New Delhi: 15 August 2020 This date will always be remembered in the history of Indian cricket. Because on this day, 2 men of Team India, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina had said goodbye to international cricket. In such a situation, if we discuss here, Suresh Raina, the aggressive batsman of Team India’s middle order, Raina achieved many records in his 15 years of cricket. But some of these records were also such that no other Indian player could be established before Raina. Let’s look at those miracles of Raina.
First Indian batsman to score a century in T20 Internationals
Suresh Raina had proved in the 2010 T20 World Cup that there is no best batsman in the middle order for Team India. Suresh Raina scored a century against South Africa in this T20 World Cup played on Caribbean soil. With this century, Raina became the first Indian to score a hundred in that instant cricket format. In this match, Suresh Raina played brilliant innings of 101 runs with the help of 9 fours and 5 sixes in 60 balls. However, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have also scored centuries in T20 Internationals from the Indian side. But Suresh Raina is still the only Indian to score a century in the T20 World Cup.
First Indian to score a century in Tests, ODIs and T20 Internationals
Just as Suresh Raina became the first Indian to score a century in T20 international cricket. In the same way, Raina became the first Indian to score a century in Test cricket, to be named in all the three forms of cricket in Tests, ODIs and T20Is. In 2010, when the Indian cricket team went on a tour of Sri Lanka. In such a situation, Raina scored a century during his Test debut there and played an excellent inning of 120 runs. With this, Suresh Raina is the 12th Indian to have scored hundreds in his Test debut. After Raina, this achievement is also recorded in the names of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul.