Happy Birthday Harbhajan singh: Bhaji turns 36


New Delhi: Harbhajan Singh turns  36 today. He Born July 3, 1980 in Jalandhar, Punjab, The right-arm India off-spinner has lead India to major victories and successes while wearing the blue jersey. One of his best moment came when he took a hat-trick against Australia in 2001 while playing in India. He is also popularly known as ‘Turbanator’ and ‘Bhajji’. The star Indian cricketer is known to be a funny man, both on and off the pitch. Not only a bowler, ‘Bhajji’ has also shown his capabilities with the bat in his hand at times. He was also part of the India World Cup winning squad in 2011 and also the T20 World Cup winning team in 2007.

Harbhajan made his Test debut in 1998 against Australia in Bangalore. He has always loved playing and performing against Australia. He has 403 wickets in 103 matches for India in Tests. His best figures are 8-84. His economy rate in Tests is 2.84. He has 25 five-wicket hauls and 5 ten-wicket hauls to his name. He made his One-Day International (ODI) debut for India in April 1998 against New Zealand at Sharjah. He has played 236 ODIs for India and has 269 wickets in them. His best bowling performance in ODIs was when he took figures of  5-31. He bowls with a good economy rate of 4.31. He also has 3 five-wicket hauls in ODIs.

Meanwhile, Harbhajan also has 2 Test hundreds to his name and 9 fifties, which itself speak about how he can contribute with the bat as well. Harbhajan plays for Mumbai Indians in the IPL and has been an integral part of the the franchise. He was once involved in an ugly exchange of words with Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds that came to be known as the Monkey Gate scandal.