Former Indian captain who scored more than 13,000 Test runs and 10,000 ODI runs in his career. He was the first player to be named ICC Test Player of the Year and Player of the Year in 2004.
He played his first professional domestic cricket game with Karnataka in 1990. He made his Test and ODI debuts in 1996.
He held the record for most Test cricket catches by a non-wicket keeper, with 210, at the time of his retirement.
He has two children, Samit and Anvay, with wife Vijeta Pendharkar.