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’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.