Right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler for teams like Tamil Nadu and Chennai, became the fastest Indian bowler to consider 50 wickets in Test cricket. He researched IT at SSN University of Anatomist and was nicknamed “Dada”. He became another Indian off-spinner to consider 25-plus wickets in a string during Gavaskar Trophy in 2013. He wedded his youth friend Prithi Narayanan in 2011. He symbolized India in the 2011 ICC Cricket Globe Glass along with Harbhajan Singh.