Happy Birthday Harbhajan Singh: India’s most successful finger spinner is celebrating his 40th birthday today.
Veteran India spinner Harbhajan Singh has turned 40 today. Fondly known as Bhajji, India’s most successful finger spinner is receiving plentiful heartening birthday wishes across social media platforms.
Having made his Test debut against Australia in 1998, Harbhajan had last played for India during the Asia Cup in 2016. Despite not playing at the highest level for four years, Harbhajan remains keen to represent India in T20Is.
In 367 international matches across formats, Harbhajan has picked 711 wickets including 24 five-wicket hauls and is India’s second-best bowler only behind former India Test captain Anil Kumble (956).
While his 417 Test wickets make him India’s third-highest wicket-taker in the format, his 265 ODI wickets see him as the fifth-highest wicket-keeper in this format.
A handy option with the bat, Harbhajan has 3,569 runs to his name at the highest level across formats including two Test centuries.
Harbhajan, who currently plays for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, is the tournament’s third-highest wicket-taker (second-best spinner) on the back of 150 wickets in 160 matches at an average of 26.44, an economy rate of 7.05 and a strike rate of 22.49.
Happy Birthday Harbhajan Singh
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 3, 2020
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Bhajju Paa @harbhajan_singh. May God bless you with good health and happiness. Have a great year ahead. 😊🎂
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 3, 2020
Always reliable as a match winner team mate, very affectionate as an elder brother, happy birthday 🎂 to one and only Singh is King! Fittingly, @harbhajan_singh #HappyBirthdayHarbhajanSingh shares the day with #HappyBirthdayTomCruise 😄 pic.twitter.com/zF3qH6NSmd
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) July 3, 2020
— Laxmi Ratan Shukla🇮🇳 (@Lshukla6) July 3, 2020
Wishing @harbhajan_singh a very very Happy Birthday. May you experience joy and continue to share it with people around you. Have a great day and a fabulous year ahead. #HBDHarbhajanSingh pic.twitter.com/AY5TBMc8fA
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 3, 2020
Happiest birthday to the one and only @harbhajan_singh ! An amazing person with the heart of gold. And yes, a small matter of 711 International wickets in his kitty as well – best wishes #HappyBirthdayBhajji pic.twitter.com/OpXul5Ij8z
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) July 3, 2020
Is it your happy 40 or 47 🤪 Here’s a glimpse of the wonderful years spent together pulling each other’s leg, sometimes pants too 🤣 U have always proved to the world Singh u will always be King 👑 After quarantine party to leni hai 100% 🍻 love u paaji ❤️🤗@harbhajan_singh pic.twitter.com/hKSP4u8WTJ
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 3, 2020
🌟 Second-most wickets by an India spinner in Tests – 417
🌟 Second-most wickets by an India spinner in ODIs – 265
🌟 First India player to take a Test hat-trick
🌟 A @cricketworldcup winner 🥇
Happy 40th birthday to Harbhajan Singh! pic.twitter.com/r5qYelmPSm
— ICC (@ICC) July 3, 2020
👀 127 wickets and five trophies in the MI Blue and Gold 🏆💙
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) July 3, 2020
Happy Birthday @harbhajan_singh !
One of the greatest match-winners & an amazing human being. Memories made with you are unforgettable & heartwarming💛
Thank you for always being there for me, and everything you have given to cricket. Keep inspiring the young generation! 🏏🎂🎂🥰 pic.twitter.com/mK24obq6Os
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 3, 2020
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) July 3, 2020
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 3, 2020
— Manpreet Gony (@imMsgony) July 3, 2020
From becoming the first Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in Test cricket to registering the second-highest number of Test wickets by an off spinner, @harbhajan_singh‘s journey has been admired by a billion 🇮🇳 hearts!
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from 🏠) (@DelhiCapitals) July 3, 2020
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) July 3, 2020
Many happy returns of the day bhajju pa. Hope you have a great year ahead. From meeting you at NCA as a young boy to being your bowling partner in test matches for our country…wonderful memories! @harbhajan_singh pic.twitter.com/GTbSFENZG6
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) July 3, 2020
Wish u a very happy bday to one and only legend himself big bro @harbhajan_singh paaji god bless u always 🎂❤️😊🙌 u r my inspiration always paaji ❤️ #punjabimunde #singhisking #spinking 😊😊 pic.twitter.com/4eNf5U1GTy
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) July 3, 2020
Birthday Wishes to Star Cricketer @harbhajan_singh All The Best for his Debut Film #Friendship as a Hero. Wish he strikes a SIXER with his First Film itself. #HBDHarbhajanSingh pic.twitter.com/GPqbXImbsC
— BARaju (@baraju_SuperHit) July 3, 2020
Birthday mubarak Bhajji @harbhajan_singh, have a gr8 one!
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 3, 2020
Bhajji ‘turns’ 40! One of India’s greatest match-winners. Two-time WC winner & picked 711 wickets for India. First saw him in U-16 game in Panaji in 1996 & he looked special. Aggressive on the field but yaaron ka yaar. Janamdin ki dher saari shubhkaamnaaein @harbhajan_singh pic.twitter.com/huLe0dpcCa
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 3, 2020
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 3, 2020
Wishing happy birthday to @harbhajan_singh .There are very few people like him who have got great sense of humour. Good Crickter and nice human being
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) July 3, 2020
@harbhajan_singh Happy birthday Bhajjipa. First Indian to take a hat-trick in Tests
– Took 32 wickets in 3 Tests v Australia in 2001
Part of WT20 2007 & WC 2011 winning teams
Won 4 IPL titles ..the most loving personality around..great inspiration ✌🏻
Still going strong at 40! pic.twitter.com/KKH7vI1Jid
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) July 3, 2020
— parthiv patel (@parthiv9) July 3, 2020
@harbhajan_singh Wish you a very happy birthday paji🙏🏻💐
— Sheldon Jackson (@ShelJackson27) July 3, 2020
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