Harbhajan Singh (India)

Harbhajan Singh
Full Name:Harbhajan Singh
Date of birth:03 / 07 / 1980
Country:India
Role:Bowler
Batting style:Right-hand
Bowling style:Off break

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Career summary

- Test debut v Australia at Bangalore - March 1998.

- ODI debut v New Zealand at Sharjah - April 1998

- Harbhajan Singh is almost as famous for controversies as he is for his spin bowling.

- One of his nicknames is The Turbanator, based on his bowling skill and, as a Sikh, he wears a black turban when he plays.

- He had to remodel his bowling action after he was reported for chucking in November 1998.

- Became a household name in India in 2001 after taking 32 wickets against Australia, which included a hat-trick, the first Indian to do so in Test cricket.

- Although he has since failed to reach standards he set in 2001, he is still considered India's No 1 spin bowler following the retirement of Anil Kumble.

- He was a member of India's 2007 World Twenty20 championship winning team.

- In recent years he has become synonymous with controversies. During the 2008 tour of Australia, he was banned after allegedly calling Andrew Symonds a "monkey". His ban was later lifted.

- Later in the year he was suspended for 11 Indian Premier League matches after he slapped India team-mate Sreesanth.

- Just as whispers of Harbhajan reaching the end of his career started to appear, he hit back with 5 for 59 against South Africa at his favourite Eden Gardens to bowl India to a dramatic innings victory with just nine balls left in the match.

March 2010

Test Matches

Batting
Career Span:1998-2013
Matches:101
Innings:142
Not Outs:22
Runs:2203
Highest Score:115
Average:18.36
50s:9
100s:2
Ducks:19
Pairs:0
Caught Out:74
Stumped Out:1
Bowling
Innings Bowled:184
Overs:4711.8
Maidens:865
Runs Conceded:13372
Wickets:413
5 Wicket Innings:25
10 Wicket Innings:0
Average:32.38
Economy Rate:2.84
Best bowling in Innings:8/84

ODI Matches

Batting
Career Span:1998-2011
Matches:221
Innings:120
Not Outs:31
Runs:1175
Highest Score:49
Average:13.2
50s:0
100s:0
Ducks:15
Pairs:0
Caught Out:45
Stumped Out:5
Bowling
Innings Bowled:212
Overs:1943.7
Maidens:81
Runs Conceded:8344
Wickets:247
5 Wicket Innings:2
10 Wicket Innings:0
Average:33.78
Economy Rate:4.29
Best bowling in Innings:5/31