Suresh Raina, the former India batter, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, on Tuesday. Check out why he retired so early.

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Suresh is an attacking middle order left handed batter. He had more success in limited over cricket than in test.

Suresh Raina : Age | Doctorate | Why retired | Twitter


He has weakness of short pitched balls and throughout his career opposition teams tried to exploit this weakness.

Also in Ranji trophy he has struggled against short balls.

He has been widely criticised for his short ball weakness. He is part time off break bowler. His favourite scoring area is mid wickets on side.

Most of the times he plays inside out off drive shot. While trying to hit on off side, he creates room for himself.

Suresh Raina age

Suresh Kumar Raina was born in Muradnagar of Uttar Pradesh on 27 November 1986 into a Kashmiri Pandit family, to parents from Rainawari, Srinagar district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Name Suresh Raina
Born November 27, 1986
  Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Age 35 years 283 days

India, Chennai Super Kings,

India Blue, India U19, Board Presidents XI,

Uttar Pradesh, India A, Rest of India, Central Zone, Indians, Gujarat Lions, India Green, India C

Nickname Raina
Bat Style Left Handed Bat
Bowl Style Right-arm offbreak

Raina lives in the Rajnagar neighborhood of Ghaziabad city. He has an older brother, Dinesh Raina and He studied in a boarding school.

He was the captain of Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League (IPL) , and he also served as vice-captain of the Chennai Super Kings and he is the first Indian batsman to hit a century in all three formats of international cricket.


Former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina received an honorable doctorate from Chennai’s Vels University.

The Chennai-based university felicitated Raina with the big honour in a special convocation held at the college premises on Friday (August 5).

Suresh Raina : Age | Doctorate | Why retired | Twitter

Raina posted images from the convocation ceremony on his official Twitter account. In the post, Raina asserted that he was humbled to receive the honour and moved by the love. He also spoke about his love for the city of Chennai and the special place it holds in his heart.

“I am humbled to receive this honor from the outstanding institution VELS Institute of Science & technology & Advanced Studies @VelsVistas @IshariKGanesh Sir. I am moved by all the love & thank you from the bottom of my heart. Chennai is home & it has a special place for me,” wrote Raina on his official Twitter account.

Despite quitting international cricket, Raina has continued to play domestic and franchise cricket. 

Suresh Raina why retired 

Raina to the shock of many went unsold at the 2022 IPL mega auction after CSK did not retain him.

Suresh Raina : Age | Doctorate | Why retired | Twitter

Raina has been part of CSK since the Indian Premier league’s (IPL) inception in 2008 and has been one of best players across the league over the years. During CSK’s suspension from IPL for two years, Raina was named captain of the Gujarat Lions.

Over the years, he has been a match-winner in yellow and among the highest run-getters in the history of IPL. In 205 IPL games, Raina has amassed 5528 runs at an average of 32.5 and a healthy strike rate of 136.7.

Raina would also not play domestic cricket from now. He has been the mainstay for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket over the years.

Raina retired from international cricket in 2019 on the same day as MS Dhoni on August 15, 2020. He shared a video on social media on Monday (September 5) where he can be seen batting.


Raina took to Twitter to announce his retirement.

“It has been an absolute honour to represent my country & state UP. I would like to announce my retirement from all formats of Cricket. I would like to thank @BCCI, @UPCACricket, @ChennaiIPL, @ShuklaRajiv sir & all my fans for their support and unwavering faith in my abilities.” Raina Tweeted.

As soon as he announced his retirement, tributes poured in for the southpaw.

“Thank you for all the wonderful memories on and off the field. Wishing you the best for your future endeavours,” KL Rahul tweeted.

Irfan Pathan wrote: “Good luck Brother for the future ahead. Wanna see those cover Cover drives still.”

“The streets of Anbuden will never forget what Chinna Thala meant to each and every one of us! Thank You, Mr. IPL!,” wrote CSK on their official Twitter handle reacting to Raina’s  retirement.

By Rishabh

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