Right-arm fast-medium bowler for teams like the Chennai Super Kings who won the Indian Premiere League with the Super Kings in his third season.
He became a member of the Indian national team in 2003.
He played a significant part in Indian team's historic victories in the Pakistan series in 2004.
He married Chennai model Priya Thalur.
He and batsman Zaheer Khan were both members of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 Indian squad.