Birthday special: Lesser known facts and trivia about Suresh Raina

On India’s prolific all rounder, Suresh Raina’s birthday, we give you some interesting trivia about the batsman who hails from Uttar Pradesh.

Suresh Raina

>> Suresh Raina’s nickname is 'Sanu'.

>> Raina claims that his favourite food is ‘Aloo Kadhi’.

>> Suresh Raina’s father, Trilok Chand is a retired military officer. His mother’s name is Parvesh Raina.

>> Suresh has four other siblings – 3 brothers namely Dinesh, Mukesh and Naresh and a sister, Renu.

>> Suresh Raina is the only Indian cricketer to score a century in all three formats of the game (Tests, ODIs, T20s).

>> Raina was the second youngest player to be selected as the Indian captain.

>> Raina has played the most number of one-dayers before making his debut in the Test team which is a record.

>> Raina scored a century on his Test debut. He scored 120 runs.

>> Suresh Raina was the first cricketer to score above 400 runs in all the editions of the Indian Premier League

>> Raina was the first player in the history of IPL to cross 3,000-run mark.

>> He is the first Indian and second in the world to hit 100 sixes in the IPL.

>> He is the third batsman in the world to score a hundred in T20s; the other two being Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle.

  • Aravind ravi28-Nov-2014

    His nickname is sonu!!

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