Harbhajan Singh announced his retirement at the age of 41



Harbhajan Singh announced his retirement at the age of 41

Harbhajan Singh announced his retirement at the age of 41

December 28, 2021  Authorbet365baji

On Friday, December 24th, Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket.

In his remarkable career, the 41-year-old cricketer captured 417 wickets in 103 Tests. Harbhajan also achieved 269 wickets in 236 ODIs, and 25 scalps in 28 T20Is. He has 150 wickets in 163 matches in 13 seasons of the Indian Premier League(IPL). The teams that he participated in were Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders.

In 1998, the Punjabi off-spinner made his India debut in an ODI against New Zealand in Sharjah. He last played for the country in a T20I against the UAE in Dhaka in March of 2016.

Team India won the title of the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2011 ODI World Cup. Harbhajan played a vital role on the winning teams.

The retired off-spinner posted on his social media account that all good things must come to an end, and as he says goodbye to the game that has given him everything in life, he is grateful and would like to thank everyone who has contributed to making this 23-year journey so beautiful and memorable.

Harbhajan played in a few games for Kolkata Knight Riders during the first phase of the IPL 2021. However, he did not play in the UAE leg of the competition.

He stated that his journey from the streets of Jalandhar to become Team India's Turnabator has been remarkable. He commented that there is no greater source of motivation for me in life than putting on the India shirt on the pitch. Harbhajan said that there comes a time in life when we must make a difficult choice in order to move forward in life and he has been waiting for this day for a few years, and now he is finally announcing that he is retiring from all kinds of cricket.

Harbhajan Singh is an off-spin bowler who has had a lot of success in India. His Test journey began in 1998 facing Australia. Early in his career, his bowling performance was called into doubt, prompting him to switch to his signature windmilling whiplash action.

Harbhajan rose to stardom in India during the 2001 Test series against Steve Waugh's all-conquering Australian team. On his way to the total, Harbhajan picked up 32 wickets, becoming the first Indian to take a Test hat trick. For about a decade, he was a significant player for India in all formats of the sport, first under Sourav Ganguly and then under MS Dhoni.

Harbhajan has also been embroiled in controversy, most notably during India's 2007-08 tour to Australia, when he was dubbed "Monkey-gate." Harbhajan is also noted for his brash, almost swashbuckling batting style, and has two Test hundreds to his credit.