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New Delhi: Former India cricketer Suresh Raina (Happy Birthday Suresh Raina) has a big contribution in Indian cricket. In ODIs and T20 cricket, Suresh Raina made his own identity. Raina’s birthday is today and he has turned 34 years old. Born in Ghaziabad on 27 November 1986, Raina played 226 ODIs, 78 T20s, and 18 Test matches for India. Raina scored 6 centuries and 48 half-centuries in international cricket. The left-handed batsman scored 5615 in ODIs, 1605 in T20, and 768 in Tests. Know the big things about his career on Raina’s birthday.
Raina was out at 0 in his debut match
Suresh Raina made his debut against Sri Lanka on 30 July 2005. Raina was given the debut cap by captain Rahul Dravid. However, Raina’s first match was very bad. Raina lost his wicket on the very first ball, he was dismissed by Muralitharan LBW. However, Raina never looked back after this.
Suresh Raina records
Suresh Raina made many records in his career and in the T20 World Cup 2010, Raina carried out a big feat. Raina scored a century in the World T20 match against South Africa and became the first batsman to score a T20 century while batting at number 3 against South Africa. Raina is the first cricketer from India to have scored a century in Tests, ODIs, and T20s.
Raina’s career in T20 and IPL cricket
Suresh Raina is the first cricketer from India to have scored 6000 and 8000 runs in T20. Raina performed this feat while playing for Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions, Team India, and Uttar Pradesh. Suresh Raina is not called Mr. IPL. He became the first cricketer to complete 5000 runs in IPL. Apart from this, he is the only IPL player to score more than 400 runs in 7 consecutive seasons.
Suresh Raina is the only Indian cricketer to score a century in the World Cup as well as the T20 World Cup. However, despite so many records, Suresh Raina’s career ended at just 33 years of age.
Suresh Raina retires with Dhoni
MS Dhoni announced his retirement on August 15, 2020 and along with him Suresh Raina also said goodbye to international cricket. Suresh Raina had made big allegations against the Indian selectors before he retired. In an interview, Raina had expressed his displeasure against the selectors, saying that they do not tell the problem on the face. Raina, who has been out of the team since 2018, had revealed that the selectors had not given any reason to drop him out of the team.
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