Harbhajan Singh announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Harbhajan Singh makes his official retirement from all forms of cricket 

One of the greatest spinner ever to don the Indian jersey, Harbhajan Singh has finally made his retirement official. Fondly known as the Turbanator, Harbhajan tweeted his retirement through his official handle.

Although Harbhajan Singh has been out of international action since 2016 when he played his last international match against UAE, the ace spinner opined about his delayed retirement through a video message on Twitter.

“In many ways, I had already retired as a cricketer, but hadn’t been able to make a formal announcement. I haven’t been an active cricketer for a while. But I had a commitment to Kolkata Knight Riders, and wanted to spend the (2021) IPL season with them. But during the season itself, I had made up my mind to retire.”
Having been benched out for the majority of the IPL 2021 season, Bhaji was last seen on the field on April 18, 2021.

 

An illustrious career of 23 years glorified in the books of Indian Cricket forever 

The story dates back to 1998 when a young boy from Punjab was all set to mark his imprints in the books of international cricket. Having made his debut in the late 90s, Harbhajan rose to being one of the best in the 20th century.

As they say, numbers speak for themselves, Harbhajan’s prolific numbers are no less than a story in itself. Over 100 Test matches, 200 ODIs, the Turbanator will always be cherished as one of the greatest spinners ever to play the game.

With time being called upon his 23-year long cricket career, Harbhajan Singh has indeed scaled heights in the Indian cricket. He officially hungs up his boots as the fourth and fifth most successful bowler in Test cricket and ODIs respectively for India.

Bowling Career Summary
M
Inn
B
Runs
Wkts
BBI
BBM
Econ
Avg
SR
5W
10W
Test
103
190
28580
13537
417
8/84
15/217
2.84
32.46
68.54
25
5
ODI
236
227
12479
8973
269
5/31
5/31
4.31
33.36
46.39
3
0
T20I
28
27
612
633
25
4/12
4/12
6.21
25.32
24.48
0
0
IPL
163
160
3416
4030
150
5/18
5/18
7.08
26.87
22.77
1
0

 

(Image Courtesy: TOI)

Vikhyat Jain
An ardent cricket enthusiast with profound knowledge and understanding of the game. I am also keen on writing about cricket and have prior experience in writing cricket-related articles for digital sports platforms.

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