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January 14, 2019
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Harbhajan Singh (cricketer) Wife, Weight, Height, Age, Records and More

By Yash Mittal

Harbhajan Singh
(Indian Cricketer)

Harbhajan Singh
Nickname: Bhajji and Turbanator
Profession: Indian Cricketer (off-spin bowler)
Biography
Autobiography: NA
Biopic: NA
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.): 180 cm
Weight (approx.): 71 kgs
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Tattoos: No
Personal Life
Date of Birth: 3 July 1980
Age (as on 2017): 37 years
Birth Place: Jalandhar, Punjab, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Cancer
Nationality: Indian
School: Educational Qualification: School:- Jai Hind Model School, Government Model Senior Secondary School, Doaba School, Parvati Jain High School in Jalandhar
College: NA
Educational Qualifications: NA
Signature:

Family
Father: Sardar Sardev Singh Plaha (Businessman)
Mother: Avtar Kaur (Housewife)
Sister: 4 (Elder), 1 (Younger)
Brother: N/A
Coach/Mentor: Charanjit Singh Bhullar and Davinder Arora
Religion: Sikh
Address: Mumbai

Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test: 25 March 1998 against Australia at Bengaluru
ODI: 17 April 1998 against New Zealand in Sharjah
T20: 1 December 2006 against South Africa at Wanderers, Johannesburg
Jersey Number: #3 (India), #3 (IPL)
Domestic/State Team: India, Punjab, Mumbai Indians, and Chennai Super Kings
Nature on field: Very Aggressive
Likes to play against: Pakistan and Australia
Favourite Shot/Ball: Doosra 9a leg-break bowled with an off-break action)

Career Turning Point

Records

  • Harbhajan with 417 Test wickets is the third highest wicket-taker as an off-spinner.
  • The leading wicket-taker for India as an off-spinner.
  • He has the record of dismissing Ricky Ponting ten times, most by any bowler.
  • The recipient of five ‘Man of the Match’ and 1 ‘Player of the series’ on Indian soil.

Preferences
Hobbies: Cricket and Music
Favourite Batsmen: Sachin Tendulkar
Favourite Bowlers: NA
Favourite Cricket Ground: NA
Favourite sports Commentator: NA
Favourite Food: Nando’s Chicken
Favourite Actors: NA
Favourite Films: NA
Favourite Musicians/Singers: NA
Favourite TV Shows: NA
Smoking/Alcohol: No/Not Known

Style Quotient
Cars Collection: NA

Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Married
Affairs/Girlfriends: Geeta Basra
Wife/Spouse: Geeta Basra
Marriage Date: 29 October 2015
Children: Hinaya Heer Plaha

Earnings
Net Worth: 60 Crores
Retainer Fee: NA
Test Fee: NA
ODI Fee: NA
T20 Fee: NA
IPL 11: NA

Awards and recognitions

  • Recipient of 5 Man of the Match Awards and 1 Player of the Series award on Indian soil.
  • The third highest Test wicket-taker for India.
  • Member of the 2002 Champions Trophy, 2007 WT20, and 2011 World Cup winning team.
  • One of the few players to have won four IPL trophies. (2013, 2015, 2017, and 2018).

Controversies

  • During the 2008 Sydney Test, Harbhajan was involved in the ‘Monkeygate scandal’ where the Aussie all-rounder Andrew Symonds alleged of racially abusing him, Bhajji was handed a ban of one Test match thereafter.
  • In the 2008 edition of the IPL, Harbhajan was involved in an ugly spat with KXIP’s Shreesanth, and slapped him after the former’s side had lost their game.
  • Bhajji’s Royal Stag whisky ad commercial attracted a lot of flake from the Sikh community.

Lesser Known Facts

  • Bhajji played for English county team Surrey in 2005.
  • He was the recipient of Test cricketer of the year thrice.
  • During the memorable 2001 Kolkata Test, Harbhajan became the first Indian bowler to take a Test match hat-trick.
  • In 2003, he was conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award and the coveted Padma Shri Award in 2009.
  • He owns a customised SUV Hummer H2, which he imported from London in 2009.
  • He was honoured with the designation of Deputy Superintendent in Punjab Police after his path-breaking performance (32 wickets in 3 matches including a hat-trick) against Australia in 2001.

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Yash Mittal

A cricket lover waiting for the next Indian cricket triumph!

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