New Delhi: Birthday wishes poured in for Indian cricketer Suresh Raina from across the cricketing fraternity as the attacking left-hander turns 32 on Tuesday.
From the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, a number of people took to Twitter to bestow good wishes on Raina on his special day.
"A bundle of energy and a live wire on the field. Here's wishing @ImRaina a happy and cheerful birthday," the BCCI tweeted.
Tendulkar posted a picture from Raina's last birthday and wrote, "Fond memories of your birthday lunch last year, @ImRaina. Wishing you a very happy birthday and a blissful year ahead."
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 27, 2018
Virender Sehwag also wished Raina a "lifetime of happiness"
"Listening to "Raina Beeti Jaaye" , Shaam na aaaaaye . Same happens when @ImRaina is in full flow with the bat, feel like shaam na aaye. Wish you luck and happiness. #HappyBirthdayRaina," Sehwag wrote.
Listening to “Raina Beeti Jaaye” , Shaam na aaaaaye . Same happens when @ImRaina is in full flow with the bat, feel like shaam na aaye. Wish you luck and happiness.#HappyBirthdayRaina pic.twitter.com/Hj5DCIDAGe— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 27, 2018
"Wishing you lots of success, happiness and love @ImRaina . #HappyBirthdaySureshRaina!" cricketing stalwart VVS Laxman tweeted.
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) November 27, 2018
Starting from 2 PM, let's relive all the #Yellove moments of Chinna Thala, as the Mr. IPL gets a year older and stronger than ever. Keep sharing your favourite Chinna Thala moment! #WhistlePodu #ChinnaThalaForever 💛🦁 pic.twitter.com/gzAlqjwdgV— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 27, 2018
Happy Birthday @ImRaina. May you be blessed with all the happiness and success. Have a great year, brother 🙂🎂— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) November 27, 2018
— Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) November 27, 2018
From playing together in the same Sports College to Uttar Pradesh State Team to representing Team India. It has been a long journey with you mate. Wish you a very Happy Birthday @ImRaina! pic.twitter.com/joCop2ms5Q— R P Singh (@rpsingh) November 27, 2018
Chinna Thala , they are mad about him in Chennai, as they are in most parts of India for his exemplary stroke play. A wonderful journey from UP hostel to the very top. May you maintain the fire and achieve a lot more @ImRaina .#HappyBirthdaySureshRaina pic.twitter.com/lGwKqlTkgQ— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 27, 2018
Happy birthday brother China thala @ImRaina have a good one..lots of love and success.. bless you— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 27, 2018
Raina, who clears the field with a swashbuckling flourish when at the top of his game, scored a 33-run over to pacer Parvinder Awana of Kings XI Punjab in 2014, which is the second most expensive over in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL) after Chris Gayle's 37 runs to Prasanth Parameswaran in 2011.