Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Friday introduced retirement from all types of aggressive cricket.
The 41-year-old from Punjab took 417 wickets in 103 Checks, 269 wickets in 236 ODIs and 25 scalps in 28 T20Is in his illustrious occupation. Within the IPL throughout 13 seasons for Mumbai Indians, Chennai Tremendous Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders, he has scalped 150 wickets in 163 fits.
Harbhajan, who made his India debut right through an ODI towards New Zealand at Sharjah in 1998, closing performed for the rustic in March, 2016 right through a T20I towards the UAE at Dhaka.
Harbhajan used to be an integral member of the 2007 T20 International Cup and the 2011 ODI International Cup profitable workforce.
All excellent issues come to an finish and as of late as I bid adieu to the sport that has given me the whole thing in lifestyles, I wish to thank everybody who made this 23-year-long adventure stunning and noteworthy.
My heartfelt thanks 🙏 Thankful .https://t.co/iD6WHU46MU
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 24, 2021
“All excellent issues come to an finish and as of late as I bid adieu to the sport that has given me the whole thing in lifestyles, I wish to thank everybody who made this 23-year-long adventure stunning and noteworthy.
My heartfelt thanks, Thankful,” he wrote on Twitter.
Harbhajan featured in a couple of fits right through the primary section of the IPL 2021 for Kolkata Knight Riders however didn’t get to play a recreation within the UAE leg of the event.
“In my thoughts, I retired previous however I’m making the announcement as of late,” Harbhajan mentioned on his YouTube channel.
“My adventure from the streets of Jalandhar to turn out to be the Turnabator for Crew India has been a gorgeous one. There’s no larger motivation for me in lifestyles than stepping out at the box, dressed in the India jersey.
“There comes a time in lifestyles the place we need to take a tricky choice, you need to transfer ahead in lifestyles. I used to be looking ahead to the previous couple of years to make this announcement public — I’m retiring from all types of cricket.”
Harbhajan Singh is one among India’s maximum a success off-spin bowlers. He made his Check debut towards Australia in 1998. His bowling motion used to be introduced into query early in his occupation and that led him to modify to his trademark windmilling whiplash motion.
Harbhajan burst into nationwide prominence within the 2001 Check collection wherein India hosted Steve Waugh’s all conquering Australian aspect. Harbhajan picked 32 wickets, turning into the primary Indian to take a Check hat trick on his method to the whole. He went directly to turn out to be a very powerful participant for India in all codecs of the sport for just about a decade underneath Sourav Ganguly first and the Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Harbhajan has additionally had his fair proportion of controversies, maximum prominently the ‘Monkey-gate’ when India toured Australia in 2007-08. Harbhajan could also be identified for his competitive, nearly swashbuckling taste of batting and has scored two Check centuries in his occupation.