As Indian great Harbhajan Singh turns 42 today, many cricketing greats have extended their best wishes to the former cricketer. Congratulating Bhajji on his special day, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) mentioned all the records achieved by the former spinner and wished the Indian legend all the best.
Harbhajan Singh announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on December 24, 2021. In his legendary cricket career, Bhajji has been a part of 103 Test matches, 236 ODIs and 28 T20Is. He has taken a total of 294 wickets in limited overs cricket. The former Indian cricketer played his last Test match against Sri Lanka in 2015, he also played his last ODI against South Africa in the same year. In 2016, Harbhajan ended up playing his last match against UAE in the 2016 Asia Cup tournament.
Harbhajan was out of Indian cricket after taking 417 Test wickets in 103 Tests at an average of 32.46. The former cricketer is the first Indian to claim a hat-trick and also holds 200 ICC T20I World Cup and 2011 World Cup winning medals. The former spinner has played a total of 367 international games, taken 711 international wickets, and also scored 3,569 international runs with 2 centuries.
After Kumble retired from Test cricket, Harbhajan took the responsibility of leading India’s spin bowling from the front and bowled whenever the need arose. Despite all the talent that Harbhajan Singh had, he somehow lost track of his art after star-studded IPL (Indian Premier League) came into play. Far from his best, the spinning wizard still played a big part in India’s 2011 World Cup-winning campaign.
This is how the veterans of the game wished Turbanator on his birthday: