The Haryana bowler was a late inclusion in the team after captain Anil Kumble was ruled out of the match with a shoulder injury.
The 25-year-old leggie is the sixth Indian bowler overall and the third leg-spinner after Narendra Hirwani and VV Kumar to claim five wickets in his debut Test match.
List of Indian bowlers who have claimed five-wicket hauls on debut:
1, Amit Mishra vs Australia, 5 for 71, PCA Stadium, Mohali in 2008-09
2, Narendra Hirwani vs West Indies [Images] 8 for 61, M, Chidambaram, Chennai in 1987-88
3, Dilip Doshi vs Australia 6 for 103, M Chidamabaram Stadium, Chennai in 1979-80
4, S Abid Ali vs Australia 6 for 55, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide in 1967-68
5, VV Kumar vs Pakistan 5 for 64, Ferozesha Kotla, Delhi [Images] in 1960-61
6, Mohd. Nissar vs England [Images] 5 for 93, Lord's in 1932