Born on November 27, 1986 at Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, UP
Left Handed Batsman and Right-arm offbreak bowler
First International against Sri Lanka on Jul 30, 2005
Nickname is Sonu.
Suresh father Triloki Chand is a retired military officer.The Raina family moved in the 1980s from the Rainawari area of Srinagar, Kashmir, to Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.Raina decided to play cricket in 2000, and moved from his city Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh (near New Delhi) to Lucknow, to attend the specialist government Sports College.He rose to become the captain of the Uttar Pradesh U-16s came to prominence amongst Indian selectors in 2002, when he was selected at the age of 15 and a half years for the U-19 tour to England, where he made a pair of half-centuries in the U-19 Test matches.He toured Sri Lanka later that year with the U-17 team. He made his Ranji Trophy debut for Uttar Pradesh against Assam in February 2003 at the age of 16, but did not play another match until the following season. In late 2003, he toured Pakistan for the U-19 Asian ODI Championship before being selected for the 2004 U-19 World Cup, where he scored three half centuries, including a 90 scored off only 38 balls. He was then awarded a Border-Gavaskar scholarship to train at the Australian Cricket Academy and in early 2005, he made his first-class limited overs debut, and scored 645 runs that season at an average of 53.75.He was selected to participate in the Challenger Series in early 2005,and after injury to Sachin Tendulkar and suspension to captain Sourav Ganguly, Raina was selected for the Indian Oil Cup 2005 in Sri Lanka.
Personal and Love Life
|Raina with Poorna patel|
The love life of Raina came under the limelight when he was spotted with Poorna Patel in 2011 at Shiridi.However the love story ended too soon.But again in 2012 Raina was in relationship with the Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma.But this relationship ended ,as the couple didnt had enough time for dating.
In recent times Raina gave a statement "I'm in love... with my new sports car," beams the Chennai Super Kings batsman. Yes, the cricketer has found a new love and is beaming!In an exclusive chat with Times of India,.
The sports car you're driving around Chennai is the cynosure of all eyes...
Well, I've always wanted to buy a sports car. After the England series, I went up to my dad and said that I wanted to buy a sports car and got his consent. On his birthday, I surprised him by bringing it home. It's a Porsche Boxter Limited Edition and my family was thrilled to see it. I just bought them a house and indulged in this car for my happiness. Also, it's yellow, which is a good colour, and fortunately, also matches the colour of my team in the IPL!
He was questioned about his love life that -Last year, you'd said that you will get married in a couple of years. Have you found the right girl yet?
and his reply -"(smiles) Oh no, no yet. I'm just 26 and my focus right now is on cricket. I'm playing well and would love to play Test cricket for India on a regular basis soon. Of course, my parents have frequently asked me if they can go ahead to find a girl and I've told them to wait. When I find the right girl, I'll surely let the world know."
- His favourite cricket ground in India and abroad- Ranchi in India and Auckland abroad.
- His favourite mate in the dressing room- Ravindra Jadeja.
- The toughest bowler to face in Tests and ODIs- Muttiah Muralitharan.
- The street food he can’t ignore- Tunde ke kebab.
- One Bollywood actress he would want to date- Sonali Bendre. She is very pretty.
- His dream destination- Ibiza.
- The film he have seen more than 5 times- Sholay
- His favourite restaurants in Delhi and Mumbai- Bukhara in Delhi and Thai Pavillion in Mumbai.
|Raina and Adidas|
As he is now a popular Indian Cricket team player he is getting well Salary from the Chennai Super king and from India Team , He has seen in couple of ads that shows his strength in the sponsors handling , He was seen in Adidas , Pepsi , and Boost energy drink .
Endorsements Deals : Pepsi , Boost , Adidas
IPL : US$ 5 million for the first three years
Earnings : 8.94 Crore As of Jan '13
Salary : Grade A Retainership Fees – ( Rs 1 crore per annum )