Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag lead birthday desires for Suresh Raina : Suresh Raina, the first Indian to score a hundred in all three formats, is celebrating his 32nd birthday today.
Birthday wishes poured in for Indian cricketer Suresh Raina from across the cricketing fraternity as the attacking left-hander turns 32 today.
Raina has played 18 Tests, scoring 768 runs at an average of 26.48. He has scored one hundred (his highest of 120) along with 7 fifties in his 31 innings. He has played 226 ODIs and has scored 5615 runs an average of 35.31. He also has scored 5 hundreds and 36 fifties from his 194 innings.
His most prolific format though was the T20Is, in which he played 78 matches, scoring 1605 runs at an average of 29.18. He has scored one hundred and five fifties.
Rains also the first Indian to score a hundred in all three formats of the game. He is also the first batsman to score 300-plus runs in all 11 editions of IPL.
Raina, who clears the field with a swashbuckling flourish when at the top of his game, scored a 33-run over to pacer Parvinder Awana of Kings XI Punjab in 2014, which is the second most expensive over in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) after Chris Gayle’s 37 runs to Prasanth Parameswaran in 2011.
From the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, a number of people took to Twitter to bestow good wishes on Raina on his special day.
“A bundle of energy and a live wire on the field. Here’s wishing @ImRaina a happy and cheerful birthday,” the BCCI tweeted.
Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag lead birthday desires for Suresh Raina
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 2018
Tendulkar posted a picture from Raina’s last birthday and wrote, “Fond memories of your birthday lunch last year, @ImRaina. Wishing you a very happy birthday and a blissful year ahead.”
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 27, 2018
Virender Sehwag also wished Raina a “lifetime of happiness””Listening to “Raina Beeti Jaaye” , Shaam na aaaaaye . Same happens when @ImRaina is in full flow with the bat, feel like shaam na aaye. Wish you luck and happiness. #HappyBirthdayRaina,” Sehwag wrote.
Listening to “Raina Beeti Jaaye” , Shaam na aaaaaye . Same happens when @ImRaina is in full flow with the bat, feel like shaam na aaye. Wish you luck and happiness.#HappyBirthdayRaina pic.twitter.com/Hj5DCIDAGe
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 27, 2018
“Wishing you lots of success, happiness and love @ImRaina. #HappyBirthdaySureshRaina!” cricketing stalwart VVS Laxman tweeted.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 27, 2018
— Priyanka C Raina (@_PriyankaCRaina) November 26, 2018
I love the music & you can sing so well, I love travelling & you can plan so well, I love to stay miles away from the kitchen & thank goodness you can cook so well.What else could I ask for? 😃Wish you a very #happybirthday my love @ImRaina! Life wouldn’t be possible without you. pic.twitter.com/2EdW8sOvKw
— Priyanka C Raina (@_PriyankaCRaina) November 27, 2018
— Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) November 27, 2018
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) November 27, 2018
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) November 27, 2018
Chinna Thala , they are mad about him in Chennai, as they are in most parts of India for his exemplary stroke play. A wonderful journey from UP hostel to the very top. May you maintain the fire and achieve a lot more @ImRaina .#HappyBirthdaySureshRaina pic.twitter.com/lGwKqlTkgQ
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 27, 2018
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 27, 2018