Right-handed batsman and right arm off spin bowler who made his professional debut in 2001 for Hyderabad in the Ranji Trophy Elite Group.
He attended school at Bhavan's Sri Ramakrishna Vidyalaya.
He joined the India Premier League in 2010, playing with the Mumbai Indians.
He married Chennupalli Vidya in 2011.
He was selected as a replacement for the World T20 team by chairman Sandeep Patil and the selection committee.