Matches (15)
West Indies v India T20I Series (1)
CWG 2022 (2)
Men's Hundred (2)
ZIM v BDESH (1)
BDESH-A in WI (1)
RL Cup (8)

Full Name

Harbhajan Singh

Born

July 03, 1980, Jullundur (now Jalandhar), Punjab

Age

42y 36d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

A player of passion with the talent to match, Harbhajan Singh kept the flag flying for fingerspin in an era of prolific wristspinners, flat pitches and big bats. Bowling with a windmilling, whiplash action, he varied his length and pace, and turned it the other way too. His deadliest ball was the one that climbed wickedly from a length, forcing a hurried jab. In March 2001, it proved too much for the all-conquering Australians, and Harbhajan collected 32 wickets in three Tests - including the first Test hat-trick by an Indian - while none of his team-mates managed more than three.

His personal rivalry with the Australians was responsible for both the highest and the lowest points of his career. Invariably he managed to raise his game against them, and was singularly responsible for Ricky Ponting's low scores on Indian soil - he dismissed him five times for fewer than 12 runs each time in the 2001 series. Some of his punchiest batting performances came against them too. But in 2008 a confrontation with Andrew Symonds created one of the ugliest controversies in cricket, when he was charged with racial abuse, which was reduced to abuse on appeal. But the IPL threw the two of them together, and they forged a relationship as teamm-ates at Mumbai Indians, for whom Harbhajan played ten seasons between 2008 and 2017, even leading them in 20 matches.

Though he was part of India's winning campaign in the inaugural T20 World Cup, in 2007, like many of his contemporaries, he took time to adapt his game to the shortest format from ODIs, in which he was an integral part of the Indian team. However, Harbhajan's legacy will be his contribution to India's dominant home record in Tests and the deadly partnership he forged with Anil Kumble on relatively batting-friendly pitches - they took 366 wickets in 34 matches they played together, in which India was defeated in a series just once. Till R Ashwin surpassed him in 2021, Harbhajan was India's most successful Test offspinner.

Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test10319028580135374178/8415/21732.462.8468.516255
ODI2362271247989732695/315/3133.354.3146.3230
T20I2827612633254/124/1225.326.2024.4100
FC19848055226527808/8429.042.8261.6418
List A33417533126983935/315/3132.314.3444.6540
T20268256547161942355/185/1826.356.7923.2310
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test10314523222411518.22343264.802927742420
ODI2361283512374913.30152681.06009235710
T20I281351082113.5087124.130011470
FC19826846425511519.162151000
List A33419454213479*15.24021120
T202681555215127814.671178128.350214173830
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Harbhajan Singh lifts Rahul Tripathi after their tense win
Venkatesh Iyer chats with Harbhajan Singh before the start of the match
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