While the two were close, a source reveals that the 'partnership' has become more solid in recent times.
With Shruti and Raina's relationship is out, the celebs add to the list of actors dating sportsmen pairs.
Presently, actress Anushka Sharma's romantic linkup with cricketer Virat Kohli has grabbed the maximum headlines.
Recent reports have claimed that the actress spent some quality time with her boyfriend Kohli before she flew off to Barcelona on Thursday for the two month long "Dil Dhadakne Do" shoot.
Another cupid struck celeb pair is actress Tapasee Pannu and Danish badminton player Mathias Boe.
This year, she has kept away from the cricket grounds. But they are trying to keep it private and not speak about it in public.” Raina’s form has been terrific at the on-going IPL which helped Chennai Super Kings register win over Mumbai Indians and he has also been named the captain for Indian cricketer team which will tour Bangladesh, after the (IPL) ends.
The source also added saying, “Shruti and Raina try to meet as much as their busy schedules allow them, and are very serious about each other.” A source close informed Shruti was often spotted cheering for her home side Chennai Super Kings in IPL and Raina also feel her presence is lucky for his performance and for the team.
Even veterans Harbhajan Singh and Zaheer Khan have been involved with actresses - Geeta Basra and Isha Sharvani, respectively.
Balancing their cricket careers with their personal lives though is always a challenge - and more so if the partner has a hectic acting schedule too.
This year, she has kept away from the cricket grounds. So the superstition has obviously ended," the source has been quoted as saying by the report.
"It is a mature relationship now and they are in love.
Chennai Super Kings' Suresh Raina has been in excellent form on the field.