Suresh Raina and his wife Priyanka welcomed a baby boy in their family on Monday morning. Raina took to social media to share the first picture of the newborn baby in the afternoon.
“The beginning of all things – wonder, hope, possibilities and a better world! We are proud to welcome our son & Gracia’s little brother – Rio Raina. May he flows beyond boundaries, bringing peace, renewal & prosperity to everyone’s life,” tweeted the southpaw.
The beginning of all things – wonder, hope, possibilities and a better world! We are proud to welcome our son & Gracia’s little brother – Rio Raina. May he flows beyond boundaries, bringing peace, renewal & prosperity to everyone’s life. pic.twitter.com/SLR9FPutdx
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 23, 2020
Raina’s former India teammate Mohammad Kaif wrote, “Mubarak, @ImRaina and @_PriyankaCRaina. May this new addition to the family bring immense prosperity and joy. Sending all my love to Rio. God bless!.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) March 23, 2020
The couple also has a daughter named Gracia, who was born in 2016.
Harbhajan Singh, Raina’s teammate in the IPL, also took to Twitter to congratulate the couple. In his tweet, Bhajji said, “Congratulations @ImRaina and Priyanka for the baby boy”.
Congratulations @ImRaina and Priyanka for the baby 👦🍼 boy ❤️🤗
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 23, 2020
Former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik in his message for Raina, on Instagram, wrote: “Congrats brother. may you and your beautiful family always be happy, comfortable, healthy, and together inshallah.”
Suresh Raina has been an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team and has been consistent at the number 3 spot. The left-handed batsman has featured in 193 IPL games and has scored 5368 runs with an average of 33.34.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 23, 2020
He is the second-highest run-score in the IPL, with only Virat Kohli being ahead of him. Kohli has scored 5412 runs in 177 games with an average of 37.84 and a strike rate of 131.61.
However, Raina has been out of the national squad for quite some time. The last game that the left-handed batsman played for India was back in 2018 against England at Headingley. Raina’s last T20I was also against England on July 08, 2018.