Suresh Raina Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Wife, Children, Biography & More

Suresh Raina

Real NameSuresh Kumar Raina
NicknameSanu, Sonu
ProfessionIndian Cricketer (Batsman)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 73 kg
in Pounds- 161 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI- 30 July 2005 against Sri Lanka at Dambulla
Test- 26 July 2010 against Sri Lanka at Colombo
T20 - 1 December 2006 against South Africa at Johannesburg
Coach/MentorDeepak Sharma, SP Krishnan
Jersey Number#3 (India)
#3 (IPL)
Domestic/State TeamChennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions, India Blue, Uttar Pradesh
Nature on fieldCalm
Likes to play againstPakistan
Favourite ShotPull shot
Records (main ones)• First Indian cricketer to score a century in all 3 formats (Tests, ODIs, T20s).
• Second youngest player to be selected as the Indian skipper.
• Has played the most number of ODIs before making his test debut, which is a record.
• First Player to score 3000 runs in the IPL.
• First cricketer to score 400+ runs in all the editions of the Indian Premier League (till IPL 9-2016).
• First Indian and second in the world to hit 100 sixes in the IPL.
• Third batsman in the world to score a century in T20 International; the other two being Brendon McCullum and Chris Gayle.
Career Turning PointAt the age of 15, Raina was spotted by Indian selectors when he was playing for Uttar Pradesh under-16s and was drafted to India's under-19 tour of England where he scored 2 half-centuries.
Personal Life
Date of Birth27 November 1986
Age (as in 2016)30 Years
Birth PlaceMuradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
SignatureSuresh Raina signature
HometownRajnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
SchoolNot known
CollegeGovernment Sports College, Lucknow
Educational QualificationNot known
FamilyFather: Tirlokchand Raina (Retired army officer)
Mother: Parvesh Raina
Suresh Raina with his parents and wife
Brothers: Naresh Raina, Mukesh Raina, Dinesh Raina (All elder)
Suresh Raina with his brothers
Sister: Renu Raina (Elder)
Suresh Raina with his sister
AddressSector 11, Rajnagar, Ghaziabad
Suresh Raina house in Ghaziabad
C-27, Sector 50, Noida
Suresh Raina house in Noida
HobbiesTravelling, snorkelling, water sports, paragliding
Controversies• In 2012, a sarcastic tweet was directed to the Pakistan cricket team, who were ousted from the tournament after their loss to Sri Lanka in the semi-finals, "Ek do din late gaye ghar !!!! Woh bhi besharam ki tarah Gaye... Bye bye Pakistan!!!!." Soon after, this tweet was deleted after it was condemned on Twitter. Raina came up with a clarification on twitter and put the blame on his nephew for it by tweeting "Smart phones r dangerous. Discovered it last night after my nephew posted random tweets. I'm a sportsman and would never disrespect". Though I already deleted it, I felt it's better to clarify. To all those who r upset, I'm sorry. I'm not one to show disrespect."
Suresh Raina controversial tweet
• On 20 June 2013, former IPL chief Lalit Modi alleged that Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo had taken bribes from a bookie who was also a builder, while they were playing for Chennai Super Kings.
Lalit Modi e-mail
• During the 2016 T20 World Cup, he found himself in the middle of a match-fixing controversy on the eve of India's World T20 semi-final match against West Indies in Mumbai. According to reports, Suresh Raina was earlier being investigated by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on possible involvement in match-fixing, after being seen with a woman, who is known to be a close associate of a bookie.
Favourite Things
Favourite CricketersBatsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni
Bowler: Muttiah Muralitharan, Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee
Favourite Cricket GroundM. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
Favourite Cricket CommentatorsRavi Shastri, Nasser Hussain
Favourite FootballerLionel Messi
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan
Favourite Actresses Sonali Bendre, Jessica Alba
Favourite FilmsBollywood: Sholay, Kai Po Che, Iqbal
Hollywood: Fault In Our Stars, Cast Away
Favourite MusiciansKishore Kumar, Mohit Chauhan, Maroon 5, Band of Brothers
Favourite Song"Sukoon Mila" from the film Mary Kom
Favourite ColourLight Blue
Favorite FoodAloo Kadhi, Tunde kebab
Favorite CarBentley
Favorite RestaurantsBukhara in Delhi
Thai Pavillion in Mumbai
Favorite DestinationItaly, Greece, Ibiza
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsPoorna Patel (daughter of politician Praful Patel, rumour)
Suresh Raina with Poorna Patel
Shruti Hassan (Actress, rumour)
Shruti Hassan
Priyanka Chaudhary
Wife/SpousePriyanka Chaudhary (m.2015-present)
Suresh Raina with his wife Priyanka Chaudhary
Marriage Date3 April 2015
Suresh Raina marriage photo
ChildrenDaughter- Gracia Raina
Suresh Raina with his daugher Gracia Raina
Son- N/A
Style Quotient
Cars collectionPorsche Boxster, Mini Cooper
Suresh Raina Porsche Boxster
Money Factor
Salary (as in 2016)RETAINER FEE: Rs 50 lakh ($95,000)
TEST FEE: Rs 300,000
ODI FEE: Rs 200,000
T20 FEE: Rs 150,000
Net Worth$25 million

Suresh Raina

Some Lesser Known Facts About Suresh Raina

  • Does Suresh Raina smoke?: No
  • Does Suresh Raina drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Raina belongs to a Kashmiri Pandit family from Anantnag district, Jammu & Kashmir.
  • He spent much of his childhood in hostel staying away from home.
  • He started playing professional cricket in 1999 at the sports college in Lucknow. Suresh Raina in younger days
  • He was the skipper of the Under-16 Uttar Pradesh team.
  • He has a habit of collecting his cricket bats and till now he has collected 250+ bats, including his first bat which was gifted by his father in 1998.
  • He played his first Ranji Trophy game at the age of 16.
  • On his ODI debut in 2005, he was dismissed for a ‘Golden Duck’ against Sri Lanka.
  • During an ODI match against West Indies in the Tri Series 2013, Raina and Ravindra Jadeja had a spat after Raina failed to take Sunil Narine’s catch on two occasions.

  • He scored a century on his Test debut.
  • He has never missed out on a single match for ‘Chennai Super Kings.’
  • He has sung the song “Tu Mili Sab Mila” for a 2015 Bollywood film ‘Meeruthiya Gangsters.’

  • He can play saxophone (woodwind instruments).
  • He tied the nuptial knots with his childhood friend Priyanka Chowdhary.
  • If he wasn’t a cricketer, he would have been a Basketball player.
  • He tattooed ‘Believe’ on his right arm. Suresh Raina tattoo