Cricketing fraternity queues up to wish ‘Chinna Thala’ Suresh Raina on his 32nd birthday
Raina will be hoping to celebrate his birthday with a blistering knock in the fifth round of the Ranji Trophy.
Updated - Nov 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Suresh Raina is celebrating his 32nd birthday today and the wishes are pouring in for the cricketer on the social media. The left-hander is currently with the Uttar Pradesh team in Kanpur for their next Ranji encounter which is all set to begin on Wednesday. He will be keen on making an impact for his team after having not so best of the seasons so far. The special occasion might change the things for him with the willow in the upcoming year.
Raina has been out of the contention for the Indian side as well after failing in the ODI series against England. He was picked in the side as a replacement for Ambati Rayudu then and had a great chance to seal his position with the World Cup happening in the same country. But in the two outings, the southpaw couldn’t pack a punch and in the process, once again lost his place in the team.
Raina – India’s go to man
Suresh Raina, over the years, was India’s go to man. But after 2015 ICC World Cup, he fell off the radar thanks to a considerable dip in form. Moreover, not being well also played a part in his axing from the Indian team. However, the flamboyant cricketer made a stunning comeback in the national side earlier this year with a brilliant century in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.
He was the part of the squad which won the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka and played a crucial role batting at number three as well. As far as Raina’s career is concerned, he has the massive experience of 226 matches in ODIs and with his fielding and fitness, he might be considered for the World Cup if any player from the current team gets injured.
He is also known as the Mr IPL having played consistently in all the editions of the tournament. He has amassed at least 350 runs in all the season of the competition and is the only player to do so. Even in the upcoming season, he will hoping to turn around his fortunes with the bat.
Here are some of the tweets on his birthday:
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) November 27, 2018
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) November 27, 2018
Happy Birthday @ImRaina. May you be blessed with all the happiness and success. Have a great year, brother 🙂🎂
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) November 27, 2018
Wish you many happy returns of the day @ImRaina! Have a wonderful year ahead!
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) November 27, 2018
— Ishwwar pandey (@pandey_ishwar) November 27, 2018
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) November 27, 2018
— Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) November 27, 2018
From playing together in the same Sports College to Uttar Pradesh State Team to representing Team India. It has been a long journey with you mate. Wish you a very Happy Birthday @ImRaina! pic.twitter.com/joCop2ms5Q
— R P Singh (@rpsingh) November 27, 2018
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 27, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 27, 2018
To watch you field has always been a joy and to see you bat is exciting. Happy Birthday, @ImRaina! Keep playing the game, the way you have always done. 🏏 #HappyBirthdayRaina pic.twitter.com/bCGTAwzR2V
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) 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
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
Happy birthday brother China thala @ImRaina have a good one..lots of love and success.. bless you
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 27, 2018
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) November 27, 2018
— KARIM SADIQ (@karimkhansadiq) November 27, 2018
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) November 27, 2018
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) November 27, 2018
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— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) November 27, 2018