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Personal Agenda: Suresh Raina, Cricketer

Indian cricketer Suresh Raina talks about his favourite cricket ground in India and abroad and tells us his fitness regime. Read on to find out more about him!

brunch Updated: Apr 06, 2013 17:15 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times
Suresh Raina,Cricketer,personal


November 27

Sun sign


Place of birth





Lucknow University

High point of life

Scoring a century on my test debut, and winning the 2011 World Cup

Low point of your life

None break

Scholarship from Air India in 1999

Currently i am...

Enjoying training in my new Adidas running shoes called Energy BOOST, and playing for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL

Your favourite cricket ground in India and abroad.
Ranchi in India and Auckland abroad.

Describe your fitness regime?
Living a healthy life with regulated sleep and eating habits, and feeling happy.

How do you work on your fielding?
I believe that fitness is very important, and one needs to be very alert and involved on the ground. I always expect every ball to come my way. Jonty Rhodes has also been an inspiration.

What exercise regime do you follow to improve your fielding?
My core and glutes. After my surgery, I’m working a lot on my back and hamstring along with glutes.

Your favourite mate in the dressing room.
Ravindra Jadeja.

The toughest bowler to face in Tests and ODIs.
Muttiah Muralitharan.

Your favourite restaurants in Delhi and Mumbai?
Bukhara in Delhi and Thai Pavillion in Mumbai.

What inspires you the most?
My passion for the game, and playing every game thinking it will be my last chance to play for the nation.

Which body part would you want to insure?
My eyes.

What adventure sports are you fond of?
I enjoy snorkelling, water sports and paragliding.

The last thing you bought for under R10.
A greeting card for my first girlfriend when I was 17. That’s all I can recall.

The street food you can’t ignore.
Tunde ke kebab.

One piece of advice you wish someone had given you 10 years ago.
That it is important to follow one’s heart.

Who is your 3am friend?

One Bollywood actress you would want to date.
Sonali Bendre. She is very pretty.

What makes your day?
Playing for India. Waking up in the morning, knowing that I will wear the Indian jersey. God has been kind to me.

What spoils it?
When India loses a match.

Your dream destination.

Your idea of a perfect holiday.
On the beach with friends all day long.

You get angry when...
People indulge in back-biting.

You destress with...
Good old Hindi music – I love Kishore Kumar songs and also those sung by Mohit Chauhan.

The last line of your autobiography would read...
Suresh Raina – the believer, the doer.

My movies
The film you have seen more than 5 times


The most overrated film
Sex and the City, and Humraaz

The most paisa vasool film
Kai Po Che

A movie that takes you back to your youth

The first movie that you saw on the big screen
Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

From HT Brunch, April 7

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First Published: Apr 05, 2013 16:17 IST