Cricket Fraternity Pours In Birthday Wishes For Harbhajan Singh

Cricket Fraternity Pours In Birthday Wishes For Harbhajan Singh

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Harbhajan Singh. Image Getty Images

India’s veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh is celebrating his 40th birthday today. Harbhajan’s former teammates, with whom he has spent the best years of his life, took to Twitter to wish the off-spinner. Despite age not being on his side, Harbhajan had recently revealed that he once again wants to play for the Indian team and he can be considered for the T20I side.

Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh is one of India’s most successful spinners. The Turbanator was the first Indian to take a Test hat-trick when he took three wickets on the trot against Australia in the famous Kolkata Test in 2001. Bhajji was at his best in the series as he snared 32 wickets at an average of 17 and breathed down the neck of the Australian juggernauts.

Harbhajan Singh, 2011 World Cup, Kolkata Test
Harbhajan Singh. Image Credit: BCCI.

Harbhajan Singh is India’s most successful off-spinner

The off-spinner had recently stated that historic series against Australia in 2001 was the turning point in his career. India’s lead spinner Anil Kumble was injured and Harbhajan was able to grab his chance.

Harbhajan finished his Test career with 417 wickets in 103 Test matches at an average of 32.46. The experienced off-spinner claimed 269 wickets in 235 ODI matches at an average of 33.35. The right-arm finger spinner from Punjab took 25 wickets in 28 T20I matches.

Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh. (Image Credit” Twitter)

Harbhajan was part of the 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup triumph. He took nine wickets in as many matches in the 2011 World Cup. On the other hand, Harbhajan played for a decade with Mumbai Indians and won three IPL titles with them.

Subsequently, he moved to Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018 and has also won an IPL trophy with the MS Dhoni-led team. Harbhajan has bagged 150 wickets in 160 IPL matches and he has been a consistent performer in all the three forms of the game. The off-spinner will look to keep the good show going and he will play for CSK in IPL 2020, whenever the tournament will happen.

Here is how Cricket fraternity wished Harbhajan Singh on his birthday:

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