Mohammad Kaif, Shoaib Malik, Suresh Raina, Priyanka

Mohammad Kaif, Shoaib Malik congratulate Suresh Raina on becoming father for the second time

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.


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!.

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”.

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.”


Shoaib Malik Instagram
Source: Instagram

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.

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.

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