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Former Indian cricketer, Suresh Raina is regarded as one of the best fielders in international cricket. The left-handed middle order batsman had gotten married to his childhood friend, Priyanka Chaudhary. They were friends since childhood but when Priyanka’s parents had shifted to Punjab, the two had lost touch. It was on April 3, 2015, when Suresh and Priyanka had tied the knot and had become each other’s forever. After a year, the lovely couple had welcomed a little angel into their lives, whom they have lovingly named Gracia Raina. And in 2020 their family of three had turned into four with the arrival of their baby boy, Rio.
It was on March 23, 2020, when Suresh Raina had announced the arrival of his son and had revealed his name through his social media handle. Sharing an adorable picture, he had written, “The beginning of all things – wonder, hope, possibilities and a better world! We are proud to welcome our son & Gracia’s little brother - Rio Raina. May he flows beyond boundaries, bringing peace, renewal & prosperity to everyone’s life.”
On March 23, 2021, Rio turned one and the doting parents celebrated their son’s first birthday in a grand way. A few hours back, Suresh took to his IG handle and shared glimpses of Rio’s birthday celebration. In the video, the doting daddy was seen trying his hand in singing and hummed few lines with singer, Guru Randhawa. Little Rio looked adorable as he cut his birthday cake and danced with his daddy dearest. Along with the video, Suresh wrote, “Thank you so much for making Rio’s birthday so special.”
To wish their little munchkin, Rio, the adorable parents, Suresh and Priyanaka had shared unseen pictures of their baby boy. Suresh had penned down his emotions and had written, “Rio, my little baby, wishing you a very happy first birthday! We named you "Rio" which means River, symbolising the power of nature. Exactly one year back when the world stood still, You arrived in our lives & flourished it with so much hope, joys & happiness. May you flow boundlessly just like a river, spreading enchantment, excitement, and adventure. Wishing you a life full of happiness, health, blessings & love all around. @rainario23 @rainagracia @priyankacraina.” Priyanka had reshared the same pictures and caption on her IG handle.
Suresh Raina is not just a doting father but a loving husband too. When his wife, Priyanka had delivered their son, Rio, Suresh had himself made sure to take Priyanka’s post-natal care. In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Suresh had stated, “My wife needs to eat food, medicines etc on time. Given her condition, she needed back, legs and feet massages, but we can’t call for a masseuse now, so I’m doing all of that, besides taking care of Grace.”
We had seen a glimpse of the cricketer's affection for his family a few months ago. Suresh Raina had gotten inked with the names of his wife, Priyanka Chaudhary Raina, and their kids, little Gracia Raina and baby boy, Rio Raina, and the internet had swooned over his adorable gesture for his loved ones! Raina had posted pictures from his inking session on his IG handle with the caption, "They give me a reason to live", followed by a heart emoticon.
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Former Indian cricketer, Suresh Raina is known as one of the best fielders in international cricket, and his contribution to the world of cricket is worth-appreciating. Apart from being an excellent cricketer, Suresh is a complete family man, who never shies away from expressing his affection for his family. We haveRead More