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Suresh Raina Announces Retirement from Indian Premier League

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Suresh Raina, ‘Mr. IPL’ Retired From IPL 

Suresh Raina, the former Indian Batsman, announced his retirement from the Indian Premier League (IPL). Suresh Raina was not retained by Chennai Super Kings, nor he was picked by any team in IPL 2022 mega audition this year. He has been playing for CSK and has given commendable performance in the history of IPL. Raina smashed 5528 runs at an average of 32.5 and a strike rate of 136.7 in IPL 2015. Raina will also not play any domestic cricket tournament from now. In 2019, Raina retired from International Cricket on the same day as MS Dhoni, on 15th August 2020.

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Suresh Raina: Biography

Born 27 November 1986
Place of Birth Muradnagar, Uttar Pradesh
Age 35 Years
Parents Trilokchandra Raina, Pravesh Raina
Wife Priyanka Chaudhary
Children Rio Raina, Gracia Raina
Test Debut 26 July 2010
ODI Debut 30 July 2005
Batting Left-Handed
Bowling Right-arm off Spin

Suresh Raina: Stats and Records

Competition Test ODI T20
Matches 18 226 78
Total Runs Scored 768 5,615 1,605
100s 1 5 1
50s 7 36 5
Batting Average 26.48 35.31 29.18
Wickets 13 36 13
Bowling Average 46.38 50.30 34.00

Suresh Raina: Personal Life

Suresh Raina was born in Muradnagar of Uttar Pradesh on 27th November 1986. He was born in a Kashmiri Pandit family to parents from Rainawari, Srinagar district of Jammu and Kashmir. He completed his schooling at a boarding school and took admitted to Guru Gobin Singh Sports College in Lucknow. He recently received an honorary doctorate from Vels University.

Suresh Raina’s father Trilokchandra Raina was a military officer. In the 1990s, his family left Rainawari in Jammu Kashmir after the increasing tension related to an exodus of Kashmiri Hindus. They settled in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Suresh Raina: Domestic Cricket Career

In 2000, Suresh Raina decided to play cricket and attended the Guru Gobin Singh Sports College, Lucknow. He became the Captain of the Uttar Pradesh U-16 team. He made his Ranji Trophy debut for Uttar Pradesh in 2003, against Assam. Suresh Raina toured Pakistan for the U-19 Asian ODI Championship in 2003, before getting selected for the 2004 U-19 World Cup. He scores three centuries, including 90 runs in 38 balls. He received a Border-Gavaskar scholarship to train at the Australian Cricket Academy. In 2005, he made his first-class limited over debut and scored 645 runs in that season with an average of 53.75.

Suresh Raina: International Cricket Career

Suresh Raina was one of the best fielders on the Indian Cricket Team. In the semifinals of World Cup 2011, Suresh Raina scored 36 runs not out, contributing a good number of runs to India’s final score. In August 2020, he announced his retirement from all formats of International Cricket.

Suresh Raina: Indian Premier League (IPL)

In IPL 2010, he was awarded the ‘best fielder’ by the BCCI. He also became the fourth player in the history of IPL to play 200 matches after MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, and Dinesh Karthik.

Suresh Raina: Achievement

  • Suresh Raina is the first Indian player to score 6000 as well as 8000 runs in his T20 career.
  • He was the first ever cricketer to reach 5,000 runs in IPL.
  • In IPL history, he holds the record for the greatest number of catches, 107.
  • He holds the record for most runs scored in the powerplay in any IPL match
  • He is the second player after Chirs Gayle and the first Indian player to hit 100 sixes in IPL.

FAQs related to Suresh Raina

1. When was Suresh Raina born?
Ans. Suresh Raina was born on 27th November 1986.

2. What is Suresh Raina’s name in IPL?
Ans. Suresh Raina is also referred to as ‘Mr. IPL’.

3. When did Suresh Raina retire from IPL?
Ans. Suresh Raina announced his retirement from IPL on 6th September 2022.

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