Harbhajan Singh announces retirement from all forms of Cricket

2011 World Cup winner, Harbhajan Singh announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.

Harbhajan Singh – India’s successful test spinner has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. 41-yr old famously known as Turbanator made the official statement through his social media account.

“All good things come to an end and today as I bid adieu to the game that has given me everything in life, I would like to thank everyone who made this 23-year-long journey beautiful and memorable,” he tweeted. “My heartfelt thank you. Grateful.”

Harbhajan Singh made his debut against Australia in 1998 followed by his ODI debut in the same year against New Zealand. In his career, Harbhajan Singh has taken 417 test wickets and 269 wickets. After Anil Kumble (619) and Kapil Dev (434), the off-spinner was the third successful test spinner in Indian Cricket history. But earlier Ravichandran Ashwin surpassed the tally of 417 Wickets and become the third successful bowler in history. Born in Jalandhar, Harbhajan Singh had to struggle hard in the initial days of his cricket career.

Until the 2001 series, Harbhajan Singh was in the shadows of uncertainties before he came as the warrior to end the unbeaten streak of almighty Aussies under the captaincy of Steve Waugh. It was one of those years in 2001 when team India was going through the match-fixing news and performed under such times. Harbhajan Singh’s career had started then. 32 wickets in 3 tests and winning the series by 2-1 without Harbhajan Singh that not possible.

The 2001 series was one of the iconic moments in Indian Cricket history. After that everything had changed the body language of players and the hunger to win big games. Harbhajan Singh was also the part of 2003 World Cup and 2007 T20 World Cup-winning team. And at last, when team India won the 2011 world cup after 28 years Harbhajan Singh took 9 wickets. With the bat, Singh also contributed to testing cricket with two centuries and nine half-centuries.

Apart from this, Harbhajan Singh also shared the message on his YouTube channel for his fans that how his journey has been for 25 years.

 

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