Harbhajan Singh Birthday: Indian cricket team’s veteran player Harbhajan Singh is celebrating his 43rd birthday today. In world cricket, Harbhajan Singh is counted as a veteran off-spinner. Harbhajan Singh was born on 3rd July in Jalandhar. To take care of his family, Bhajji first wanted to become a truck driver, but because of his sisters, he decided to become a cricketer.
In the life of Harbhajan Singh, he also had to face a lot of sorrows. When Bhajji was 21 years old, his father passed away, leaving the entire responsibility of the family on his shoulders. Bhajji did not give up and confirmed his place in Team India by performing better in domestic cricket. Bhajji first wanted to become a batsman, but after the advice of the coach, he decided to become an off-spinner.
Did a big feat by taking a hat-trick against Australia
Harbhajan Singh is the first player to take the first hat-trick from India in Test cricket. He got the wickets of Ricky Ponting, Shane Warne and Adam Gilchrist against Australia during the Kolkata Test match in 2001. Harbhajan Singh took the maximum 32 wickets from the Indian team in that Test series.
Member of T20 and ODI World Cup winning team
In the year 2007, when the Indian team won the T20 World Cup, Harbhajan Singh played a very important role with the ball. At the same time, Harbhajan Singh was also a member of the 2011 ODI World Cup winning team. During his international career, Harbhajan Singh took 417 wickets in 103 Test matches. During this, he took 5 wickets in an innings 25 times and 10 wickets in a match 5 times.
There is also a record of playing 2 century innings in the name of Harbhajan Singh in Test format. Bhajji took 269 wickets in 236 ODIs, while he took 25 wickets in 28 T20 matches. Even in IPL, Harbhajan Singh’s record is very impressive. Bhajji took 150 wickets in 163 IPL matches. Harbhajan Singh has also been a member of the IPL winning team while playing for Mumbai and Chennai.
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