DAV school, Ranchi
College: Gossner College
Pan Singh (MECON employee)
Mother: Devki Devi
Sister: Jayanti Gupta
is from Talasaalam near Almora and his mother
is from Nainital district.
Right hand batsman
Bowling style: Right arm medium
Field position: Wicket keeper
Asia XI, Jharkhand
Test debut :
India v Sri Lanka at Chennai - Dec 2-6, 2005
ODI debut : Bangladesh v India at Chittagong
(MAA) - Dec 23, 2004
Twenty20 Int. debut : South Africa v India
at Johannesburg - Dec 1, 2006
Gilchrist and Sachin Tendulkar
Actor : Amitabh Bachan
Actress : Angelina Jolie
Model : Deepika Padukone
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Movies : Agneepath and Sholay
Outfit : T-shirt, jackets, designer jeans
Accessories :Chunky Watches.
Food: Chicken butter masala with naan,
chicken tikka pizza and all home made foods
Sports: badminton, hockey,
football, table tennis
* Hearing music,
ghazals and songs by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore
* Loves to ride bikes
* Enjoys playing badminton
* loves gossips
* English songs
* Working out at gyms
to play Counter Strike, Black Hawk Down, Men of
Sam (German Shepherd)
* Zara (black Labrador)
drinks a litre of milk everyday. It can be milkshake,
hot chocolate or anything.
with double standards and those who 'butter him
* Thinks positive
* Highly confident about himself
* Is aggressive on the field
* He was selected
for the district and club level in both football
and cricket. But his football instructor Mr. K.
R. Banerjee sent him to play cricket.
* Based on his club cricket performances, he was
picked for the 1997-98 Vinoo Manked Trophy U-16
* He was run out on the first ball he faced on
* On the 31st of October, he broke the record
of highest runs scored by a wicket keeper by securing
183 runs against Srilanka which was played at
Jaipur.(Adam Gilchrist was the former record holder
with 172 runs)
* He hit the most number of sixes by an Indian
in an Innings, and the second highest in ODI cricket,
which is a total of 10 sixes.
* Holds the record
for highest runs scored by a wicketkeeper, i.e.
183 not out. His innings of 183 not out
is the highest score made by anyone in the second
innings of an ODI.
* Became the first Indian to hit 10 sixes in an
* Made a record of scoring 120 runs in an ODI
from boundaries and sixes(15 boundaries and 10
* Is the only second Indian to reach 1st position
on LG's ICC ODI batting rankings.
* Won the Pepsi
& MTV Youth Icon of the year 2006.
* Nominated for NDTV Youth Icon of the year 2006.
believes that his
long hair has brought him luck in cricket
A price of Rs 50
lakh for an endorsement. Endorses Reebok, GE Money,
Godrej, NDTV, Siyaram's, Orient PSPO, Bharat Petroleum,
Mysore Sandal soap, PEPSI, Parle Milk Shakti,
Exide, Royal Stage, Reliance Mobile, Sonata, Videocon,
To do his bit for
his town, he readily agreed to lend his name for
the campaign to be launched by the administration.
(The school dropout rate in Ranchi, is around
45 per cent)
his exam forms were filled but he never sat for
one as he was busy playing matches.
In 1997 he was in the tenth standard, and it was
the school league final, a limited overs match,
and got 213 not out. His partner Shabbir
Hussian got 119. The made around 378 runs in an
opening wicket partnership. That was one of the
turning points in his career.
Present: When India won the 2007 World
Twenty20 under his captaincy.
"I feel we (cricketers
from small towns) are tougher than players from
metros. In Ranchi, there were no academics, good
gyms or high-profile coaches, so we had to learn
the cricket hard way. "
of his life
Never give up