Bowler who was bought by the Delhi Daredevils for $750,000, and became one of the top bowlers for the Indian national team.
He became the first Vidarbha cricketer to go on and play Test cricket.
He and Ashok Dinda both played domestic cricket for the Delhi Daredevils.
He made his first-class debut for Vidarbha against Madhya Pradesh in the 2008–09 Ranji Trophy.
His father was a coalmine worker from Deoria district in Uttar Pradesh.