Man of the Tournament in the 2011 Cricket World Cup, vice-captain of the Indian team in ODI's from 2007 to 2008.
He hit six sixes against England at the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, a feat never before accomplished in international Test cricket.
He and world-famous sprinter Usain Bolt both became spokesmen for the sports brand Puma.
He was an avid roller-skater as a child, winning the National Under-14 Roller Skating Championship.
His father threw away his roller-skating medal and encouraged him to pursue cricket.