He is currently among the leading Indian fast bowlers, he started his international career at the age of 19. In his first full-fledged ODI series in Australia, he shows his potential. In the fourth match of his career, he took 4 wickets against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). In the same series, he delivered the fastest ball of his life. At Adelaide on February 17, 2008, he clocked 152.6 km/ph (94.8 mph) and become the second-fastest bowler in the history.