Suresh Raina reveals his celebrity crush, favourite cricketer and other interesting things

When Suresh Raina gets going with the bat, fielders are reduced to mere spectators. On his day he can blunt the most daunting of bowling attacks without breaking a sweat. And he makes the brutality look beautiful with his nonchalant elegance.

On the field, the southpaw is a livewire whose energy rubs off on the others. In the dressing room, he oozes positivity.


Well, Raina has revealed his favourites on and off the field in an interview with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

One of the major revelation from the candid chat was that Hollywood diva, Jessica Alba is the one who lures the cricketer from Uttar Pradesh.


Jessica-Alba

Here are some excerpts from the rapid fire interview of Suresh Raina:

Favourite Song: ‘Sukoon Mila’ from the movie Mary Kom


Favourite Movie: Fault In Our Stars and Cast Away

Favourite Musician/Band: Maroon 5 and Band of Brothers.

Favourite Holiday destination: Greece and Italy


Favourite Cuisine: Kashmiri, South Indian and Italian.

Favourite Mother’s recipe: Kadhi chawal

Favourite Fictional Character (cartoon or any character from a movie): Mowgli and Mr. Bean

Favourite Sportsperson outside cricket: Lionel Messi

Favourite cricketer: Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni


Rahul Dravid, MS Dhoni

Best cricket buddy: Shikhar Dhawan

The go-to person for any advice on cricket: My coach SP Krishnan

Mantra for life: Be yourself.

If I weren’t a cricketer I would be: Basketball player

Favourite attire: Casuals … Would put on a jeans and T-shirt anytime.

Favourite cricket venue: Chennai

Favourite book: Any motivational book with inspiring stories.

A childhood cricket memory that is still fresh in my mind: When Sachin Tendulkar scored back to back hundreds in Sharjah in 1998. I vividly remember both his innings and the way he dominated the Aussies. It was truly inspirational.

Celebrity crush: Jessica Alba

Favorite Super hero: Superman

Dream car: Bentley

Source: bcci.tv

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