Someone has rightly said that if you pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination then the whole universe conspires to work with you. Suresh Raina does aptly fit in the above example which proves that achieving anything about which you are passionate is never impossible.He had the courage to fight against all odds to achieve infeasible heights in his career.
Born on 27TH November 1986 to Tirlokchand Raina and Parvesh Raina in Uttar Pradesh, Raina’s keen interest towards playing cricket can be traced back to his early childhood days.He received immense support of his parents who encouraged him throughout. Suresh Raina is an off spin bowler and a left handed batsman. He is rightly known to be the right hand of MS Dhoni for his excellent batting skills.
Some of the greatest achievements of the player has won him international fame too. Suresh Raina is known for his versatile and consistent performances in the world of cricket. He is the only batsmen from India to have scored a century in all formats of cricket till now (ODI, Test Matches, IPL).Also, he is the only batsmen to have scored 2500 IPL runs. Apart from that, he also holds the record of playing the most number of matches in IPL ie 47.
He is the second player after Chris Gayle and first Indian to hit 100 sixes in IPL. In 2011,he was amongst the 15 Indian Players who saw history being created at Wankhede Stadium, where the team won the prestigious World Cup Trophy after 28 years. And last but not the least , he is the first Indian to have scored centuries in both International T 20 and in IPL which makes him indispensable for the team.
Suresh Raina’s career initially took shape in the year 2000 when he decided to play cricket and shifted from his hometown in Ghaziabad to Lucknow , to join a cricket academy. Within a short span of time, he rose to become the captain of the UP U-16s and came to limelight amongst Indian Selectors in 2002. His trail of successive achievements made him popular among the team. He got selected for U-19 tour to England where his outstanding performance in the U-19 test matches made him a well known face among the people.Then, later he played against Sri Lanka with the U-17 team.
The feather in his cap was his victory for Uttar Pradesh in his Ranji Trophy debut against Assam in 2003.In late 2003, he did win against Pakistan for the U-19 Asian ODI Championship before he got selected for 2004 U-19 World Cup where he scored three half centuries, including a 90 scored off only 38 balls which was truly incredible. He got Border Gavaskar scholarship to be trained at Australian Cricket Academy and in early 2005, he made his first class debut and scored 645 runs that season at an average of 53.75.These were definitely some of the glamorous early achievements in his cricket career which made him immensely popular among the crowds.
Suresh Raina Net Worth
Suresh Raina has a net worth of $25 million US dollars as of 2017. The net worth of Suresh Raina includes IPL Salary and Income from Brand Endorsements .Undoubtedly, he is one of the highest paid sports player in the world which makes him even more demanding during IPL seasons. He is fond of keeping luxurious cars which include Mercedes, Mini Cooper , BMW and Porsche amounting to around 6 crores. Suresh Raina is associated with some of the reputed brands which include Pepsi, Intex,Adidas ,Boost, RK Global and Ceat. He approximately earns Rs 7 crores for signing up deals with any brands.
Recently Suresh Raina was in news for having injured a six year old boy sitting in the galleries of M Chinnaswamy Stadium when a six off Suresh Raina’s willow hit his left leg during the final match between India and England. However, there were no serious injuries and the boy returned to watch the match after being treated at a nearby hospital.
This dashing left hander is definitely the rising star of Indian Cricket Team. He is not only a perfect batsman but also a superb fielder which makes him an all rounder player. His consistent performances and breathtaking records has won hearts of many youngsters. He is an inspiration to all those who wish to achieve success in life with all their sheer hardwork.