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Suresh Raina was born on 27th November 1986 into a Kashmiri Pandit family in Muradnagar, Ghaziabad Disrict, Uttar Pradesh state. His family moved from Srinagar to Ghaziabad during 1980s. Though he loved cricket from his childhood days he took it seriously during 2000 and joined specialist government Sports College in Lucknow.
He played for Uttar Pradesh U-16 team in several tournaments. His Ranji debut was in 2003 playing for Uttar Pradesh against Assam. He subsequently played for U-19 team in Pakistan tour U-19 Asian ODI Championship. He was later selected for U-19 World Cup 2004 where he scored three half centuries. His first-class debut was in 2005 and played for Indian Oil Cup in 2005. His Test debut was in 2010 playing against Sri Lanka, where he scored 120.
He rose to fame after playing for Cricket World Cup 2011, though he had to sit for most of the matches, he made his significance contribution when he was given the opportunity to play against West Indies when Virender Sehwag was injured. Indian coach Gary Kirstensaid ‘Raina won the World Cup for us with some crucial knocks’. He also became the captain of Indian team when seniors like MS Dhoni, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir were not available due to injuries.
He made his Indian Premier League debut playing for Chennai Super Kings. He also captained Chennai Super Kings during MS Dhoni absence.
Suresh Raina family members’ names and photos
He was born to Trilok Chand, a retired military officer and Parvesh Raina, a house maker.
He has elder brothers named Dinesh Raina, Naresh Raina and Mukesh Raina.
He has one elder sister named Renu Raina.
He is married to his childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary since 3rd April 2015.