Happy Birthday Chinna Thala: Know how Raina got the title of 'Mr IPL'
Happy Birthday Chinna Thala: Know how Raina got the title of 'Mr IPL'

Mumbai: Former India explosive batsman Suresh Raina is celebrating his 35th birthday today i.e. on 27th November. He has earned a lot of fame in international cricket with his excellent batting. Not only this, but he has also played an important role in the 4 title victories of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL. Due to the brilliant consistent performance of Suresh Raina, he is also called Mr. IPL.

Born on 27 November 1986 in Srinagar, Suresh Raina has played 226 ODIs, 78 T20s, and 18 Test matches for Team India. Raina has 6 centuries and 48 half-centuries in international cricket. Not only this, Raina has scored 5,615 runs in ODIs, 1,605 runs in T20s, and 768 runs in Tests. Raina's father is a Kashmiri Pandit. Raina wanted to become a cricketer since childhood. This was the reason that he shifted from Srinagar to Ghaziabad. In 1999, Raina started practicing laboriously for cricket, after which he performed well in UP's Under-16 in 2002. After that, he was selected for Under-19. 

Suresh Raina made his ODI debut in 2005 against Sri Lanka. During that time the captain of Team India was Rahul Dravid. He gave the debut cap to Mr. IPL. During that time Mahendra Singh Dhoni was also present in the team. In the very first match of his career, Raina was dismissed for zero. Suresh Raina is also considered the emperor of T20 cricket. He has made many big records in T20. Raina is also the first batsman to complete 5,000 runs in IPL, due to which he was given the title of Mr. IPL. There was a tremendous friendship between Dhoni and Suresh Raina from the beginning. Mr. IPL had also announced his retirement from international cricket along with Dhoni.

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