Suresh Raina: The Mr. IPL for a Reason
Suresh Raina is a bit of an IPL legend and he’s only 26 — which means he’s going to be around for a while longer and have more chances to add to his legacy.Many might argue that legend, legacy and Suresh Raina don’t quite go very well in the same sentence given his performances for India in Test cricket but then who knows… in the future, the cricketers could very well be judged by their record in the Indian Premier League and that is perhaps when Raina will be known as one of the first few legends of the league. Raina has been the talisman for the Chennai Super Kings over the years. He is the highest run-getter in the history of IPL with 4540 runs at an average of 34.13.Raina missed his first IPL match only in the ninth season due to the birth of his first child. He scored 442 runs for Gujarat Lions in the 10th edition of IPL.
India’s stylish left-handed batsman, Suresh Raina, set a unique IPL reason in the tenth season of the cash-rich league. In the current season, Raina has scored 318 runs in the 10 matches played so far. With this, he became the first-ever player in the history of the league to score more than 300 runs in each edition. Raina, who had been in his prime form earlier in 2010, 2013 and 2014, aggregated more than 500 runs in each of that edition. Suresh Raina had been with the Chennai Super Kings since the first step of the league and is now associated with Gujarat Lions after CSK sustained a 2-year ban. In his maiden season for the new franchise, the UP batsman missed the 400 run mark by a single run, thereby ending on 399.
The classy southpaw has been a marquee player for the CSK not only for the runs that he has scored while playing for the franchise but also for his remarkable fielding and the short spells that provided the breakthrough.With 520 runs in 2010, Raina was the top scorer for the side. Raina has lifted the silverware twice while playing for CSK in 2010 and 2011.After being appointed the skipper for Gujarat Lions, Raina led the side to end as the table toppers. Suresh Raina was crowned with the Orange Cap this season, only to be snatched by the Aussie opener David Warner.
Suresh Raina has been one of the most consistent players in this league and the stats provide a concrete support to the same. Runs scored by Raina in each edition are:
- 2008- 421
- 2009- 434
- 2010- 520
- 2011- 438
- 2012- 441
- 2013- 548
- 2014- 523
- 2015- 374
- 2016- 399
- 2017- 442
Suresh Raina Net Worth 2018 is estimated to be around US$ 25million(Rs 160Crores)and his annual income is estimated to be around US$ 1.8million(Rs 11Crores).Suresh Raina Net Worth 2018 has witnessed a rise of about 38% in the last few years.Suresh Raina is a cricketer from India who has played in all forms of the game.He plays for Uttar Pradesh in the Indian domestic cricket and played and captained the Gujarat Lions team in the 2017 IPL.He has been retained by the CSK franchise in 2018 for the 11th edition of the IPL.He will receive US$ 1.73million(Rs 11Crores) per season by the CSK team.