NEW DELHI: It was on July 30, 2005, precisely 15 years in the past, when a 19 yr previous Suresh Raina made his debut for the Males in Blue in opposition to Sri Lanka in an ODI at Dambulla. Over […]
Over the course of the following 15 years, Raina grew to become an integral member of India’s restricted overs arrange, giving the group a beneficial left-hand batting possibility. That coupled together with his efficient half time spin bowling and electrical fielding talents made him a match winner.
The left-handed batsman, who managed to change into one of many best white-ball cricketers, additionally holds the document for being the primary Indian batsman to register centuries in all three codecs of the sport. That elite membership has simply 14 cricketers and three Indians (Raina, Rohit Sharma & KL Rahul).
Taking to Twitter and Instagram, Raina’s spouse Priyanka congratulated her husband on Thursday by posting a heartfelt message on behalf of her two youngsters and herself. ‘We love you @ImRaina & are tremendous happy with every little thing you will have finished’. Love, Rio, Gracia & Priyanka.
We love you @ImRaina & are tremendous happy with every little thing you will have finished. Love, Rio, Gracia & Priyanka #15yearsofraina https://t.co/rrcqbpF7OA
— Priyanka Chaudhary Raina (@PriyankaCRaina) 1596110647000
Priyanka wrote, “Fifteen years because you performed your first ODI! 15 years of success, ups & downs, arduous work & much more. World has seen your ardour, dedication & the rewards you bought in return. I’ve seen your hardships, insanity, sleepless nights & your reluctance to cool down with any nonsense thrown at you.”
“I’ve seen the quantity of arduous work you will have put in & how true you will have all the time been to your self when it got here to giving again to your recreation, individuals who supported you & everybody who wished greatest for you throughout this journey. You all the time acknowledged how blessed you might be to obtain the love & religion folks have proven in you. And also you labored tirelessly to face as much as their expectations & ship your greatest,” she added
Raina and his spouse Priyanka had been blessed with their second little one, a son they named Rio in March this yr.
On the age of 14 Raina moved from his hometown in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh to Lucknow to pursue cricket on the Guru Gobind Singh Sports activities faculty. He rose up the ranks in age group cricket and on the age of 16 made his Ranji Trophy debut for Uttar Pradesh.
The 33-year-old, who grew to become a significant cog in India’s center order for a few years has thus far performed 18 Checks, 226 ODIs, and 78 T20Is for India and has scored 5,615 runs in ODI cricket at a mean of 35.31. He has seven worldwide centuries to his title. He’s additionally an efficient proper arm off-break bowler and has thus far taken 62 worldwide wickets.
Raina was additionally a part of the 2011 World Cup-winning Indian squad. He performed essential knocks within the quarter closing vs Australia (34*) and semi closing vs Pakistan (36*).
Raina, who will subsequent be seen in motion for the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) within the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), can also be the second-highest run-getter within the historical past of the IPL, behind solely Virat Kohli.
The 33 yr previous who was lately noticed practising with the likes of Mohammed Shami and Piyush Chawla after lockdown norms had been relaxed hasn’t performed for the Indian group since July 2018.
Speaking about his potential to remain calm and take criticism head on his spouse additional wrote:
“Everyone knows It is a world the place you possibly can’t be excellent on a regular basis, but there was no tolerance or constructive strategy proven in direction of even the smallest missing you could have proven, regardless of all of your contribution, data & achievements! what I really recognize is your resilience & the benefit with which you all the time stored your cool to cope with any criticism or unfair therapy,” Priyanka additional wrote.
“I’ve all the time been happy with you & will all the time be. You achieved unimaginable heights however you deserved far more & you continue to do. You’re a gem individual with a golden coronary heart who’s all the time prepared to present wholeheartedly. Keep the way in which you might be! maintain shining, continue to grow & maintain giving your greatest unconditionally & relaxation will observe!”
“We love you and are tremendous happy with every little thing you will have finished”
In September final yr, Raina in an interview had stated that he’s concentrating on a comeback to the Indian group with two again to again T20 World Cups developing. With the 2020 version of the T20 World Cup now being postponed, it is going to be attention-grabbing to see if the selectors give him the nod quickly. His efficiency within the upcoming 13th version of the IPL within the UAE will probably be essential.