Suresh Raina is also known as Mr. IPL is one of the finest cricketers to have played for India. November 27 is a special day for Raina. Because the cricketer has turned one year older today. Today he is celebrating his 35th birthday. Hailing from Uttar Pradesh, Raina has performed brilliantly in limited-overs cricket for both the national team and IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
Raina was dismissed for 0 on debut
Suresh Raina made his debut against Sri Lanka on 30 July 2005. The debut cap was given to Raina by captain Rahul Dravid. Although Raina’s first match was very bad. Raina loses his wicket on the very first ball. He has dismissed LBW by Muralitharan for 0. However, after this Raina never looked back.
Suresh Raina records
Suresh Raina made many records in his career and in the T20 World Cup 2010, Raina accomplished a big feat. Raina scored a century in the World T20 match against South Africa and became the first batsman to score a T20 century while batting at number 3. Raina is the first cricketer from India. Who has scored a century in Test, ODI, and T20?
Sikandar Raina of T20 and IPL cricket
Suresh Raina is the first cricketer from India who has scored 6000 and 8000 runs in T20. Raina accomplished this feat while playing for Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions, Team India, and Uttar Pradesh. Suresh Raina is not just called Mr. IPL. He became the first cricketer to complete 5000 runs in IPL.
Suresh Raina retires from international cricket
In the year 2020, Suresh Raina retired from international cricket along with his friend and teammate MS Dhoni. He has played 15 years for his national team which includes more than 5 World Cups.
After scoring a 60-ball century against South Africa in the opening match of the 2007 T20 World Cup, Raina became the first Indian to score a century in the T20 format. He is also the first Indian to score a century in all three formats of the game – Test, ODI, T20I. Raina is one of the very few players to have been a part of India’s World Cup-winning team in both the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ICC World Cup.