Suresh Raina becomes first batsman to reach 5000 IPL runs
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 23, 2019
Suresh Raina was the first batsman to score a milestone of 5000 runs in IPL Cricket. This mark in IPL achieved by Suresh Raina in 177 IPL matches which he has played for Chennai Super Kings. Raina has 5000 runs from 177 Innings at a strike rate of 138.15 including a Century and 35 half centuries. A crucial part of the Chennai Super Kings batting line-up, Raina’s lone century in 6th season of IPL against Kings XI Punjab in the year 2013.
Raina Played a fantastic Inning of his career in the IPL in which he score a Century i.e. 53 balls 100 runs with seven boundaries and six sixes. A year later, the flamboyant southpaw clubbed a stunning 62-ball-109 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium to guide Chennai Super Kings to its second title in the now-defunct Champions League T20.
— The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) March 23, 2019
Raina needed just 15 runs before the start of VIVO IPL 2019, he got to the milestone in the opening match of the 12 season of IPL against Royal Challengers Bangalore here in Chennai. This moment was much special for Suresh Raina as MA Chidambaram Stadium has fully crowded with audience.