Former Team India batsman Suresh Raina turns 35 today. Raina was born on this day in Muradnagar in 1986. His father worked in an ordnance factory. Raina decided to play cricket at the age of 14 and joined Lucknow Sports College. This is where his journey to become a professional cricketer began. He made his Ranji Trophy debut for UP at the age of 16. He then went on and made his Test debut sits in ODI, T20 the following year and Tests in 2010, in 2005. He married childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary in 2015. His love story is very interesting and Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a big role to play in it.
In fact, Suresh Raina had taken a flight from Perth to London to propose to Priyanka. Raina had revealed this in an interview. While former Indian captain MS Dhoni and his best friend had even asked him not to go on such a long journey. Team India was on a tour of Australia at that time. Raina had said in the interview that the players then had 7-8 days to rest. Taking advantage of this opportunity, Raina had reached England to meet his childhood friend Priyanka. When he told captain Dhoni about the journey, Dhoni also refused to let him go to England. But ignoring his best friend's words, he moved to England. At that time, the batsman took a UK visa and sought permission from the BCCI. He travelled 16 hours from Perth to Dubai and then completed a 12-hour journey to England.
Both Raina and Priyanka knew each other since childhood. Priyanka's family later shifted to Punjab during which the two also lost contact. The two met at the airport for five minutes in 2008. Raina was then going to Bangalore for IPL and Priyanka to Holland. The two had started dating each other since the meeting. The two dated each other for a long time and then got married in 2015.