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IPL 2017: Gracia Turns One and Suresh Raina is Elated

Cricketnext Staff |May 15, 2017, 1:41 PM IST
IPL 2017: Gracia Turns One and Suresh Raina is Elated

New Delhi: Suresh Raina might have had a torrid time recently, thanks to his IPL team Gujarat Lions’ woeful performance, but he finally had a reason to smile on Monday as he celebrated daughter Gracia’s first birthday.

Taking to Twitter, Raina wrote: “One year ago you came into our life and brought with you so much sunshine and joy! Happy Birthday Gracia!

#HappyBirthday #GraciaTurns1 ❤️🎉🎉🎂.”

In fact, Gujarat Lions also wished little Gracia on Twitter as they wrote: “Happy 1st birthday to the cutest kid ever! 🎂👼

It's a '1'derful today 😀 #GraciaTurns1 #HappyBirthdayGracia.”

On the field, Gujarat though, ended with just 8 points from 14 games with 4 wins this season. After a brilliant show in their debut season in 2016, this wasn’t the best effort from the Gujarat outfit.

Raina had a mixed bag of a tournament, but a mediocre bowling attack meant his team wasn't been able to defend big totals and found themselves languishing near the bottom of the points table right through the season.

Lions also lost Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo and Andrew Tye to injuries. Bravo was ruled out of this edition as he was yet to recuperate from a hamstring surgery after sustaining an injury in December during the Big Bash League.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
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