Suresh Raina, star cricketer of the Indian team and representing Chennai in the IPL, has completed his 15 years in international cricket. He played his first international match of his career against Sri Lanka on 30 July 2015. Raina is the first batsman in India to score a century in all three formats of international cricket. After completing 15 years, Raina’s wife Priyanka Raina has shared a passionate post for him on social media.
Priyanka has told Raina’s journey in a special way through the post. Priyanka has watched Raina’s journey very closely. He wrote on social media on behalf of himself and his children (daughter Gracia and son Rio) that you played your first ODI 15 years ago. In these 15 years, success, ups and downs, hard work and a lot of things have been together. The world saw your passion. Looked at your passion and saw. But I saw your hard work, saw your madness for the game, watched the waking nights and saw your attempt to keep pace with my fools.
He wrote that I have seen how hard you work. I have seen how honest you are with yourself when it comes to returning the game, the people who help you and those who want you well during the journey. You always consider Khushi a lucky one because you got so much love and trust from people. And you tirelessly try to live up to their expectations and give your best. ‘
Fifteen years since you played your first ODI! 15 years of success, ups & downs, hard work & a lot more. World has seen your passion, dedication & the rewards you got in return. I have seen your hardships, madness, sleepless nights & your reluctance to settle down with any non sense thrown at you. I have seen the amount of hard work you have put in & how true you have always been to yourself when it came to giving back to your game, people who supported you & everyone who wished best for you during this journey. You always acknowledged how blessed you are to receive the love & faith people have shown in you. And you worked tirelessly to stand upto their expectations & deliver your best. We all know it’s a world where you can’t be perfect all the time, yet there was no tolerance or constructive approach shown towards even the smallest lacking you may have shown, despite all your contribution, records & achievements! What I truly appreciate is your resilience & the ease with which you always kept your cool to deal with any criticism or unfair treatment. I have always been proud of you & will always be. You achieved incredible heights but you deserved much more & you still do. You are a gem person with a golden heart who is always willing to give wholeheartedly. Stay the way you are! keep shining, keep growing & keep giving your best unconditionally & rest will follow! We love you @ sureshraina3 & are super proud of everything you have done. Love, Rio, Gracia & Priyanka # 15yearsofraina
Priyanka further wrote, ‘I am always proud of you and always will be. You have achieved many achievements but deserved more and still be true. You are a wonderful human being, whose heart is very beautiful. You are the person who only knows how to give wholeheartedly. Stay like this, keep shining like this, keep growing like this and keep giving your best without any condition and everything else will happen automatically. ‘
Suresh Raina himself has also commented on this post and said that everything was not possible without your love and support. You are the main pillar of my strength, which keeps me motive as well as shows confidence in me that I can play for India. Living with you I feel that everything can be achieved. Lots of love to you and our children.
Let me tell you that Raina has played 226 ODIs, 18 Test matches and 78 T20 International matches for Team India so far. In which he has 5615 runs, 768 runs and 1605 runs respectively. Not only this, he has also recorded a century in T20 International. While combining all three formats, he has the highest score of 120 runs in Test cricket.
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