As former India cricketer Suresh Raina celebrated his birthday on Friday with his wife Priyanka Chaudhary and daughter Gracia Raina in Maldives, cricketers from across the globe showered wishes on him on social media platforms.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wished Raina, calling him a top-notch fielder as well as swashbuckling batsman.
2011 World Cup-winner ?
2013 Champions Trophy-winner ?
A top-notch fielder ?
Swashbuckling batsman ?
Wishing @ImRaina a very happy birthday. ??
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 27, 2020
Kiren Rijiju, minister for Youth Affairs and Sports wished Raina, “Birthday greetings to a great cricketer, a wonderful player and a good human being @ImRaina. I wish him all the best in his endeavor to train budding cricketers and for different sports across Jammu & Kashmir and other parts of the country!”
Birthday greetings to a great cricketer, a wonderful player and a good human being @ImRaina ?
I wish him all the best in his endeavor to train budding cricketers and for different sports across Jammu & Kashmir and other parts of the country! pic.twitter.com/j5p5HgGWEW
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) November 27, 2020
Former South African cricketer Jonty Rhodes wished Raina, “Happy birthday to 1 of my favorite cricket players @ImRaina I am sure you will continue to make as big an impact off the field, as you did on it #MrIPL.”
Yuvraj Singh wished success to Raina in all his endeavours. He also shared a picture of himself with Raina in team India jersey.
Sureshi boy! It’s your birthday! Here’s wishing you great success in all your endeavors. Get back to smashing the ball out of the park! Have a wonderful day today and a great year ahead ??@ImRaina pic.twitter.com/ogv2YD0XYE
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 27, 2020
Former Indian opener and BJP MP from Delhi, Gautam Gambhir also wished for best health and happiness for Raina.
“Wishing you lots of laughter and solid next few years on the field on your birthday bro,” former Indian pace bowler Irfan Pathan, said.
Mohammad Kaif too wished Raina, sharing a throwback picture where both the players were rejoicing in the field after victory.
Harbhajan Singh wrote, “Happy birthday @ImRaina may god bless you with all the happiness.. Enjoy ur day.. God bless you.”
Happy birthday @ImRaina may god bless you with all the happiness.. Enjoy ur day.. God bless you
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 27, 2020
Suresh Raina announced his international retirement alongside former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on August 15.
Raina played 18 Tests, 226 ODIs and 78 T20Is. He has scored 768 runs in Tests, 5,615 in ODIs and 1,605 runs in T20Is.