spot vacant again.

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47. Suresh Raina was a match-winner for India in the limited overs format.

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48. Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina resurrected the innings after the loss of the openers and KL Rahul.

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49. In 2016, Suresh Raina was signed for the Gujarat Lions after the suspension of CSK.

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50. Suresh Raina scored an astonishing 99 not out off 52 deliveries against Sunrisers Hyderabad and helped Chennai Super Kings to score a mammoth 223 runs.

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51. In the 2011 IPL too, Suresh Raina maintained his reputation as the leading run-scorer with 438 runs, again being the only player to cross 400 do so for all the seven seasons.

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52. Suresh Raina made significant contributions in the first edition of the tournament to compensate the Chennai Super Kings over the losses of key players like Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey and Jacob Oram.

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53. Suresh Raina was signed by the Chennai Super Kings for US$650,000 for the first three years of the tournament.

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54. Suresh Raina was selected in the final Test match at Sydney, under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.

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55. Suresh Raina played some crucial knocks in quarter-final and semi-final of the World Cup, which helped India to win the 2011 ICC Cricket WorldCup.

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56. Suresh Raina responded by assisting Yuvraj Singh in a successful run chase through high pressure, making 34 from 28 balls to carry India to victory.

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57. Suresh Raina made his ODI debut in July 2005 against Sri Lanka at the age of 19.

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