Interesting Facts about Suresh Raina: First to Reach 8,000 Runs

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Here are some interesting facts about Suresh Raina with the total number of runs he has amassed.

Playing for Uttar Pradesh in India’s extremely competitive and enthralling domestic cricket circuit, Suresh Raina in his 300th T20 match became the first Indian cricketer to score 8,000 runs in the format. The shortest format of the game has been one that he has enjoyed playing in the most and as he reached the milestone, he now finds himself overall in the sixth position of run-getters in the game that is led by Warner (8111 runs), Pollard (8839) and Gayle (12,298).

Interesting facts about Suresh Raina

From an Indian perspective, Virat Kohli comes in second place for the country, with a staggering 7905 runs seeing him continue his stupendous run in the game. Raina, who plays for Chennai Super Kings, also has the opportunity to cross 5,000 runs in the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League.

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Playing solely domestic cricket now, Raina with 4,985 is in a contest with Kohli who is occupying the second spot with 4,948 runs. We take a look at the other facts and runs, Raina has amassed throughout his career.

Interesting facts about Suresh Raina

Interesting Facts about Suresh Raina

  • Raina moved to Lucknow to fulfil his ambition of playing cricket, a city where he attended the Guru Gobind Singh Sports College before going onto become the captain of Uttar Pradesh’s U-16 team, a side that he represents till today.
  • He made his first big foray into the Indian set up when he was selected to be a part of the Indian U19 team that travelled to England for a test series. Scoring 72 in the first match, Raina was eventually selected in the country’s side for the U19 world cup.

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  • Raina scored 3 50s in the 2004 U19 world cup following which he was selected for the Indian team. His first outing was not a match to remember though, with him departing for 0 against Sri Lanka.
  • He is CSK’s leading run-scorer with 4985 at an aggregate of 35.10, with two hundreds and 34 fifties. In addition to these numbers, Raina has 96 catches and 36 wickets for the franchise as well. In total, he has won 3 titles with the outfit.
  • He and Kohli have struck the maximum number of centuries for India in the shortest format of the game with each having 4 innings of 100 each to their name. It’s a colossal testament to the immense skill set that equips these players.

Interesting facts about Suresh Raina

  • Having played in 55 successful ODI run-chases for India, Raina finds himself among the scintillating company. His average of 66.60 at a strike-rate of 101.74 with two hundreds and 13 half-centuries is behind only Kohli (98.93), MS Dhoni (97.81) and Rayudu (116.60). The riveting and mercurial Virender Sehwag holds the record of the best better strike-rate (105.96) while successfully knocking down targets for the country.
  • He has in total played 226 ODI matches, 78 T20s and 18 Test matches for India for a combined of 7,988 runs that include seven centuries and 48 half-centuries.

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Interesting Facts about Suresh Raina 

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