Birthday special: Lesser known facts 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.

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  • Aravind ravi28-Nov-2014

    His nickname is sonu!!

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