(born 5 December, 1985 in Delhi
) is an Indian
first class cricketer
who played in the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup
where he was the leading run scorer, his total of 505 runs from seven innings is a record for a single U-19 World Cup. He made his runs at an average of 84.16 with three centuries and was named the Player of the Tournament.
His successful run continued when he made his Ranji debut for Delhi in 2004-05, finishing as the team's leading run-getter with 461 runs. He had been a consistent performer for his state side since, as his average of nearly 45 indicates. He played a pivotal role in his team's Ranji title win in 2007-08, scoring 570 runs in eight games.
He played for the Delhi Daredevils
in the Indian Premier League
and made 4 half centuries. He was also the third highest scorer of the Delhi Daredevils team. He was traded to the Mumbai Indians
in exchange for Ashish Nehra
. He has played for the Mumbai Indians in the second and third season of the IPL. For the fourth season he was bought by the Deccan Chargers for $300,000.
He made his ODI debut against Australia in Visakhapatnam
in October 2010 after several senior players were rested. He opened the innings in the run-chase. He did not score from the first ball and was bowled off the next by Clint McKay
He made his T-20I debut against West Indies
in June 2011 tour at Queen's Park Oval
, under captaincy of Suresh Raina
and opened along with debutante wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel
in which he scored 5 of... Read More