Chennai Super Kings and India’s star batsman Suresh Raina, who has been in great form on the field, is not doing too bad either off the field. Raina, who will captain India in the three match ODI series in Bangladesh next month, is rumoured to be dating Bollywood actress Shruti Hassan, as per Mumbai Mirror.
According to media reports, the 27-year-old star is a good friend with Shruti – daughter of south superstar Kamal Hassan – and is planning to take his friendship to the next level. While the two are close for sometime, but a source (of Mirror) reveals that their ‘friendship’ has become more solid in recent times.
“Raina used to consider her his lucky mascot. This year, she has kept away from the cricket grounds. Yet Raina is playing extremely well. So the superstition has obviously ended,” the source revealed, as per the report. “It is a mature relationship now and they are in love. But they are trying to keep it private and not speak about it in public.”
Raina is not the first Indian cricketer to be linked with an actress. His national teammate Virat Kohli‘s relationship with Anushka Sharma has been talk of the town since they appeared in a television commercial. Earlier, the senior cricketers like Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan have been involved in relationship with actresses – Geeta Basra and Isha Sharvani, respectively.
Coming back to the story, Mirror further states that “Shruti and Raina try to meet as much as their busy schedules allow them, and are very serious about each other.”
It is understood that Suresh Raina was introduced to Shruti Hasan at a some party last year and the two since have gelled well over ‘common interest.’