India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh declared his retirement from all types of cricket on Friday (December 24). The 41-year-old got 417 wickets in 103 Tests, 269 wickets in 236 ODIs and 25 scalps in 28 T20Is in his vocation.
Harbhajan made his Test debut against Australia in Bangalore back in 1998 and Greg Blewett ended up being his lady Test scalp. Around the same time, he acquired his lady ODI cap when India played against New Zealand in April in Sharjah. Matt Horne was his first ODI wicket.
Be that as it may, it was approximately three years some other time when the off-spinner arrived at incredible statures, controlling India to an essential dig out from a deficit 2-1 Test series win against Australia by scalping 32 wickets. He likewise recorded his best Test figures of 8 for 84 in that series in Chennai.
Harbhajan likewise was an individual from the Indian side that arrived at the culmination conflict of the 2003 50-over World Cup and in the end won the title in 2011 where he took nine wickets. He likewise was a piece of the set-up that won the T20 World Cup in 2007 in South Africa.
Harbhajan Singh additionally was one of the pillars of India’s vital abroad successes in Leeds (2002) and Durban (2010-11 season), wrapping up with four and six wickets individually. He recorded his best Test figures from home – 7 for 120 – in the attracted Test Cape Town in 2010-11. He played his last worldwide game against the UAE in the T20 Asia Cup in 2016.
Harbhajan Singh additionally played 163 IPL coordinates and took 150 wickets. His best season in the IPL came in 2013 when he took 24 wickets at a normal of 19 for the Mumbai Indians. The veteran off-spinner, who made his top notch debut in the 1997 season for Punjab versus Services, likewise played 198 top of the line matches, trapping 780 wickets.
He was additionally a valuable supporter with the bat close by, confirmed by the two Test hundreds he arranged versus New Zealand at home in 2010. Notwithstanding those two hundreds, he likewise scored nine fifties in the longest arrangement of the game.