Born: 18 January 1972
- He is a former Indian cricketer, who played for India as a middle order batsman, as well as for Mumbai and Boland, South Africa.
- He is the first man to score a century in a One-day International on his birthday.
- He has the highest career batting average for an Indian test cricketer of 54 but he played his last Test when he was just 23 years old.
- Thereafter, he was only considered to play one day cricket, although his last appearance in that format was also at the young age of 28.
- He has appeared as a commentator on various television channels and worked with a Marathi News channel as a cricket expert for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
- He has also been a part of various reality shows and done a few serials and Bollywood films as an actor.
- He played a supporting role in the Kannada film Bettanagere.
- He is currently a coach at the MCA Academy in Mumbai and TMGA Camps run by Sachin Tendulakar and Middlesex County Cricket Club.
- He made his One Day International and Test debuts in 1991 and 1992, respectively.
- In Tests, he made four centuries including two double-centuries.
- He also holds the record for the fastest Indian player (14 innings) to reach 1000 runs in Tests.
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January 18, 2020