Biography, profile and career history of Harbhajan Singh - best spinner in India

Harbhajan Singh is one of the best off spinners iof world cricket. This article gives you complete information about Harbhajan Singh. More details about Biography, career history, profile and career performance in test, ODI, T20 and IPL is quoted in this article.

Biography and career history of Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh is one of the best spinner and a hard hitting batsman of India. The full name of Harbhajan Singh is Harbhajan Singh Plaha who was born in the year 1980 July 3 at Jalandhar, Punjab, India. Harbhajan Singh is one of the best off spinners of the world. Harbhajan Singh holds the record of second highest test wicket taker for an off spinner in the world after Muttiah Muralidharan.
Harbhajan singh
Harbhajan is more famous in the names Bhajji and The Turbanator. Harbhajan made his test debut in the year 1998 march 25 against Australia and one day debut in the year 1998 April 17 against New Zealand. Harbhajan holds the record for taking First hat trick bowler for India. Harbhajan was born in a middle class Punjab family.

The first coach of Harbhajan singh is Charanjit Singh Bhullar where he trained as a batsman in those days, but later he concentrated in spin bowling and became one of the best spinners in the world. At the age of 15 itself Bhajji showed some amazing skill in his spin bowling where he got a place in Under 16 Punjab team and got 12 wickets in a match against Hariyana. With his amazing performance in Under 16, he was selected for Under 19 national team.

Harbhajan started his first class cricket against services in the year 1997. In his ODI debut match Bhajji took 1 wicket, and India won that match against New Zealand. One of the main specialty of his bowling is his ability to bowl Doosra which is difficult for a batsman to play. Harbhajan also showed some great performance with his bat. In test cricket harbhajan won 3 Man of the series and 6 Man of the match awards. In ODI cricket Bhajji won 3 Man of the match awards.

Profile of Harbhajan Singh

Full name: Harbhajan Singh Plaha
Harbhajan Singh birth place: Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Harbhajan Singh birth date: 3/07/1980
Harbhajan Singh test debut: 25/03/1998 against Australia
Harbhajan Singh ODI debut: 17/04/1998 against New Zealand
Harbhajan Singh T20 debut: 1/12/2006
Nick names: Bhajji and The Turbanator
Bowling style: Right arm off spinner
Major role: Bowling
Played for: India, Asia XI, Lancashire, Mumbai Indians, Surrey

Career performance of Harbhajan Singh

Batting performance of Harbhajan Singh

Test Cricket

Total matches:98 matches played
Total runs:2164 runs scored
Strike rate:65.4
Hundreds: two times
Fifties: 9 times

One day cricket

Total matches:229 matches played
Total runs:1190 runs scored
Strike rate:80.51

T20 cricket

Total matches:23 matches played
Total runs:99 runs scored
Strike rate:120.73

IPL cricket

Total matches:46 matches played
Total runs:322 runs scored
Strike rate:157.84

Bowling Performance and record of Graeme Schwann


Total matches:98 matches played
Total overs:4608 overs bowled
Total wickets:406 wickets taken
Best figures:8/84

One day cricket

Total matches:229 matches played
Total overs:2009 overs bowled
Total wickets:259 wickets taken
Best figures:5/31

T20 cricket

Total matches:23 matches played
Total overs:84 overs bowled
Total wickets:18 wickets taken
Best figures:3/30

IPL cricket

Total matches:46 matches played
Total overs:160 overs bowled
Total wickets:48 wickets taken
Best figures:5/18

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