Former Indian all-rounder Suresh Raina announced his retirement from all formats of game. Check out his IPL career and wife in this article.

Suresh Raina : Wife | IPL career | Retired | Doctor

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.

Suresh Raina : Wife | IPL career | Retired | Doctor

Born 27 November 1986 (age 35)
Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nickname Sonu, Chinna Thala Raina, Mr. IPL 
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm off-spin

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

In 2000, Raina decided to play cricket and subsequently moved from his hometown Muradnagar, Ghaziabad district to Lucknow, to attend the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College, Lucknow.

On 15 August 2020, Raina announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket. He pulled out of the 2020 Indian Premier League due to personal reasons.

Suresh Raina wife

The couple of Suresh Raina and her wife Priyanka Chaudhary is one of the most active couples among their fans on various social media platforms. 

Suresh Raina : Wife | IPL career | Retired | Doctor

Full Name Priyanka Chaudhary Raina 
Profession(s)     Entrepreneur, RJ
Famous Role Being the wife of Suresh Raina

After marrying in 2015, the two of them have been spotted a lot of times endorsing social causes while working closely with their own foundation.

Priyanka Chaudhary is a full-time mother, and an Entrepreneur working actively with GRF foundation, Gracia Raina Foundation, which caters to spreading awareness among women in enabling them to make informed choices about their health.

In 2017, Priyanka, along with her husband, also founded MAATE, a brand dealing with the production of natural bally wellness products. Suresh Raina’s wife heads both these initiatives whilst embracing parenthood along with her husband.

Suresh Raina IPL career 

Raina was awarded “best fielder” by the BCCI ahead of the finals of IPL 2010.

He played a vital half-century which turned the final to Chennai’s tide who ultimately went on to become the champions beating the Mumbai Indians. For his performances in 2010, he was named in the Cricinfo IPL XI.

Suresh Raina : Wife | IPL career | Retired | Doctor

Year Mat Inn N.O. Runs HS Avg S/R 100 50 4s 6s CT ST
2021 12 2 160 54 17.77 125.00 0 1 13 9 7 0
2019 17 1 383 59 23.93 121.97 0 3 45 9 7 0
2018 15 3 445 75* 37.08 132.44 0 4 46 12 9 0
2017 14 3 442 84 40.18 143.97 0 3 42 13 4 0
2016 15 1 399 75 28.50 127.88 0 3 39 10 7 0
2015 17 2 374 62 24.93 123.02 0 2 31 16 11 0
2014 16 3 523 87 40.23 146.08 0 5 51 19 11 0
2013 18 4 548 100* 42.15 150.13 1 4 50 18 10 0
2012 19 1 441 73 25.94 135.69 0 1 36 19 11 0
2011 16 2 438 73* 31.28 134.76 0 4 36 17 4 0
2010 16 5 520 83* 47.27 142.85 0 4 45 22 10 0
2009 14 0 434 98 31.00 140.90 0 2 37 21 7 0
2008 16 3 421 55* 38.27 142.22 0 3 35 18 10 0
All IPL 205 30 5528 100* 32.51 136.76 1 39 506 203 108 0

For his performances in 2013, he was named in the Cricinfo CLT20 XI.

In 2016, Raina was signed for the Gujarat Lions after the suspension of CSK. He captained the team for the season, and remained consistent with batting, scoring 399 runs in 15 innings.

Raina had to leave for the Netherlands in between of season 9 for birth of his first child thus making him miss his first ever match in nine seasons of IPL.

In IPL 2018, Raina was retained by the returning Super Kings for a price tag of 11 crore ($1.7 million). During the second game of the tournament, Raina suffered a calf injury, due to which he was ruled out of the next two games.

Retired 

Former India batter Suresh Raina on Tuesday announced his retirement from all forms of cricket, a move that makes him eligible for competing in overseas T20 leagues.

Suresh Raina : Wife | IPL career | Retired | Doctor

The 35-year-old had followed M S Dhoni into international retirement on August 15, 2020.

He continued playing the IPL in 2021 but was released by Chennai Super Kings ahead of the 2022 season. “It has been an absolute honour to represent my country & state UP.

I would like to announce my retirement from all formats of cricket,” Raina tweeted while thanking the BCCI, Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association and CSK.

Since an active India or domestic player can’t take part in overseas leagues, Raina needed to take this step for him to explore T20 leagues around the world. He could also be seen in Cricket South Africa’s new T20 league, to be held next year, with all six teams owned by IPL franchises, including CSK.

Raina played his last competitive game in October 2021 when he turned up for CSK against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi. As an India player, Raina played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20s. He was part of the World Cup winning squad in 2011.

Doctor 

Former India cricketer and one of the all-time best middle-order batters for the country in the ODIs, Suresh Raina, was on Friday (August 5) felicitated and granted an honourary Doctorate by the VELS Institute of Science and Technology and Advanced Studies.

Suresh Raina : Wife | IPL career | Retired | Doctor

Raina – one of the most loved Indian cricketers in Tamil Nadu – has taken centre stage on several occasions, helping win the country some important laurels.

The Uttar Pradesh cricketer attended the 12th Annual Convocation ceremony of the varsity in Chennai due to his long-term association with Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

By Rishabh

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