Became the best run-getter in Ranji Trophy, he produced his debut as starting batsman for India in 2000. He excelled at school-level cricket and have scored a triple hundred years in his second high grade cricket match. He produced his ODI series debut in November 2006 against South Africa. He wedded Ayesha Jaffer in 2005. He was partnered with Virender Sehwag in the Indian national group in 2006.