The 2nd ever cricket player from Mangalore to play for Indian Test team, after Budhi Kunderan.
The 1st ever Karnataka batsman to hit a score a triple century in first-class cricket (337 runs) against Uttar Pradesh in 2014-15 Ranji Trophy season.
The 1st Indian to score an ODI hundred on debut, against Zimbabwe in 2016.
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Career Turning Point:
When he scored 185 and 130 for South Zone in the 2014-15 Duleep Trophy final against Central Zone in Delhi, after which he was included in the Test series against Australia.
He has always been a sports junkie who throughout his childhood used to play all kinds of sports. His parents always encouraged him to play sports, but on one condition that if his grades will decrease, he will have to stop playing sports, and he never let it happen throughout his studies.
He used to be a mischievous yet reserved as a kid.
His father used to be the secretary of his school, and he took it for granted by taking certain advantage such as by colouring his hair, wearing casual shoes, etc.