Suresh Raina pulled out of the Chennai Super Kings team for IPL 2020 due to personal reasons. The coronavirus pandemic that had swept through the squad, plus the murder of his uncle in Pathankot, forced Suresh Raina to skip the tournament. During the entire period of the IPL, Suresh Raina has been active on social media and has been cheering Chennai Super Kings. Recently, though, Suresh Raina appeared on Television and he was part of ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’, India’s most popular comedy program hosted by Kapil Sharma on Saturday. Suresh Raina was accompanied by his wife, Priyanka. In the episode, Suresh Raina revealed some interesting details on his wedding and love with Priyanka.
Kapil Sharma asked a question on how Suresh Raina managed to convince Priyanka for the marriage. Suresh Raina wittily replied, “Maine bahut setting kari, paaji” (Had to do plenty of setting, brother). Suresh Raina and Priyanka married on April 3, 2015 and the former India cricket batsman is a proud father to Gracia and Rio. Recently, Suresh Raina had gotten inked with names of his wife, Priyanka Chaudhary Raina, and his kids, Gracia and Rio.Social media went into overdrive in pouring their love for Suresh Raina for this adorable gesture for his loved ones as he uploaded the tattoos on his official Instagram handle.
Lockdown joke on his kid
Kapil Sharma then decided to tease the couple with a question on Rio’s birth. Suresh Raina’s baby boy was born on the day PM Narendra Modi announced the nationwide lockdown in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. When Kapil Sharma asked whether it was planned, Raina responded, “Hum pehle se hi planning kar rahe the, lockdown mein nahi kiya (We had planned before itself. It was not done in lockdown).
Suresh Raina announced his retirement from international cricket on the same day as MS Dhoni did on August 15, 2020. MS Dhoni brought an end to his 16-year playing career internationally as he made an announcement on Instagram with a montage of his photos and with the backdrop of the song ‘Main Pal do Pal ka Shayar hoon’ from the Amitabh Bachchan starrer Kabhie Kabhie. At the same time, Suresh Raina also announced that he too would be retiring from international cricket, having last played for India a couple of years.