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Happy Birthday Suresh Raina :Down The Memory Lane Of His Cricket Career

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| November 27 , 2018 , 13:46 IST

Indian cricket team star all-rounder Suresh Raina celebrated his 32nd birthday on Tuesday.

On November 27, 1986, Uttar Pradesh-born left-handed batsman Raina debuted for Team India at the age of 18. After this, he became famous for his aggressive batting.

Let us know some of the interesting things related to his cricket career on his birthday:

Cricket Debut At The Age Of 16

In the year 2003, Suresh Raina joined the Ranji team of Uttar Pradesh and played against Assam, but he could not play the second match in that season.

In the same year, he played in the Under-19 Asian One-Day Championship that was held Pakistan.

Under-19 World Cup in 2004

In the Under-19 World Cup in 2004, Suresh Raina was unable to do anything special through his batting. But with his skills, it seemed clear that he would make a great batsman. During the world cup, he had three half-centuries with a best score of 90 runs on 38 balls.

First Batsman To Score A Century In All Three Formats

Raina became the first batsman to score a hundred in all three formats of international cricket (Test, One Day and T20) for India.

A Brilliant Hundred In The Test Cricket Debut

Raina's left-handed batting debuted was in 2010 against Sri Lanka. The match was played between the two teams in Colombo. In this match, Raina scored 120 runs. During this, he had 12 boundaries and two sixes. He became the 12th player of India to achieve this.

The First Indian Batsman To Score A Century In T20 International Cricket

The was Suresh Raina became the first Indian the third batsman of the world to score a century in T20 International cricket. He scored awesome 101 from just 60 balls against quality pace attack in T20 world cup league match against South Africa on May 2, 2010.

Scored Zero Runs In One-Day Internationals Debut                         

Raina returned to the pavilion with zero runs in his One-Day Internationals Debut against Sri Lanka in 2005. He was given LBW out by Sri Lankan veteran Muttiah Muralitharan. In this match played in Dambulla, Team India suffered a defeat.

A Record Of Making Second Highest Runs In IPL

Suresh Raina holds a record of making second highest runs in IPL with a  score of 4098 in 147 matches. Virat Kohli leading with 4110 runs in 139 matches. He has scored 4985 runs in 172 innings of 176 matches.