Former cricketer who was the first player to be named ICC Test Player of the Year and Player of the Year in 2004.
He held the record for most Test cricket catches at the time of his retirement.
He matched Sachin Tendulkar as a leading figure in Indian cricket until his retirement in 2011.
He played his first professional domestic cricket game with Karnataka in 1990.
He has two children, Samit and Anvay, with wife Vijeta Pendharkar.